LEAD Action News
LEAD Action News Volume 17 Number 2, November 2016, ISSN 1324-6011
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Volcano Art Prize (VAP) 2016 – Winners

Main Judge-Awarded prize-winner:

Artist's Name: Ritishaa Sreedhar

Title of Image: Feathers on net

Lead-Safety Message: There are no limits to imagination and intelligence in a lead safe world.

Age: 10 years

Materials: Coloured texta pens on paper

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/feathers-on-net/

Judge-Awarded Pictureproducts mug prize-winners:

Artist's Name: Meredith Knight

Title of Image: Cooks River Earlwood

Lead-Safety Message: Ensure only Class 5 PCCP-Accredited Contractors manage the old industrial coatings on infrastructure in your area.

Materials: iPhone photos of Cooks River, Earlwood, NSW Australia

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/cooks-river-earlwood/

Artist/Photographer: Dr Michael Hindmarsh

Title of Image: Aurukun shooter with spoonbills & barramundi mixed tucker bag. Notice: Mr James Kalkyorta (pictured here) is deceased.

Lead-safety Message: Australian hunters take care not to eat lead shot in your tucker!

Materials: Photo from a Slide Show online at https://vimeo.com/56446946

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/aurukun-shooter-with-spoonbills-barramundi-mixed-tucker-bag/

Artist's Name: Mark Ju

Title of Image: Toucan

Lead-Safety Message: If two continents can phase out lead paint, everyone can.

Age: 10 years

Materials: Colouring pencils on paper

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/toucan/

Artist's Name: Alice Ju

Title of Image: Blue Ringed Octopus or BRO

Lead-Safety Message: Lead, the Blue ringed octopus of the heavy metals.

Materials: Non toxic acrylic on canvas board

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/blue-ringed-octopus-or-BRO/

Artist's Name: Cecile Chen

Title of Image: LOL Laugh Out Loud and Leave Out Lead

Lead-Safety Message: When every art material manufacturer leaves lead out of children’s paints, crayons, chalks and paint on pencils, every parent in the world can relax.

Age: 8 years

Materials: Colouring pencils on paper

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/LOL-laugh-out-loud-and-leave-out-lead/

Artist's Name: Dr Godofredo Arauzo Chuco, El Carmen Hospital, Ministerios de Salud [Health Ministry] AND Red Latina sin fronteras [Latin Network without Frontiers]

Title of Image: La Oroya is still the most polluted city in the world

Lead-Safety Message: There is no smoke in La Oroya since 2009, but children continue to be born contaminated with lead.

Description of work: Blood lead graphs.

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/la-oroya-is-still-the-most-polluted-city-in-the-world/

Artist's Name: SAL (Sydney Analytical Laboratories)

Title of Image: SAL is a Lead Safe World Partner

Lead-Safety Message: Sydney Analytical Laboratories (SAL) supports lead-safety in Australia by testing lead and other heavy metals in eggs, paint, water, dust, soil, toys, jewellery, etc and asbestos in building materials via LEAD Group Kits.

Materials: Photos collaged using Word and Paint.

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/sal-is-a-lead-safe-world-partner/

Artist's Name: LeadPro

Title of Film: LeadPro’s "Green Machine" for Retrieving Lead Shot: See the Green Machine in Action

Lead-Safety Message: Using a revolutionary process, the Green Machine extracts approximately 95 percent of lead shot from the ground.

Description of work: Film

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/leadpros-green-machine-for-retrieving-lead-shot/

Artist's Name: Brandon Banh

Title of Image: Yellow and blue bird

Lead-Safety Message: When lead ore dust filled the air in the port of Esperance in Western Australia, 9,000 birds died of lead poisoning, before the ore was shipped to China. This should never happen again – birds need to be protected from pollution.

Age: 9 years

Materials: Quilled non toxic coloured paper

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/yellow-and-blue-bird/

Artist/Photographer: Gabriella Kovac

Title: Hands of God

Lead-safety message: Keep our oceans safe from lead.

Description of work: Smart phone photo

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/hands-of-god/

2nd Winner of People’s Choice Cash Prize

Artist's Name: Noela Whitton

Title of Image: Caucasian design handmade woollen rug wallhanging

Lead-Safety Message: When babies are crawling or you have indoor pets, the best place for a rug is hanging on the wall. That keeps your floors moppable and lead-safe.

