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Leongatha Art and 
Photography Show 2024


The 2024 Art Show has now closed and will return to the  Leongatha Memorial Hall
in January/February 2025.

Click on the link below for full details
 at the Art Show web site.

Leongatha Art & Photography Show Dates

The 2025 Entry and Exhibition dates will be announced soon.

Up to $9,200 in Awards & Prizes
across 14 Entry Categories

Over more than 47 years, the Rotary Club of Leongatha Art & Photography Show has  become one of the major events and art  shows in Gippsland.

 

Over 600 high quality entries have come from all over the region, Victoria and interstate to compete in various award categories including a large youth section,  3D,  and All Abilities

 

This major show attracts many visitors, who come to view the works, all of which are for sale.

The  venue is the Leongatha Memorial Hall, at the corner of McCartin Street and Michael Place in Leongatha.

Online Entry Form

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Printable Entry Form

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Entries for 2024 Art Show were open from 2 October 2023 and closed on 8 December 2023.

 2024 AWARD & PRIZE GALLERY

(Click on image to enlarge)

Note: Due to lighting and other reflections some images in the gallery do not present the artworks as they appeared to the naked eye.

2023 PHIL RISELEY PEOPLE'S CHOICE

Monika Bardian was awarded the 2023 Phil Risley People's Choice Award for her work 'African Princess'. This award is determined by votes submitted by visitors to the exhibition.

2024 JUDGE BIOGRAPHY

David K Taylor (A.W.I. F.V.A.S.) 

Born in Melbourne in 1941, David currently lives on Phillip Island. He is recognised worldwide for his Art and Teaching.

 

David’s early career began in etching and a 6-year apprenticeship at the North Melbourne Printing School of Graphic Arts. Colour etching assisted in his future career as an artist painter.

                                                                 

David’s painting career expands on many years of studying the art of watercolour painting and he has been involved in teaching his great love of this medium to painters both in Australia and overseas since the late sixties.

He is a fellow member of the Victorian Artist Society Australia (F.V.A.S), Honoury Life Member Watercolour Society of Victoria Australia, Member of the Australian Watercolour Institute (A.W.I), Member of the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society Inc and Australian Guild of realist Artists (AGRA).

 

His work is represented in numerous public and private collections. His paintings have been exhibited widely, including the Channel Islands, Sweden, England, China, and Australia and many other countries.

 

His many major awards include:

Victorian Artist of the Year Medallion 1976, 1980, 1989.

Camberwell Rotary Silver medal 1976

Camberwell overseas Study Grant Scholarship 1979

Camberwell Rotary Silver Award 2007

Camberwell Rotary Gold Medal 2011, 2013, 2015

Silver Award Online International Watercolour Society Izmir Turkey 2015

City of Victor Harbour Platinum Award 2018

Camberwell Rotary Best Work on Paper 2019

 

David Taylor has also Judged many National and international Exhibitions. He is currently teaching online and judging in countries throughout the world.

 

David Taylor Continues to hold the flag for Watercolour and share his Knowledge and love for this art so it can be shared and enjoyed in our creative lives. This he does regularly each year sharing the magic of Watercolour across the world. His First Solo Exhibition was in 1975 and since then has held solo Exhibitions and Joint Exhibitions worldwide to this present Day.

 

“Our eyes see the magic, our minds create it, and our hearts feel it”.

The 2024 Art & Photography Show was held over three weeks from Saturday 13th January to Saturday 3th February at the Leongatha Memorial Hall.
 
The Memorial Hall is located at the corner of McCartin Street and Michael Place, Leongatha, Victoria, 3953.

The show opened to the public from 10:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Sunday.

Entry to the exhibition was $5.00 per person. Young people and exhibiting artists were able to enter the exhibition free of charge.

 
The Official Opening  and announcement of the 2024 awards and prizes took take place on Friday 12th January, with a gathering of 131 artists, guests, Rotarians and our judge for 2024, David Taylor.

David announced the winners of our various Categories as well as his selection of 'Best in Show'.

This year the major prize has gone to Susan Hall with her painting, 'Receding Sandcliffs, Inverloch'.

 
The 2024 AWARDS  & PRIZES

BEST IN SHOW $1500​ 

'Receding Sandcliffs, Inverloch' - Susan Hall

 

PAT WEST BEST OIL. $500​ 

'Afternoon Warmth' - Do Noble

 

RICHARD PEGLER MEMORIAL  BEST WATERCOLOUR $500​ 

'Beach Scene at Walkerville' - Bob Pelchen

RON & JOY STANLEY AWARD FOR FLORA & FAUNA $500​ 'Among the Blooms' - Harris Smith

BEST ACRYLIC $500​ 

'Lace Monitor' - Tania Moscript

HANDLEY FUNERAL SERVICES AWARD FOR BEST PASTEL $500​ 

'Shell' - David Alldridge

 

BEST MIXED MEDIA $500​ 

'Ocean' - Leilani Hoey

DAVID JOHN MEMORIAL BEST INK, PENCIL, CHARCOAL OR OTHER MEDIUM $500​

'Arduous' - John Reeve

 

SOUTH GIPPSLAND SHIRE RESIDENT AWARD                (Any subject, any category)  $500​ 

'Heavy Metal' - Andy Welsh

BEST MONOCHROME PHOTO $500​ 

'Silent Echoes of Fortitude' - Jack Gargasz

 

BEST COLOUR PHOTO $500​ 

'Cape Sunrise' - Frank Flynn

 

BEST DIGITALLY MODIFIED PHOTO $500​ 

'Clockmaker' - Chris Tuttle

 

BEST 3D $500​

'Peregrine Falcon' - Andrew Noble

SOUTH GIPPSLAND SHIRE COUNCIL AWARD FOR BEST YOUTH UNDER 13 YEARS $200​ 

'Bee Yourself' - Maddy Clark

SOUTH GIPPSLAND SHIRE COUNCIL AWARD FOR BEST YOUTH 13 TO 18 YEARS $200​ 

'Untitled' - Alexandra Lawry

 

ALL ABILITIES AWARD UNDER 18 $200 

'Maddie' - Jazmin Magda​

ALL ABILITIES AWARD OVER 18 $200

'cat on the Beach' - Amber Betts

HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARDS (6) $50 each

'Magic Hillside' - Julie Coulter

'Crossing the Blue Moutains' - Wendy Fletcher

'Gum Leaves' - Vanessa Kelly

'Adaption - Gang-gang Cockatoos' - Vida Pearson

'The Artist's Materials' - Angus Wishart

'Kilcunda Dune' - Adrian Johnson

'Rapid Water' - John O'Connor

HONOURABLE MENTION 

'Owl' - Lucinda Calder

FIONA BILBROUGH ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD 

'Blue Wren' - Georgia Perry

LUCIBLOOMS MEMORIAL YOUTH AWARD $200

'Budgie' - Amber Challis

LUCIBLOOMS MEMORIAL YOUTH AWARD HONOURABLE MENTION $100

'The Camouflaged Muse' - Nija Manavalan

LUCIBLOOMS MEMORIAL YOUTH AWARD HONOURABLE MENTION $100

'Sunset Beach' - Amber Verboon

PHIL RISELEY PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD $300 

'Title' - Artist

(To be announced at the end of the exhibition)

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