Kylie Steinhardt wins 2019 Public Advocate's Art Prize
Friday, 6 December, 2019
A whimsical cartoon Clear Mind by Melbourne artist Kylie Steinhardt has been selected by the Public Advocate, Colleen Pearce, as winner of the 2019 Publicate Advocate's Art Prize.
Ms Steinhardt said the award came as a "huge shock" and she was "over the moon" to have her work recognised.
The prize was presented as part of State Trustees CONNECTED Art Exhibition, which is being held at The Atrium in Federation Square 2 - 14 December 2019..
CONNECTED was established in 2003 to showcase the work of emerging artists with a disability or an experience of mental illness.
The Public Advocate's Prize is awarded for an artwork created by a person with disability or mental illness, which best exemplifies the spirit and work of the Office of the Public Advocate.
Ms Pearce said she was drawn to Ms Steinhardt's work with its positive image and message.
"Kylie has only recently started drawing cartoons and I encourage her to keep developing her artistic expression. She says attending a studio group has given her a sense of belonging and creating art has helped her recovery, giving her an outlet to clear her mind and assist in managing her schizophrenia and isolation.”
"Congratulations to Kylie Steihardt. Your artwork will be displayed in our office with great pride."
For more information about Connected 2019 and to view a gallery of the exhibition, visit State Trustee's Connected website >>
To see more of Kylie Steinhardt's cartoons, visit her Instagram page https://www.instahu.net/kscartoonart >>