Age: 86 years

Materials: Hessian backed woollen rug made by Noela Whitton from a traditional design from the Caucasus; prepared with Velcro and a wooden strip for wall hanging by Matt Dickie (phone 0412 432 937), rug expert, Persian & Oriental Rugs and Kelims, Sydney, NSW.

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/caucasian-design-handmade-woollen-rug-wallhanging/

Artist's Name: Harla, Harry & Carla

Title of Image: Don't Let Animals Health Go Down Like a Lead Balloon

Lead-Safety Message: You can test for many possible sources of lead in a pet’s environment with a LEAD Group lab kit

Materials: Oil paint on canvas

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/dont-let-animals-health-go-down-like-a-lead-balloon/

Artist's Name: Monica Erosa

Title of Image: Perspectives

Lead-Safety Message: My piece represents the way we can all remain focused in our own personal worlds, limiting our awareness of the way we are contaminating the air, water, and soil as well as poisoning ourselves.

Materials: Oil on canvas.

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/perspectives/.

Artist's Name: Mark Ju

Title of Image: White rose

Lead-Safety Message: Luckily the lead pencil in my background has no lead in it.

Age: 10 years

Materials: Colouring pencils and lead pencil on paper

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/white-rose/

Artist's Name: Celeste Chen

Title of Image: Red Frog on a Lily Pad

Lead-Safety Message: Keep frogs happy - keep lead out of the pond.

Age: 8 years

Materials: Colouring pencils on paper

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/red-frog-on-a-lily-pad/

Artist's Name: Ritishaa Sreedhar

Title of Image: Whale washed up to shore

Lead-Safety Message: Due to rising toxic metal concentration in the oceans, whales are more stressed and more likely to beach themselves. Protect our seas from mercury, cadmium and lead.

Age: 10 years

Materials: Non toxic crayon and coloured pencils on paper

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/whale-washed-up-to-shore/

Artist's Name: Alex Weng

Title of Image: Cat sleeping on the grass

Lead-Safety Message: Cats lick their fur so make sure they don’t lie on lead-contaminated soil. Use a LEAD Group Kit to test any bare soil.

Age: 10 years

Materials: Colouring pencils on paper

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/cat-sleeping-on-the-grass/

Artist's Name: William Nguyen

Title of Image: Dog with doghouse

Lead-Safety Message: You can test paint and soil for lead with a LEAD Group Kit, and keep your dog lead-safe.

Age: 9 years

Materials: Colouring pencils on paper

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/dog-with-doghouse/

Artist's Name: Creative Einstein Education (art school) students, Campsie NSW Australia

Title of Image: Remain curious

Lead-Safety Message: If we remain curious we can find out how to make our world lead-safe.

Age: 6-10 years

Materials: Colouring pencils on paper

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/remain-curious/

1st Winner of People’s Choice Cash Prize

Artist's Name: Arindam Bala

Title of Image: Sunset – it’s in our hands

Lead-Safety Message: We need a sunset clause to eliminate lead in paint in India.

Description of Work: Canon EOS500D photo

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/sunset-its-in-our-hands/.

Artist's Name: Peter Larkin

Title of Image: Sunrise on Sydney Harbour

Lead-safety Message: Every speck of lead dust or paint that is washed into
Sydney Harbour when it rains, affects the marine life and builds up in the
sediment. Report dusty demolition work or flaking/sanding of old paint to
the Environment Protection Authority.

Description of work: Photo taken with a Canon EOS 40D SLR camera.

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/sunrise-on-sydney-harbour/

Artist's Name: Li-Ke Shi

Title of Image: Duck, duckling, fish & bulrushes

Lead-Safety Message: Ducks need to eat stones so they can digest their food. Don’t let lead shot or bullets get into their water.

Age: 9 years

Materials: Colouring pencils on paper

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/duck-duckling-fish-&-bulrushes/.

Artist/Photographer: Peter Hurley, Managing Director at Cylenchar Limited and Blake International Limited

Title: Leaded ammo, ewaste and used lead acid battery

Lead-safety message: Recyle toxic lead waste safely! Never let it contaminate soil or be licked or ingested by animals – especially if it also contains toxic antimony like the bullets shown here (top right).

