The Randwick Art Society’s fourth annual Art and Craft Exhibition was held 15-17 March 2013 at the Prince Henry Centre, Little Bay.

The Friends of Malabar Headland Prize (value $100) for the best work celebrating Randwick city’s native flora and fauna was awarded to Marilyn Kime for her oil painting of Xanthorrhea resinifera (grass tree). This remarkable plant is part of the distinctive native flora of the Randwick City coastline and can be found in the Malabar Headland National Park.

Friends of Malabar Headland Prize section of the exhibition

The Friends of Malabar Headland Prize section of the exhibition

Marilyn Kime's winning entry

Marilyn Kime’s winning entry

Friends of Malabar Headland Prize citation

Friends of Malabar Headland Prize citation

Marilyn Kime with her winning entry

Marilyn Kime with her winning entry

Marilyn has told us some of the background to her painting:

Margaret Vazey (long term Friends of Malabar Headland member) is a tutor at our Oil Painting Group at the Coast Centre for Seniors. She has kept us all informed of the Malabar Headland and encouraged us to be interested and this year to paint it.

I used one of Margaret’s photos for my painting of three Xanthorrhea. They are such spectacular plants and looked so stately there amongst other bushes and trees.

I love the different colours of all the greens on the headland and I tried to make trees, bushes and even fallen leaves and twigs a part of the painting.

I am not sure of the exact location, except to say it is on the Malabar Headland!

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