Fabulous news for our past student, Kate Lubich. Her artwork Unfulfilled (on display at reception at Kennedy Baptist College) won Heathcote Cultural Precinct’s People’s Choice Award!
Kate explained her art as follow:
“A West Australian legend, a local hero. On the 22 January 2008 Heath Ledger was found dead in his New York apartment from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs. Once a bright, generous spirit, and then without warning, his life had ended. The collaging of the memories of his wonderful, yet short life was inspired by the work of Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson. Through my artwork, I intend to reflect Heath’s mischievous, charismatic personality, for which he was so deeply loved, whilst still communicating how his life was tragically lost. I took photos from his “A Life in Pictures” exhibition to celebrate his greatest works and memories in my artwork to illustrate his talent and thus, the promise of his potential contribution to the art world, but sadly this was to be “unfulfilled”. The disintegration of his face and hair, out of his vision, connects with the idea that his potential life vanished without warning. Heath Ledger was not a melancholic character. My intention is to reflect his playful character through his cheeky smile. He was a loveable Australian, and his legacy lives on.”
Heathcote Museum Officer, Megan Hyde said that, “Unfulfilled is a fantastic art work that connected in powerful ways with so many of our gallery visitors.” The People’s Choice Award is our annual award for the Southern Perspectives exhibition and means that Kate’s work was the audience’s favourite piece in the exhibition. The Award comes with a $500 prize from the City of Melville.
Kennedy Baptist College is very proud of Kate’s accomplishment and wish her all the best for the future.