Renowned Western Australian artist Lesley Meaney has been revealed as the 2021 winner of the $3500 Margaret River Art Prize for her acrylic and epoxy resin on board, titled 'Awaiting Regeneration Prevelly 2012'.
The annual prize is awarded by the Margaret River Independent School (MRIS) as part of their popular Margaret River Art Auction, which raises vital funds for the school via works donated by generous local and WA artists.
The judging panel consisted of local artists, Paul Cristoffanini and Sean Atkinson, along with Bunbury Gallery curator Caroline Lunel.
The panel also noted Susan Briggs, Kay Gibson, Pierre Requillart, Robin Collin and Claire Murray for commendations this year.
In 1969, shortly after completing five years of full-time study in England, Meaney migrated to Perth as a young artist and art teacher.
Her work is represented in many public and private collections; she has won numerous awards and is documented in several significant publications.
Meaney recently had two 50-year survey exhibitions at the Holmes a Court Galleries in Perth and at Vasse Felix.
The Margaret River Art Prize is supported by River Fresh IGA.
The 16th annual Margaret River Art Auction will be held at Margaret River HEART on November 6, 2021.
For tickets and information, visit mris.wa.edu.au/art-auction