Sera Waters, Winner of the Heysen Prize for Landscape 2016


Sera Waters has been announced as the WINNER of the Heysen Prize for Landscape 2016! A huge congratulations to Sera, for taking out this $15,000 acquisitive prize.

“The Heysen Prize was established by the Hahndorf Academy in 1997 to commemorate the nationally and internationally eminent local artist, Sir Hans Heysen (1877-1968).

Sir Hans Heysen had a deep connection with the Australian landscape and is famous for his paintings and drawings of Hahndorf in the Adelaide hills, and the Flinders Ranges. He documented village life in Hahndorf and conserved the mature gums in the surrounding area. Because of the implied realism of his pictures, many think of his art as literal depictions of the landscape that existed in front of him.”

You can see her winning work along with the other finalists at the Hahndorf Academy until December 4th. More details here

Sera Waters, Fritz and the rose garden, 2014, felt, hand-dyed calico and string, cotton, wool, hand-made stones, trim, approximately, 300 x 200 cm

Image: Sera Waters, Fritz and the rose garden, 2014, felt, hand-dyed calico and string, cotton, wool, hand-made stones, trim, approximately, 300 x 200 cm