those artists whose lifetime work has enhanced the artistic and cultural life of Western Australia, providing inspiration for other artists and enriching the community.
This book commemorates the occasion of the inaugural State Living Treasures Awards and is a record and tribute to the artists, their lives, work and achievements. This book also pays tribute to two artists whose work inspired the Awards. Joan Campbell and Rover Thomas are therefore featured as distinguished artists of inspiration.
The criteria for the awards specifically consisted of three parts:
A panel of distinguished members of the arts community was set up to select the artists from a broad range of disciplines and fields. They were:
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