Local artist Chris Webb wins SALA award

Winning: Chris Webb with his winning paintings. Photo: Supplied.
Winning: Chris Webb with his winning paintings. Photo: Supplied.

Local artist Chris Webb, has claimed a $2000 cash prize and secured himself an exhibition in the 2019 SALA event thanks his work which featured in the his Landscape of an Ephemeral Sensate exhibition in Willunga.

The exhibition was Chris’s first ever exhibition and first exhibition entry into the SALA festival, despite it being his first exhibition he managed to win the City of Unley Ageing Award – consisting of $2000 cash and a guaranteed exhibition space in Unley next year.

The 60-year-old who has always loved art but it wasn’t until more recent year that he completed several university degrees including an honours degree at UniSA last year.

Chatting with On the Coast about art and his life Chris said art has played a large part in his life.

“I took an art class when I was attending a Tech College in Melbourne and that’s where I started enjoying it.

“My mum’s a painter as well so it might also be in the genes,” he laughed.

On being recognised as an artist in the SALA Festival was he said he was “Pretty stoked actually.

“I was very honoured to be a finalist, as it’s nice to have your work recognised.

SALA or the South Australian Living Arts Festival celebrated its 21st annual even this year and featured a massive 9000 participants and 700 events for the 2018 event.