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JOANNA CROWNED QUAY ARTS OPEN COMPETITION WINNER

joannakoriquayartsThere was a packed West Gallery to hear the result of the Quay Arts Open 2015 Competition last week.

Judging was undertaken by Georgia Newman, the Exhibitions Organiser at the Quay; Dr Rachel Flynn, from Dimbola Galleries and Nigel George from Ecclestone George, who is also a Quay trustee.

Joanna Kori was victorious with her twin entries based on gumstrip and linseed oil plus digital drawings. She used archaeology as the basis of her artwork along with the theme of future archaeology. One of her works was entitled Breakfast and the other Domestic Recollections. Each piece of work involves a complex process of laying gumstrips and linseed oil across everyday objects such as spoons.

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Joanna receives the prize of having her work on display in the West Galley for an individual show in the future. She already has ideas of how she can fill the gallery with work based on the history of the Quay building.

Georgia told the assembled audience that the Quay had launched its ‘Quay Holder Scheme’. It is an annual giving scheme in order to help develop greater art opportunities and activities on the Island.

There are three levels of Quay Holder-supporter, member and patron- with a range of benefits. There is a monthly option for donations via the Direct Debit system.

Patrons will be able to meet key Quay staff and help shape policies. One-off donations for a particular project are also welcome.

Report and photograph thanks to Alan and Suzanne Whitewood

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