Last night Sarah Leslie, artist and founder of online gallery Signarture, attended the Sydney Royal Arts Preview for the Sydney Royal Arts Show for 2015.
At the awards ceremony, Robert Ryan OAM, President, Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, presented her with the First Prize in Digital Artwork Class 17 for her perspex artwork 'Burrawang Treescape III'. Sarah was also awarded the second prize in Class 18 for the perspex fine art print 'Pink Cockatoo'.
Sarah was a first time exhibitor in the inaugural Digital Artwork categories. Previously her artworks on perspex had fallen outside the strict guidelines for the traditional classifications of Painting, Printmaking and Photography, both in terms of process and medium. However, recognising the need to keep pace with technological advances and contemporary trends in Art and Design, the the Sydney Royal Arts & Crafts committee introduced the two new Digital Artwork classes for 2015.
The artworks will be on public display, with most available for sale, throughout the 2015 Sydney Royal Arts Show which is held during the Sydney Royal Easter Show, at the Sydney Showground, Olympic Park, from Thursday 26 March to Wednesday 8 April 2015.
Sarah was delighted that her award winning, one-off artwork also sold during the Preview event, but similar can be found within the online gallery and ordered bespoke in the size and shape to suit your particular space.
Update: the 'pink cockatoo' fine art print sold on the opening day of the Show, but again, similar can be found within the online gallery .