Last winners for Tatiara Art Prize finally named

The Tatiara Art Prize's major exhibition officially came to a close last Friday, with the final two awards being announced.

The final awards were the 'Landcare Unearthed - Emerging Young Artist Prize', which coincided with last week's conference, and the 'People's Choice Prize'.

Kindergarten students at Bordertown's Carol Murray Children's Centre took out the Landcare Unearthed - Emerging Young Artist Award.

The prize was designed to challenge young artists to create an artistic piece based on the local Tatiara landscape.

Walkway Gallery director Naomi Fallon said the students produced a fantastic piece of art, with numerous different techniques used to create the finished design.

"They dyed the fabric and used a sewing machine, and drew all these cute animals and trees on their work," Naomi said.

She also said the students had the opportunity to sit down and really think about what made the 'Good Country' so special compared to other regions across South Australia.

"They had a lot of discussion about what a landscape is and why our landscape is particularly special," Naomi said.

Announced last Friday, the the People's Choice Prize was awarded to Cat Kite's 'Long Day Done', which featured a beautiful depiction of a Kelpie.

The prize is worth $500 and it was very hotly contested, Cat winning the award by one solitary vote.