Congratulations to Sue Berthelsen!

Winner of the 2018 Peter Culley Award

The Peter Culley Award is given in recognition of improvement in art practice.  At the opening of the End Of Year Exhibition, President, Andrea Falstein, said -

"Sue has experimented with pencil, ink, pastels, acrylics, watercolour, clay and glass.  She once remarked that her aim in art was to capture the feeling or emotion of the subject.  And she constantly manages to do that, as can be seen in some of her work on display tonight.  If you look at her pencil drawing of her daughter, she has captured the very essence of that smile.  Her watercolours are light and ‘in-the-moment’ and the Cockatoo in glass on the front display stand, has captured the attitude of those noisy, crazy birds precisely.  Since DAB has had a glass fusing and slumping kiln, Sue has researched, experimented with, and come to understand glass to the stage where she is now one of DAB’s glass tutors.  We are very pleased to have her as part of DAB and congratulate her on the award tonight."