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ENTRIES HAVE NOW CLOSED FOR THE 2023 ART & PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW

SHOW OPENS TO THE PUBLIC
JANUARY 2023

Over $7300 in prize money
across 16 categories.

Over more than 46 years, the Rotary Club of Leongatha Art & Photography Show has  become one of the major events and art  shows in Gippsland.

 

Over 500 high quality entries 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.

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Entries for 2023 Art Show closed at midnight  on Wednesday 14 December 2022.
The 2023 Art & Photography Show will be held over three weeks from Saturday 14th January to Saturday 4th 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 is open to the public from 10:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Sunday.

Entry to the exhibition is $5.00 per person. Young people and exhibiting artists may enter the exhibition free of charge.

 
The Official Opening  and announcement of the 2023 awards and prizes took place on Friday 13th January at 8:00pm, with a gathering of artists, their guests, Rotarians and our 2023 judge, Ray Dahlstrom.
 













Artist Meg Viney with her 2023 Leongatha Art & Photography Show 'Best in Show' work, 'Water, Water Everywhere' 

 2023 AWARD & PRIZE GALLERY

Best Monochrome - Half Past Midnight - Jack Gargasz
Best Monochrome - Half Past Midnight - Jack Gargasz

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Youth Under13 - Power Line - Danni Amor
Youth Under13 - Power Line - Danni Amor

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Best 3D - On the shoulders of giants - Deb Watson
Best 3D - On the shoulders of giants - Deb Watson

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Best Monochrome - Half Past Midnight - Jack Gargasz
Best Monochrome - Half Past Midnight - Jack Gargasz

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2023 Judge - Ray Dahlstrom

 

Ray Dahlstom came to the Bass Coast 13 years ago. He set up his studio on his small farm near Inverloch, after being burnt out by the horrific Black Saturday bushfire that totally destroyed his property in the Yarra Valley, including about 100 of his paintings.


Not surprisingly, this event heavily influenced his thoughts and art, and set him on his journey to express, through his art, the impact of environmental change taking place around him, both on land and in the ocean.


Since coming to Gippsland, Ray has successfully exhibited throughout the local area and in Melbourne, and has sold 2D and 3D work in Australia and overseas. As a former teacher, he has conducted classes and demonstrations of his techniques both privately and publicly, and judged art shows.

 

He likes to think that his lack of formal training means that he has not been held back by conventions that could stifle his creativity. Ray, who has degrees in Economics and Education, believes that everybody, no matter what background they come from, has creative talent, and should not be intimidated in expressing it.

The 2023 AWARDS  & PRIZES

BEST IN SHOW. $1500​ 

'Water, Water Everywhere' - Meg Viney

 

PAT WEST BEST OIL. $500​ 

'Glorious Seaside' - Do Noble

 

RICHARD PEGLER MEMORIAL  BEST WATERCOLOUR $300​ 

'In for Maintenance' - Ken Downs

RON & JOY STANLEY AWARD FOR FLORA & FAUNA $500​ 

'2 Black Cockatoos' - Ling Wang

BEST ACRYLIC $300​ 

'Rock & Trees Form 3 - Harcourt' - Geoff Paynter

BEST PASTEL $300​ 

'Summer Smoke' - Heidi Schwandt Garner

 

BEST MIXED MEDIA $300​ 

'It was a Dark and Stormy Night' - Carolyn Marrone

BEST CONTEMPORARY $300 

'Soldiers on a Hill' - Julie Lundgren-Coulter

DAVID JOHN MEMORIAL BEST INK, PENCIL, CHARCOAL OR OTHER MEDIUM $300​

'Hermits' - Linda Weil

 

SOUTH GIPPSLAND SHIRE RESIDENT AWARD (Any subject, any category)  $300​ 

'Golden Lights' - Irene McConville

BEST MONOCHROME PHOTO $300​ 

'Half Past Midnight' - Jack Gargasz

 

BEST COLOUR PHOTO $300​ 

'Swirling Channel' - Frank Flynn

 

BEST DIGITALLY MODIFIED PHOTO $300​ 

'Being Human - Addiction' - Gary Beresford

 

BEST 3D $300​

'On the Shoulders of Giants' - Deb Watson

SOUTH GIPPSLAND SHIRE COUNCIL YOUTH 

AWARD UNDER 13 YEARS $150​ 

'Power Lines' - Danni Amor

SOUTH GIPPSLAND SHIRE COUNCIL YOUTH

AWARD 13 TO 18 YEARS $150​ 

'Mary' - Alexandra Lawry

 

ALL ABILITIES AWARD UNDER 18 $150 

'The Sleeper' - Zeke Williams​

ALL ABILITIES AWARD OVER 18 $150 

'Dragon Eyes' - Lachlan Stewart

HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARDS (6) $50 each

'Out of the Midday Sun' - Mary Hennekam

'Fragile Rose' - Steve Dunlop

'Stop' - Amanda Gray

'One Goat' - Tessa Hubble

'Summer Bouquet' - Be Goslar

'Wild Seas' - Maree Blore

FIONA BILBROUGH ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD 

'Mary' - Alexandra Lawry

FIONA BILBROUGH ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD HIGHLY COMMENDED 

'Reflections of Me' - Eden Robertso

FIONA BILBROUGH ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD COMMENDED

'Forever Young' - Meg Stokes

FIONA BILBROUGH ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD COMMENDED

'Untitled' - D'Lyla Courtier

PHIL RISELEY PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD $300 

'Title' - Artists - To be announced 4 February

© 2015-2022 by Rotary Club of Leongatha

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