Linda Garland, Judges’ Prize Winner 2011 and commissioned Koko Black illustrator
‘Childhood Innocence’ was Linda’s winning entry and according to judge Emma Mayall, the concept was witty, innovative and well executed, playing on the idea of a Trojan horse. Judge Jason Smith said Linda’s artwork conveyed a sense of being cobbled together from timber, reflecting the skill of Linda’s drawing technique. We were so impressed with Linda’s winning entry, she was asked to draw the 2012 Drawing Prize template.
Daniella Germain, Finalist 2010 and 2011 and commissioned Koko Black illustrator
We first saw Daniella’s creativity with her submission ‘Finders Keepers’ in 2010. This artwork featured on Koko Black packaging and more recently, we commissioned Daniella to draw some beautiful illustrations to feature on the new-look Sandpiper range. Daniella has also recently had her book ‘My Abuela’s Table’ published by Hardie Grant.
Christine Larsen, Judges’ Prize 2010
Christine Larsen’s 2010 winning winning entry ‘Chocolatl…food of the Gods’ features on Koko Black’s new Grandmaster chocolate box and has also featured on Easter packaging. Using her Drawing Prize winnings, Christine launched her first solo exhibition at Melbourne Gallery, fortyfivedownstairs in May 2011. Find out more about Christine’s art at http://christinelarsens.com
Katja Krummel, People’s Prize winner 2009 and 2010
As a young girl growing up in Germany, Katja Krummel, would draw on everything – including her school books, to the annoyance of her parents. She has since forged a career as a vet (her other passion is animals), but has rediscovered her passion for drawing and painting with watercolours. Katja’s much loved artistry can be seen on our range of children’s pencil tins.
Antonia Glavic, Judges’ Prize winner 2009
After winning the Judges’ Prize in 2009, illustration student Antonia found herself on the cover of the Melbourne Leader, surrounded by chocolate accompanying an article full of praise for her unique talent. Antonia was commissioned by Koko Black to draw a special version of her entry, now featured on the Koko Black tote bag. You can find out more about Antonia on her blog. antoniaglavic.blogspot.com
Rhiannon Mowat, Special Commendation 2009
Koko Black founder and judge, Shane Hills, was so impressed by the talent of top 20 finalist Rhiannon Mowat, he commissioned her to create exclusive illustrations that have since featured extensively on Koko Black packaging, the quarterly bulletins and in window displays. Rhiannon’s work can currently be seen in the Koko Black pocket poster; each chocolate beautifully illustrated by Rhiannon. Find out where you can see more of Rhiannon’s work on her blog. piecesofcolour.blogspot.com