The Frank Mills Award – Sponsored by The Vale FarmStay
“Aida” by Karen McMullan
Viewer’s Choice Award – Sponsored by ArtForm Framing
“Turbulance” by Dellene Strong
Mixed Media – Sponsored by Ocean Shores Tavern
1st Prize: “Summer of ’69” by Barry Voevodin
A wonderful nostalgic puzzle of a diversity of textures, images and fragments, evoking the way memory is recalled.
2nd Prize: “Palimpsest” – Cindy Alice
A traditional press of hard-making paper evolves into a stacked monument of exposed strata and tonal materiality which is then re-presented to itself in pictorial form.
Highly Commended: “Cycles” – Penny Bennett
A meticulous and meditative work.
A playful arrangement of organic shapes evoking times quiet passing.
Oil & Acrylic – Sponsored by MANA Real Estate
1st Prize: “JB/Hamlet” by Tia Scott
Most unusual take on Hamlet and an original one.
The artist has created a domestic / intense even disturbing whimsical environment that still has a disturbing impact. Like a lot of good or successful paintings, it defies easy description.
2nd Prize: “Sunshine” by Sapphire Rose Rochelle
Beautifully constructed painting that manages to add a melancholy to the honey sweetness of the subject.
2nd Prize: “Ready at the Shawsy” by Leonie McIntosh
Whimsy is difficult in painting and this work succeeds by keeping the visual punchline for the viewer to find.
Highly Commended: “Memories of living under water” by Jane Gow
A captivating little painting that captures an expressive face with minimum brush
Printmaking, Drawing & Pastels
1st Prize: “Fishing Boat Tangle” by Rachel Dun
Lovely Technique and Composition.
Highly evocative of Place and narrative through the multiple panels.
2nd prize: “The daily battle” by David Hickson
An expressive work with a clear narrative. Great choice of medium.
Highly Commended: “The Dance” by Katka Adams
A lovely connection between the three key elements of the work.
Engages the viewer to want to know more.
Watercolour & Gouache
1st Prize: “Before the Next One” by Dave Sparkes
An elegant work evidencing both a Freedom and Restraint in technique.
Beautiful light and reflection shown in the surfaces.
2nd Prize: “Change” by Jasmine O’Shea
Vibrant and energetic – very encouraging work inviting the viewer to explore and find
Highly Commended: “Beach Glimpses” by Peter Campbell
Lovely technique and composition evoking glimpses of the beach life.
Engages you to be reminded of Holidays past or dreams of future.
Photography – Sponsored by Mullumbimby Comprehensive Health Centre
1st Prize: “outpost” by Elliot Kirkwood
A memorizing and magical scene capturing a symphony of light, timing, rhythm, and
balance. A work I kept coming back to and found new meanings with every viewing.
(view Bill Henson’s landscape work)
2nd Prize: “Reclaim” by Chelle Wallace
A hauntingly beautiful Australian Gothic Still Life. Excellent presentation that added to the overall aesthetic. A work that should be viewed in person – not on a screen. (see the work of Marian Drew & Joseph McGlennon)
Highly Commended: “Charlie Chaplin Meets the Obamas: Allstar Team” – Luke Foster
A humorous comment about politics and power. An intelligent conceptual work with a sweet juxtaposition of past, present and cultural references. (see the work of Cindy Sherman)
Highly Commended: “The past is present, the future is uncertain” by Mark Seiffert
An insightful visual story that evokes mystery and intrigue.
1st Prize: “Jonson Street” by Col Dyte
A refreshing take on an iconic local landscape. A perfect blend of history and modern day.
2nd Prize: “Roadside Sunflowers” by Cameron Pitcher
A beautiful and thoughtful nod to Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers”. Excellent still life composition that exhibits a contemporary painterly quality.
Highly Commended: “Always Was – Always Will Be” by Thomas Trinkl
A lovely contemporary reimagining of an iconic Australian landscape.
Sculpture / 3D Art – Sponsored by First National Byron
1st Prize: “Imperfect, Impermanent, and Incomplete” by Mon Manabu
A poetically nuanced balance between meticulous technique and conceptual restraint, exemplifying that the sum of the parts rarely complete a whole, and that the idea of completeness is a misconception.
2nd Prize: “Earth Elder” by Sasa Scheiner
A physically and viscerally evocative form, its material singularity morphing into a narrative of past, purpose and potential.
Highly Commended: “Omen” by Gudrun Klix
A strong ensemble of three identifiable forms, existing in a dark and compelling narrative.