Leongatha art and photography show

ORGANIZED BY LEONGATHA  ROTARY CLUB.  

30 August - 1 September 2019

The Annual Arts Prom Country , Art and Photography Show, was held this year from Friday 30th August to Sunday 1st September at Mesley Hall, Leongatha.  This highly successful show is in its 43nd year and is organized by the Rotary Club of Leongatha.

 

The show attracted over 570 entries from artists and photographers from across Gippsland, Melbourne, regional Victoria and interstate. It is renowned as the largest show in the region.

 

 

AWARD LIST 2019

BEST IN SHOW (ANY MEDIUM)  VANESSA KELLY.  “UNTITLED” WATER COLOUR  282.
This small piece of work has a resolved composition, technique and strength. The viewer can feel the weight of the bale and experience the calm in depiction of the rhythm of the hay strokes. Detail in the foreground against the dark background accented by highlights brings this subject to life and addresses the beauty of the simple shape of common hay bale.
PHIL RISELEY'S PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD. CAMILLE THOMPSON. THE HUNT.
As a peoples choice award it was the visiting public who voted overwhelmingly for this beautiful painting of a tiger.
PAT WEST BEST OIL .  MAUREEN HARRIS SMITH.  THE VALLEY AUTUMN. 239
In this work we see outstanding level of skill in application of the oil paint. With engaging composition the artist takes the viewer on the trip through the landscape gently circling with the highlights starting through the foreground, leading to the distance and back to the foreground - a skill that requires a extensive experience and knowledge in its application.
In this painting abstract mark-making with the skills of impressionistic passages engages the viewer. Excellent execution!
RICHARD PEGLER MEMORIAL  BEST WATERCOLOUR.  KEN DOWNS. OFF HAIG ST, MOE. 123
This calm landscape with the cool tone palette is evocative and fast and confidante brushstrokes talks about artists willingness to experiment and take risks. This work also portrays the artist as keen observer of nature with passion to capture simple moments that are perfect just because they are. 
BEST ACRYLIC. GLYN TAYLOR. WESTERN ARTHURS. 492
This dramatic painting is not overloaded with information thus giving the viewer the feel of arid landscape. The feeling of a dry terrain and contrasting ridges is achieved with bold brush marks. The play with light and dark tones is very pleasing on the eye.
BEST PASTEL. . LORRAINE ALFORD. PRATING MARY. 8.
Strong, compelling, engaging and vulnerable. ‘Praying Mary’ is a portrait of a person with a story I would like to know. Refreshing resolve of pastel mark making and use of colour is significant in giving this work an emotion.
BEST MIXED MEDIA. SIOBAHN HANNIGAN. SOMETHING BIGGER. 226
Use and choice of mundane materials like sticky tape and foil grabbed our attention. The whimsical presence of this artwork left us with the invitation to engage our imagination and question the nature of the portrayed character.
BEST CONTEMPORARY. BRUCE PLANT. LITTLE RHINO. 399
This painting is bold in its presence and will make you notice its colours and strong lines. Abundance of brightness and texture radiates strong sense of abstract expressionism.
BEST INK, PENCIL, CHARCOAL OR OTHER MEDIUM. KAREN ROSATO. A PEACEFULL SANCTUARY 424.
Skilled use of graphite and charcoal mediums. Brilliant composition and sense of light that resolves in serene presence atmospheric feel.
SOUTH GIPPSLAND SHIRE RESIDENT AWARD. KERRY SPOKES. BETWEEN NIGHT AND DAY. 474.
The amount of detail in the etching of the foliage is very impressive. The movement in the work has been resolved with a perfect composition and skilled use of the materials is evident giving this work the sense of lightness.
BEST MONOCHROME PHOTO. STEPHEN DUNLOP. BEVY IN MIST. 124
This work presents itself with almost a spiritual presence, as the birds, startled, move as one. The sense of movement is extraordinary and the capture of this moment leaves the viewer a complex emotion.
BEST COLOUR PHOTO . CHRIS KING. ICE WALL. 287.
This work definitely touches on issues of the global changes in our environment. There is no denial that the ice is melting and scenes like this might be the ghosts of the past very soon. Beauty of this image prompts the viewer to engage in the conversation about these issues.
BEST DIGITALLY MODIFIED PHOTO. LINDA KEAGLE. THE SENTINAL. 278.
Strong and textural presence. Visually merging the flora and fauna gives the sense of camouflage.
BEST 3D…PETER SMITH. FATHER AND SON. 463..
With robust materials artist has achieved the sense of happiness and playfulness between father and son. Clever use of sauce pans as hats gives the work feeling of joy and cheekiness.
SOUTH GIPPSLAND SHIRE COUNCIL YOUTH UNDER 13…BRAIDEN WOODMAN. ARCHIE. 566..
Execution of this drawing is outstanding due to emotion it evokes. The freedom of stroke and use of dark and light brings this cat to life. This young artist is one to watch for in the future.
SOUTH GIPPSLAND SHIRE COUNCIL YOUTH 13 TO 18. GRACE ALLEN. UNTITLED 1.  12..
The strong composition and the use of the white line depicting transparent masks gives this work theatrical feel. Very creative.
BUILDING INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES ALL ABILITIES 13 TO 18…NATHAN FORSTER. LOST. 183..
Expressive and colourful. Truly captured the sense of being lost.
BUILDING INCUSIVE COMMUNITIES ALL ABILITIES OPEN…LYNNE McINTYRE. WHAT’S THE SCORE. 357..
The aerial view of the football field and the players captures the movement and the joy of the game. Well done.
BUILDING INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES ALL ABILITIES – 13. ROBBIE COLES. BRIDGES. 86
Freedom of stroke and happiness oozes out of this drawing.
HIGHLY COMMENDED…LINDA WEIL. ONE OF THE GANG. 538..
The detail in this work is very impressive. Patience is this artists best friend.
HIGHLY COMMENDED…JOHN WADE. SEA OF POSSIBILITIES 524..
It is full of life and joyful colours. Good balance of shapes and placement of different colour gives this work the rhythm and passion.
HIGHLY COMMENDED. RHONDA GRAY. JUST ON DAWN. 210..
Thin layering of paint gives the sense of the dawn light and cold air.
HIGHLY COMMENDED…ELLEN KAVANAGH. VOICES IN YOUR HEAD. 269….
This artwork talks about mental wellness, certainly the conversation that is very much needed amongst youth these days.
HIGHLY COMMENDED…SVEA CHANG. BANKSIA. 73…
Highly detailed and well executed painting of beautiful banksia.
HIGHLY COMMENDED…RHONDA LESTER. WATERING ONIONS KOOROOMAN. 300..
The captured moment on a working farm with water elegantly dancing on the onion fields.
 
