Bella’s coloured cat wins People’s Choice

Published on Friday, 26 August 2022 at 10:57:15 AM

If Isabella Spann had a cat of her own, it most likely wouldn’t be six feet tall and multi-coloured.  But the cat that helped her win the People’s Choice Award at the City of Nedlands Emerge Youth Art Awards 2022 is exactly that.

“Vivid Gaze”, painted in acrylic by 18-year-old Bella from Ardross won this year’s Award with a record number of votes.

Bella dropped into Tresillian Arts Centre this week to be congratulated on the win and her much coveted $500 prize.

The Emerge Youth Art Awards 2022 is open to artists aged 12 to 25 years and the Awards this year attracted a record 126 entries across all mediums. 

Tresillian Arts Centre Coordinator Lisa Macfarlane-Reid said the People’s Choice contest had received almost 200 votes, and Bella’s entry was a popular winner.

The Emerge Exhibition has been on display since 23 July with many visitors and local school students attending throughout the weeks.

The City of Nedlands Emerge Youth Art Awards is an annual event - artists interested in entering the 2023 Awards can start getting ready now. 

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