Ross Searle

2023 Judge Ross Searle

Ross Searle is an avid collector, benefactor and art museum professional who has worked in Australian art museums since 1982. He has held curatorial and leadership roles around the country, including Curator of the Shepparton Art Gallery where he developed an expert knowledge of Australian ceramics and directorship of the Perc Tucker Gallery in Townsville. … Read more

Frances Cummings

2023 Judge Frances Cummings

Frances Cummings After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Queensland, Frances Cummings worked at Northern Rivers TAFE, Murwillumbah as a Lecturer in Visual Arts and was the Art Critic for the Gold Coast Bulletin newspaper. In 1986 she was appointed as the inaugural Director of the Gold Coast City Art Gallery. … Read more

Ross Woodrow

Watercolour & Gouache and Oil & Acrylic judge – Professor Ross Woodrow

Professor Ross Woodrow is an artist, academic and curator who has exhibited nationally and internationally during his extensive career in the arts. Professor Woodrow has held several academic positions including Head of Art Theory at the University of Newcastle and Head of Fine Art at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. He has often served … Read more

Photography & Digital Art judge – Vanessa Bertagnole

The Ocean Shores Art Expo has been running for 18 years since 2004,initially as the Ocean Shores Art & History Expo and then with its current name. While the Expo has previously been held at the Ocean Shores school, because of ongoing Covid restrictions preventing events at the school, this year the Expo will be … Read more