Wendy Jennings with her winning painting at the SA Museum award night.Victor Harbor wildlifeartist Wendy Jennings is thewinner of the Dr WendyWickes Memoriam Prize forexcellence in sciencecommunication at theWaterhouse Exhibition atthe SA Museum.
This was one of the twoprizes awarded, which wasvoted by the public visitingthe exhibition.
Wendy received thehighest number of votes forher painting that have everbeen recorded in the yearsthe prize has been run.
Along with a crystalsculpture, Wendy receiveda $5000 cash prize.
Dr Wendy Wickes whohad a huge input into bothmedical and scientific fieldsaround the world, said thepublic needs to besupportive of the lessprivileged and to fight forthe underdog.
“I think our wildlife fallsinto those categories, asthey cannot speak up orfight forthemselves,”Wendy said.
“For endangered speciesmankind is their greatestenemy but also their onlyhope. We get to decide wholives and dies, hence thetitle of this art work is TheirLives in Our Hands,” shesaid.
The painting depictsanimals painted on to theimage of her hand.
The Waterhouse NaturalHistory Exhibitioncontinues at the SAMuseum until Sunday,September 7, when thewinning paintingsincluding Wendy’s willthen be displayed in theNational Archives inCanberra until November 9.
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