Jack Willms of Obi Valley Woodworks has donated a beautiful hand-carved jewellery box as the the trophy for the 2012 Kenilworth Arts Competition.

Jack (pictured below) is well known for creating a wide range of high quality useful and decorative objects from ancient red cedar timber at his gallery/workshop on the

Hunsley Rd, Coolabine near Kenilworth. Jack was also winner of the 2012 Wootha Art Prize.

Jack’s donated trophy is an organically-shaped box featuring a platypus carved on the lid. As the Mary River is rich in platypi and other unique and endangered species, the platypus featured on the trophy is particularly

appropriate for the township of Kenilworth. The Kenilworth-LGI Art Competition (sponsored by

Landfill Gas Industries) closes on September 7 and winners are announced at the Preview Night for the Kenilworth Celebrates! Art Exhibition on Friday September 21. Judges will award the LGI Trophy and a prizes of $6000.