“A work noted for its gritty and literal nature has won the Selector’s Award at the 2008 Warringah Art Prize. Blacktown artist Johan Neave’s ‘Red Desire, Passion Fire’ won the
$2,000 prize. …
The selectors were David Hulme of Banziger Hulme Fine Art and Manly Art Gallery curator Sarah Johnson. “The sense of community from this and the encouragement for emerging artists is phenomenal, ” Mr Hulme said. “The prize is a huge incentive to people starting out.”
Mr Hulme said the winner was chosen because of the way he invested emotion into the work. “You don’t necessarily want to give it to someone who is playing it safe,” he said….