This year’s show was an outstanding success which continued its reputation as one of the region’s and indeed Victoria’s major events.
It was held at Mesley Hall, which was kindly donated by the Leongatha Secondary College and we look forward to continuing the show at this excellent venue.
Adding to the show’s success was holding it at the same time as the Leongatha Daffodil Festival. The entries this year totalled more than 550 and attendances over 1000 people.
The opening night was well attended and the judge, Clive Hamilton did an excellent job considering the large amount of outstanding work. He received many compliments for his choices and presentation.
Phil Riseley People’s Choice was “The Market Place” by the Leongatha Painters Group
1st Prize Shirley Egan
2nd prize was Heather Bielby.
|BEST IN SHOW|
|Do Noble||Autumn Splendour|
|A beautiful and uplifting work that demonstrates a mastery of the medium as well as capturing the vibrancy, light and colour palette of the passing season.|
|PAT WEST BEST OIL||The Garden|
|RICHARD PEGLER MEMORIAL BEST WATERCOLOUR|
|Florence Crighton||Sea Holly|
|With a limited palette and powerful composition, the precisely observed subject reaches out to the viewer and invites closer examination and appreciation.|
|Vanessa Kelly||Coastal grasses|
|With a light and airy touch, the artist brings us a fresh and invigorating experience of the windswept dunes.|
|Maureen Quigley||Spring Delight|
|BEST MIXED MEDIA|
|Mandy Gunn||Sky, spray, surf and sea|
|Julie Lundgren Coulter||New Impression|
|BEST INK, CHARCOAL OR OTHER MEDIUM|
|Karen Rosato||Lake Reflections|
|SOUTH GIPPSLAND SHIRE RESIDENT|
|Ann Foulds||In My Garden|
|BEST MONOCHROME PHOTO|
|BEST COLOUR PHOTO|
|Steve Eccles||The Wanaka Tree|
|BEST DIGITALLY MODIFIED PHOTO|
|Jordan Richardson||Bike on a wall|
|Peter D Smith||Old Steel Cap Boots|
|SOUTH GIPPSLAND SHIRE COUNCIL YOUTH UNDER 13|
|SOUTH GIPPSLAND SHIRE COUNCIL YOUTH 13-18|
|Charlie Hall||Under the Pier|
|BUILDING INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES ALL ABILITIES 13-18|
|Kasey Sealy||Bridge over the Naomi|
|Gary Beresford||Eastern Spinebill|
|Benjamin Kerr||Sale Signal House|
|Mary Gilmour||Burst of Colour|
To all those who participated or attended we thank you a lot. The success of the event means Rotary, being non for profit , can put more back into your community.
Again thank you all,
Art Show Chairman