The Guild held its annual exhibition and sale of work on the 5th and 6th May, once again at the beautiful, Art Deco Guildford Town Hall north of Perth. A large display of handpainted china was on show painted by Guild members from both city and rural areas.
The exhibition theme was “A BRUSH WITH COLOUR” with a wide variety of styles and subject matter displayed. Members were invited to submit a collection of up to seven pieces to interpret the theme and prizes were awarded for the best displays. The 2018 winning exhibits are shown below.
1st PRIZE WINNER - Christine Munro 'India in Focus'
Four pieces inspired by the colours of India.
2nd PRIZE WINNER - Heather Tailor 'Sukura'
A beautiful collection of seven pieces interpreting the colours and culture of Japan.
3rd PRIZE WINNER - Carolyn Pollitt 'Who's a Pretty Boy?'
A collection of four pieces having fun with parrots.
HIGHLY COMMENDED - Dee Credaro 'God's Colours'
Three pieces exploring a rural scene in differing conditions.
BEST FIRST TIME EXHIBITOR'S AWARD -
Megan Evans 'My Mind'
A collection of 6 items featuring some stunning colour and design.
2018 President's Choice Award
The 2018 award went to Gloria Paxman for her lidded box 'Pansies'. The box featured beautiful lustre work and was finished with gold detailing.
Guild members from both city and country regions took part with a wide variety of both contemporary and traditional porcelain designs on show. Also of interest was the Guild's 'Members' Treasures' collection, a special display featuring porcelain pieces painted by interstate and overseas artists, rarely seen in public.
shown below: terrine dish from the Best First Time Exhibitor collection by Megan Evans.
Shown below: 'Spectrum - Colours of Australia' collection by Anne Blake.
Shown below: collection 'Breaking Free' by Penny Mueller.
Shown below: vase 'Indian Summer' by Christine Munro from her collection "India in Focus'.
Shown below: Green Kangaroo Paw and Tree Frog plate by Anne Blake from her collection "Spectrum - Colours of Australia'.
The WA Guild of China Painters was formed in 1964 and has been promoting the art of china painting since that time and is Australia's oldest china painting group. Its annual exhibition and sale or work is much anticipated by lovers of the art and usually displays over 500 hand painted pieces. For more information about the Guild and to see additional photos visit their website at www.chinapainterswa.asn.au.
shown right: Vases & box by Heather Tailor
All photographs are © A Blake 2018 unless otherwise stated