The Guild held its annual exhibition and sale of work on the 4th and 5th May at the Guildford Town Hall just 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 “Aspects” with several very interesting collections designed to reflect the theme. Members were invited to submit collections of up to seven pieces to interpret the theme and prizes were awarded for the best displays. Many different painting styles were represented featuring a wide range of subjects.
Congratulations to all the exhibitors for a beautiful display!
1st prize Christine Munro for 'Visual V Complexity'
2nd prize Heather Tailor for 'Aspects of Dark and Light'
3rd prize Brenda Caelli for 'Give me a Home Among the Gum Leaves'
Highly Commended Dee Credaro for 'Horse Tales'
President's Award for 2019 went to Pam Kid for her collection titled 'Nuances of Peonies'
Best First Time Exhibitor went to Danka ScholtzVon Lorenz for her collection titled 'Off the Beaten Track'
'Horse Shoes' Tray by Dee Credaro
'Agapanthus & Ancestors' Vase by Penny Mueller
BEST FIRST TIME EXHIBITOR'S AWARD -
Danka ScholtzVon Lorenz 'Off the Beaten Track'
A collection of 6 items with a equine theme!
PRESIDENT'S CHOICE AWARD FOR 2019
Pam Kid 'Nuances of Peonies'
A collection of 4 items featuring lustre, gold and penwork!
1st PRIZE WINNER
Christine Munro 'Visual V Complexity'
2nd PRIZE WINNER -
Heather Tailor 'Aspects of Dark and Light'
3rd PRIZE WINNER -
Brenda Caelli 'Give me a Home Among the Gum Leaves'
Highly Commended -
Dee Credaro 'Horse Tales'
Work displayed was from both City and country Guild members with a wide variety of both modern and traditional porcelain designs. Also of interest was the Vintage Porcelain Art display featuring porcelain pieces painted by past and present Guild members completed prior to 2017.
shown above butterfly plate by Anne Blake
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 400 hand painted pieces. For more information about the Guild and to read more visit their website at www.chinapainterswa.asn.au.
shown right: Vase by Penny Mueller
shown left: plate by Brenda Caelli
All photographs are © A Blake 2019 unless otherwise stated