Description of work: Photos collaged in MS Word and Paint, filesize enlarged with AlSee

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/leaded-ammo-ewaste-and-used-lead-acid-battery/

Artist's Name: Eric Evans

Title of Image: Little girl painting

Lead-Safety Message: Every child in the world deserves non-toxic lead free artists materials.

Materials: Non toxic acrylic on canvas board

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/little-girl-painting/

Artist's Name: Eric Evans

Title of Image: Little girl painting

Lead-Safety Message: Every child in the world deserves non-toxic lead free artists materials.

Materials: Non toxic acrylic on canvas board

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/little-girl-painting/

Artist's Name: Ritishaa Sreedhar

Title of Image: Feathers on net

Lead-Safety Message: Let your imagination and intelligence not be limited by lead in your brain. Keep our world healthy and beautiful.

Age: 10 years

Materials: Coloured texta pens on paper

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/feathers-on-net/

Artist's/Photographer’s Name: Andrea Didik Photography

Title of Image: I am one month old Aarav I am Papa's baby

Lead-Safety Message: My parents organised blood lead testing before they tried to make me, and during the first trimester and at the birth the cord blood was tested. I’m going to have a wonderful lead-safe life.

Materials: Photographs collaged together with Word and Paint

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/i-am-one-month-old-aarav-i-am-papas-baby/.

Artist's Name: UNSW Business School

Title of Image: Combine your passions. Creative Einstein.

Lead-Safety Message: Be like Alice Ju of Creative Einstein. Combine your passions with your work. Great things happen when you ask why not. Why not help The LEAD Group create a lead-safe world?

Materials: Film

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/combine-your-passions-creative-einstein/

Artist's Name: Caitlin Ngo

Title of Image: Butterflies with a pink flower

Lead-Safety Message: If lead dust falls on flowers butterflies will be poisoned when they drink the nectar.

Age: 9 years

Materials: Colouring pencils on paper

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/butterflies-with-a-pink-flower/

3rd Winner of People’s Choice Cash Prize

Artist's Name: Janice Leelapat

Title of Image: City Streets

Lead-Safety Message: When it rains old lead paint on buildings might get carried away to the stormwater and poison waterlife. Fix old paint lead safely.

Age: 10 years

Materials: Non toxic watercolour paint on paper

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/city-streets/

 

Artist's Name:       Sue Gee

Title of Image:      Tara

Lead-safety Message: Get yourself and pets checked for lead poisoning.

Materials: Samsung Galaxy smart phone photo

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/tara/

4thWinner 0f People’s Choice Cash Prize.

VAP 2016 Entries Highly Commended by the Judge:

Artist's Name: Claire Mary Leight

Title of Image: Dumb Brunette

Lead-Safety Message: Don't be a dummy, learn about lead safety.

Description of Work: Digital photo, file size enlarged with Alsee

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/dumb-brunette/

Artist's Name: Ian Smith

Title of Image: Internal wall mural

Lead-Safety Message: As long as you get a competent contractor like Lets Clean in Sydney, to safely strip your lead paint, and then use non-leaded paint, you can camouflage surface defects with a mural and AND be lead-safe!

Materials: Various colours of leftover residential paint bought after 1997 (no added lead by law) on bare 1884 originally exterior wall filled-in and converted to an interior wall in the 1960s.

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/internal-wall-mural/

Artist's Name: Elizabeth O’Brien

Title of Image: Test your stock feed at a lab with a LEAD Group Kit

Lead-Safety Message: Does your stock feed meet the Stock Food Act lead, cadmium and mercury limits? A LEAD Group Kit found a brand of chicken feed (not shown here) had 5 times the lead limit but there was no lead detected in the Organic chook food / layer mash made by Country Heritage Feeds.

Description of work: iPhone 4S photos of Stock feed for your horse, parrot, wild bird, poultry, alpaca, llama, goat, sheep, pig, cattle, dog and cat – collaged together by Mark Goodenough, with google layout engine.

URL: http://volcanoartprize.com/portfolio-item/test-your-stock-feed-at-a-lab-with-a-lead-group-Kit/

 

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