Local artist wins prestigious ‘Premiers Award’

Local Tasman artist Grace Mercer-Gladdish is a collector of images. She is also a prolific collector of awards, recently winning the prestigious ‘Premiers Choice Award’ for her oil painting ‘Wattlebird’ at the Tasmanian Regional Arts ‘Bendigo Bank Material Girl Exhibition’ held in Sorell in May. The ‘Material Girl Award and Exhibition’ celebrates and promotes the work of Tasmanian women artists.

Wattlebird‘– incredibly Grace’s first painting using oils as a medium – also won the ‘Tasman Art Award’ and ‘Portraiture prize’ at the Art and Craft Exhibition held in Nubeena earlier this year.

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