Sarah Rhode's artwork Paper Plane has taken home the $15,000 major prize in the Women's Art Prize Tasmania.
The photographer is based between Sydney and Tasmania and her works focus on her interest in how we draw on nature to understand ourselves.
The $15,000 Acquisitive prize win adds to her winning portfolio, having won the New York Photo Award (Fine Art) in 2011 for her series, Play.
One of the prize's judges, and Burnie Regional Art Gallery director, Dawn Oelrich said it was a distinctive work.
"It is a distinctive dream-like and sensitive work, with saturated colour reminiscent of Maxfield Parrish, whimsical and nostalgic but with an investigation of 'islandness ... resilient and self-derived ... shaping who we are."
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The art prize promotes awareness of culture, visual arts, women and gender issues across the state.
Natasha Parker took home the Emerging Artist prize for her video artwork Can't Keep Waiting.
Prize judge, and University of Tasmania associate head of learning and teaching, Karen Hall said Parker's work stood out as an intriguing and provocative piece of video art.
"Using the conventions of the music video, it immersed the viewer in a fluid world in which the combination of sound and image was saturated with emotions of transience and loss," she said.
The exhibition showcasing entrants works at UTAS's Maker's Workshop runs until October 17.
Voting is also open for the $3000 People's Choice award, visit www.womensartprizetas.com.au to vote.
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