Judge David Middlebrook’s comments: Meredith Cooper’s delicate work on paper, Blue Lake 13, Jenolan Caves, is a beautifully realised painting, a tonal work that carefully balances detail and colour. It evokes and triggers a memory in the viewer, that will take all of us back to a place and a time, a bush walk, a picnic, time spent with a loved one, good art always evokes memory. Its surface is fascinating. More than this, it has the ability to evoke meditation in both the viewer and the artist. It allows time out in an ever increasingly crazy world.