Congratulations to our 2017 Heart of Annandale Prize winners!

Village Church GROW Award – $1000
Winner: Emily Loa, “Home Grown”

Emily: “The Inner West is home to a unique variety of Australian flora. This artwork celebrates the beauty and diversity of the native flora that can be found in each of the Inner West wards- Gumtree in Balmain, Yellow Yarrow in Leichhardt, Woolly Bush in Stanmore, Leucadendron in Ashfield, and Eucalyptus Leaf in Marrickville.”

Highly Commended: James Brierley, “My backyard”; Melinda Hunt, “The Nest”


Inner West Council Local Artist Award – $750
Winner: Xavier Ghazi, “Self”

Highly Commended: Ranjit Ivan Kumar, “My Identity”

Billy Green Thumb uneARThed Award – $250
Winner: Oscar Finch, “The unamaZing boy who became amaZing mysteriously one day when what he knew suddenly grew”

Highly Commended: Isabella Andronos, “Forest”; Matthew James, “red and black objects from my van”


Inner West Council & Tilly’s Art Supplies Emerging Artist Award – $250 + $200 art supplies voucher (Secondary School students)
Winner: Izzy Myers & Nona Walne, “Growth Despite Darkness”

Highly Commended: Misha Taylor, “The Turtle’s Suit”; Keerthi Harish, “Kohaku Ametsuchi”

Inner West Council & Tilly’s Art Supplies Budding Artist Award – $100 + $100 art supplies voucher (Primary School Students)
Winner: Eleanor Tame, “The Ring of Love”

Highly Commended: Madeleine Sierla, “Church”