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Queensland artist Carole King wins Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize - Mangroves

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Her painting depicting mangroves, High Tide, Wynnum, is synthetic polymer paint on canvas with a collage of cut and torn paper.

The Queensland artist was chosen from 101 finalists for the $50,000 prize from the South Australian Museum.

Ms King said Queensland habitats had been the subject of her paintings for the past 15 years.

"Having an international prize encourages artists worldwide to look at their country's ecosystems; to gain an understanding of how precious and vulnerable these special areas are," she said.

"The mangrove is in itself a layered and textural community. Whenever I go to the Wynnum Boardwalk, another layer is revealed so for me collage was the way to go."

See Carole's artwork

Official Opening Tuesday 19th August 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Previews: Saturday 16/8/14 and Monday 18/8/14
Artarmon Galleries 479 Pacific Highway, Artarmon.
Monday to Friday 10 - 5, Saturday 11 - 3.
Parking: see www.artarmongalleries.com.au or Phone (02) 94270322