ART & PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW
Over $7300 in prize money
across 16 categories in 2023

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.

Online Entry Form
Printable Entry Form

The links to the On-Line Form and Printable Entry Form will not be active until entries open in mid October 2022

Artists please enter your artworks using the printable entry form above or via the online entry form here or on the official Art Show Website.
 
Entries for 2023 Art Show will open in October 2022 and close mid 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 was open to the public from 10:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Sunday.
 
The Official Opening  and announcement of the 2023 awards and prizes will take place on Friday 13th January at 8:00pm, with a gathering of artists, their guests, Rotarians and our judge, Janice Orchard.
 












Art Show judge, Janice Orchard (L) with artist Fiona Bilbrough (R) and her 2022 'Best in Show' work, 'Grandma's Treasure' 
Art Show judge, Janice Orchard (L) with artist Fiona Bilbrough (R) and her 'Best in Show' work, 'Grandma's Treasure'

 2022 AWARD & PRIZE GALLERY

Fierce - Katharina Harmer Schmid
Fierce - Katharina Harmer Schmid

Best Mixed Media

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Zendaya the best - Alexandra Lawry
Zendaya the best - Alexandra Lawry

South Gippsland Shire Council Youth 13 to 18

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Grandma's Treasure - Fiona Bilbrough
Grandma's Treasure - Fiona Bilbrough

Best in Show

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Fierce - Katharina Harmer Schmid
Fierce - Katharina Harmer Schmid

Best Mixed Media

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2022 Judge - Janice Orchard

Janice Orchard paints in oils, watercolour, pastel and acrylic. A veteran of the art show circuit since the age of sixteen, Janice has taken part in over 40 group shows as well as several successful solo exhibitions in her own region and in the city of Melbourne.

Janice has received many awards and commendations for her work and has coordinated several public arts projects. For three consecutive years she held the role of Creative Gippsland coordinator for the Bass Coast Region.

Janice Orchard tutors classes in painting and drawing and her workshops are usually booked out in advance. Her expertise and technical knowledge see her regularly asked to judge art shows.

Her qualifications for judging come from life experience as a working artist and many years spent promoting and encouraging those she represented as an artist manager, coordinating exhibitions at Rippleside Artspace in Inverloch, and as the owner and director of The Dunes Gallery, Inverloch and Coalfields Art Gallery in Wonthaggi.

A prolific painter, Janice Orchard is represented in corporate and private collections in Japan,America, Sweden, Finland, Great Britain, Ireland, France, Singapore and Australia. Her works hangs in Parliament House, Melbourne.

www.janiceorchardart.com

 

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The 2022 AWARDS  & PRIZES

BEST IN SHOW (ANY MEDIUM) $1500

'Grandma's treasure' - Fiona Bilbrough

 

PAT WEST BEST OIL. $500

'Morning shadows Powlett River' - Adrian Johnson

 

RICHARD PEGLER MEMORIAL  BEST WATERCOLOUR $300

'Dancing daffodils' - Carmen Legues

RON & JOY STANLEY AWARD FOR FLORA & FAUNA $500

'Riverbank' - Mandy Gunn

BEST ACRYLIC $300

'My mum is right behind you' - Heather Snowdon

BEST PASTEL $300

'Lake view' - Jan Fregon

 

BEST MIXED MEDIA $300

'Fierce' - Katherina Harper Schmid

BEST CONTEMPORARY $300

'Riverside drifters' - Do Noble

BEST INK, PENCIL, CHARCOAL OR OTHER MEDIUM $300

'Kangaroo country' - Walter Magilton

 

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

'Golden light' - Glyn Taylor 

BEST MONOCHROME PHOTO $300

'Lifelong blues' - Shaz Green

 

BEST COLOUR PHOTO $300

'Time to fly the coup' - Gary Beresford

 

BEST DIGITALLY MODIFIED PHOTO $300

'Grief unseen' - Nain-Alicia Philip

 

BEST 3D $300

'Matriarch engraved vase' - Peter Cummings

SOUTH GIPPSLAND SHIRE COUNCIL YOUTH ENCOURAGEMENT AWARDS

Under 13 $100

'Pony in a paddock' - Lily Anne Balfour

13 to 18 $100

'Zendaya the best' - Alexandra Lawry

 

BUILDING INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES ALL ABILITIES AWARDS $100

'Clearing skies' - Lynne McIntyre

HIGHLY COMMENDED $50 each

'The beauty of the horse' - Glenn Hoyle

'Not a breath, Lagoon on the inlet' - Susan Hall

'7 real aussies' - Keith Blake

'The Queen's best spoon' - Linda Weil

'St Helen's Gorge' - Gillian Carpenter

'Cognito Ergo Schizo' - Bruce Plant

PHIL RISELY PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD $300

To be award at conclusion of the exhibition