 

AWARD LIST 2019

  • BEST IN SHOW (ANY MEDIUM)  VANESSA KELLY.  UNTTITLED WATER COLOUR
  • PHIL RISELEY PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD. CAMILLE THOMPSON. THE HUNT.
  • PAT WEST BEST OIL .  MAUREEN HARRIS SMITH.  THE VALLEY AUTUMN.
  • RICHARD PEGLER MEMORIAL  BEST WATERCOLOUR.  KEN DOWNS.OFF HAIG ST, MOE.
  • BEST ACRYLIC. GLYN TAYLOR. WESTERN ARTHURS.
  • BEST PASTEL. . LORRAINE ALFORD. PRAYING MARY.
  • BEST MIXED MEDIA. SIOBAHN HANNIGAN. SOMETHING BIGGER.
  • BEST CONTEMPORARY. BRUCE PLANT. LITTLE RHINO.
  • BEST INK, PENCIL, CHARCOAL OR OTHER MEDIUM. KAREN ROSATO. A PEACEFULL SANCTUARY
  • SOUTH GIPPSLAND SHIRE RESIDENT AWARD. KERRY SPOKES. BETWEEN NIGHT AND DAY.
  • BEST MONOCHROME PHOTO. STEPHEN DUNLOP. BEVY IN MIST.
  • BEST COLOUR PHOTO . CHRIS KING. ICE WALL.
  • BEST DIGITALLY MODIFIED PHOTO. LINDA KEAGLE. THE SENTINEL.
  • BEST 3D…PETER SMITH. FATHER AND SON.
  • SOUTH GIPPSLAND SHIRE COUNCIL YOUTH UNDER 13…BRAIDEN WOODMAN. ARCHIE.
  • SOUTH GIPPSLAND SHIRE COUNCIL YOUTH 13 TO 18. GRACE ALLEN. UNTITLED 1.
  • BUILDING INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES ALL ABILITIES 13 TO 18…NATHAN FORSTER. LOST.
  • BUILDING INCUSIVE COMMUNITIES ALL ABILITIES OPEN…LYNNE McINTYRE. WHAT’S THE SCORE.
  • BUILDING INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES ALL ABILITIES – 13. ROBBIE COLES. BRIDGES.
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED…LINDA WEIL. ONE OF THE GANG.
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED…JOHN WADE. SEA OF POSSIBILITIES
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED. RHONDA GRAY. JUST ON DAWN.
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED…ELLEN KAVANAGH. VOICES IN YOUR HEAD.
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED…SVEA CHANG. BANKSIA.
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED…RHONDA LESTER. WATERING ONIONS KOOROOMAN.