ADFAS Hobart Young Arts Award 2012

The Association of Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (ADFAS) is a group of 34 societies that promotes education in, and the study of, the decorative and fine arts by offering high quality monthly lectures on diverse topics within the arts.

Overseas and Australian lecturers who are experts in their fields are engaged to present the lectures.  All lectures are illustrated with high quality images.

Our national body actively encourages societies to promote arts activities that inspire young people with a lasting enthusiasm for the arts and expand their horizons through involvement in creative arts.
Young Arts Projects are arts-related activities undertaken by individuals or groups of young people, funded wholly or partly by an ADFAS Society. Some Societies provide awards and scholarships. Others sponsor a particular project or workshop or fund the purchase of art materials or visits to galleries, museums, the theatre or an art exhibition.

ADFAS Hobart has given past awards to three outstanding TCE students for art production; a final year Tasmanian School of Art student; a Conservatorium of Music honours student; a competitor in the City of Hobart Eisteddfod; and a post-graduate French horn player at the Conservatorium of Music.

The winner of the 2012 ADFAS Hobart Award is Lilli Mohr from Launceston.  Lilli, as a talented Year 11 student at Launceston College, was selected to participate in the UTAS School of Art ‘Object Design” unit. She was required to produce an object of design based on the required concept of ‘juxtaposition’.

Lilli’s work explored the changes in food consumption patterns over the last fifty years and the juxtaposition that now occurs with those patterns:

Our choices between:
  • natural or processed; or
  • home cooked or takeaway.
The reasons for the choices we make:
  • are we too busy; or
  • are we too lazy?
The consequences of our food choices:
  • with regard to our health and diseases/illnesses; and
  • with regard to our social development and connections. That is, what we get from sitting down around a table with a home cooked meal and good conversation, contrasted with eating take-away on the run or in front of the TV.
Lilli conscientiously researched her topic and adeptly produced a very successful design object, printing a series of her photographs onto a doona cover and pillowslips. The result is innovative, contemporary, functional, colourful and witty. Zoom in to view the design in detail.

Lilli achieved a unique and striking design solution and demonstrated a high level of technical ability and understanding suited to the intention of the design concept.

ADFAS Hobart considered her to be a worthy recipient of the $2,00.00 award and she will be presented with the award at the first lecture for 2013 at the Centenary Lecture Theatre at UTAS Sandy Bay, on Monday 25 February.

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