Denistone artist wins SWAP People's Choice Award
Published on 14 October 2020
Local artist Debby Sanurryta has been named the winner of the People’s Choice Award as part of the 2020 Sustainable Waste to Art Prize (SWAP).
Ms Sanurryta, who lives in Denistone, won the award and the $250 prize for her design ‘Fairy Dress’, which is an eye-catching outfit made from raffia strings, net fruit bags, baking paper and string.
Originally from Indonesia, Ms Sanurryta said the fairy dress reminded her of the beauty of nature.
The People’s Choice Award is determined by members of the public who vote for their favourite artwork or design object during the SWAP exhibition. ‘Fairy Dress’ received 62 out of a total of 584 votes to win the award.
Meanwhile, Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Primary School in Gladesville has taken out the Schools Participation Award, which is awarded to the school with the highest number of SWAP entries.
Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Primary School submitted 18 entries from their Year 5 and Year 6 students and will take home $200 for winning the award.
SWAP is a unique competition in which artists who live, study, work or play in the City of Ryde produce artworks that are made from repurposed waste material. This year’s competition attracted more than 130 entries which transformed waste into artworks and objects inspired by our natural environment, ocean pollution, the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and more.
The full list of 2020 SWAP award winners and commendations is as follows:
1st place: ‘Telefishion’ by Nicole Williams
2nd place: ‘2020 Vision’ by Leanne Cowie
Highly commended: ‘Sustainability, Creativity and Nurture combined is Mindfulness’ by Rekha Joshi
Highly commended: ‘The Western Star’ by Martin Watson
YEP – Youth Environment Prize (open to people aged 14 to 17)
1st place: ‘Everlasting Bouquet’ by Charlotte Hill
2nd place: ‘Natural Flare’ by Emma Whitmore
Junior YEP (open to people aged 10 to 13)
1st place: ‘Too late to say I’m sorry!’ by Stephanie Wilcock
2nd place: ‘The Mask of Waru’ by Anushua Dutta
Highly commended: ‘The Great Wave of Rubbish’ by Gladesville Public School
Highly commended: ‘Patterns of COVID (Bakery Treats)’ by Ineke Joscelyne
1st place: ‘Plarn Products’ by Clover Barnard
2nd place: ‘Recycle Reef’ by Sue Stafford
Schools Participation Award
1st place: Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Primary School, Gladesville
People’s Choice Award
1st place: ‘Fairy Dress’ by Debby Sanurryta
The 2020 SWAP exhibition can still be viewed online at ryde.rocks/SWAP.
The City of Ryde would once again like to acknowledge all the people who made this year’s SWAP competition and exhibition possible including Meadowbank TAFE, Council staff and the expert judging panel which was comprised of artists Rox De Luca and Shane Forrest, and co-founder and Director of Good For The Hood, Jo Taranto.