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Alumna Sairi Yoshizawa wins Ruth Amery Award
Sairi Yoshizawa and the Amery family pictured with her winning work, Essence (2019, handwoven and natural dyed cotton, wool and stainless steel). Image courtesy of Wangaratta Art Gallery.
Saturday 1 June 2019
As part of the 2019 Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award, ANU School of Art & Design alumna, Sairi Yoshizawa is the inagural winner for the Ruth Amery Award with her beautiful handwoven work ‘Essence’.
Delivered by the Rural City of Wangaratta, the Ruth Amery Highly Commended Commemorative Award (non acquisitive) was established in 2019 to commemorate past Councillor Ruth Amery.
Yoshizawa was awarded $2500 by the Council to acknowledge her technical expertise and innovation in her contemporary textile art practice.
Yoshizawa graduated from the ANU School of Art & Design with a Bachelor of Design Arts Honours (Textiles) in 2012.
The exhibition of the finalists of the 2019 Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award is on display at the Wangaratta Art Gallery until the 11 of August.