ART & PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW
Artists please enter your artworks using the form above or use the online entry form on the official Art Show Website. Entries close TBA.
After more than 41 years, the Prom Country Art & Photography Show is still one of the major events and best shows in South Gippsland.
Over 550 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 show is also being held in conjunction with the Daffodil Festival (at the Leongatha Memorial Hall). The Street Festival and Market being held on the morning of Saturday 31st August, 2019.
The venue is Mesley Hall, on the corner of Ogilvy and Horn Streets in Leongatha.
Date for 2020 tba at Leongatha's Mesley Hall - $5 Entry Fee
The 2020 Art & Photography Show dates are tba for 2020 to be held in Mesley Hall, cnr Ogilvy and Horn Streets, Leongatha -$5 Entry Fee
Show is open 1 to 5pm
Official Opening and Prize awards 8pm
Show is open 10am to 6.30pm
Street Festival & Market from 10am
Show is open 10am-to 3pm
ART SHOW ENTRY CATEGORIES
Oil, Watercolour, Acrylic, Pastel, Mixed media, Contemporary, Ink, Pencil, Charcoal and other
3D / Sculpture
Monochrome photo, Colour photo, Digitally modified photo
Youth under 13; Youth 13-18; All Abilities under 13; All Abilities 13 to 18, All Abilities Open.
Thanks to our Sponsors
BIRCH, ROSS & BARLOW
EVANS PETROLEUM (GIPPSLAND)
HARTLEY WELLS FURNITURE
BUILDING INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES
SOUTH GIPPSLAND DENTAL
STOCKDALE AND LEGGO
P. & M. BECK
SOUTH GIPPSLAND SHIRE
JUDGE FOR 2016
Our judge this year is Shelley McDermott, Senior Curator at the Latrobe Regional Gallery in Morwell.
With an Honours Degree of Visual Arts from Monash University, Shelley has recently curated the following notable projects:
Now is the Hour: Recent Acquisitions
Retromoments 2: Colin Suggett
People are Strange: The Cbus Collection of Australian Art
2017 Show Wrap Up
On almost any criteria our 41st annual Art Show would have to be judged a great success with over 550 entries and over 1000 attendances. The venue at Mesley Hall worked exceptionally well and helped to consolidate our already good relationship with the Leongatha Secondary College. The food and beverage catering was top notch thanks to Marg Beck and ably assisted by many other volunteers. A major undertaking such as this requires all hands on deck and of those members and family that were present, we were not let down. Good results too, with 30 works sold and attendances close to 1000, no doubt assisted with bounce off from the Daffodil Festival. A great club effort, and once again, our club making a significant contribution to our community. It was also well received that the Shire becaame a major sponsor along with building inclusive Communities in supporting the Youth and All Abilities awards To Rtn. Harry and his committee we all extend our deserving gratitude!
A word from the Art Show Chairman
The 2016 show was an outstanding success which continued its reputation as one of the region’s and indeed Victoria’s major events.
Being its 40th year it was something special.
It was held at a new venue, Mesley Hall, which received a vast amount of compliments as a perfect venue. The Leongatha Secondary College kindly donated the venue and we look forward to continuing the show at this excellent venue.
Adding to the show’s success was holding it at the same time as the Leongatha Daffodil Festival. The entries this year totalled more than 460 and attendances over 1000 people.
The new section of All Abilities had many excellent entries as did a large contingent of youth entries.
The opening night was well attended and the judge, Shelley McDermott, did an excellent job considering the large amount of outstanding work. She received many compliments for her choices and presentation.
For this year's 41st Annual Show we are increasing the reach of the show by making it a major art event where artist’s studios, galleries, wineries and an art trail will be included. It will be an event not to miss or be part of!
The 2017 Show will be held from 1-3 September. If you wish to be kept informed keep an eye on this website or send your details to email@example.com.
To all those who participated or attended we thank you a lot. The success of the event means Rotary, being non for profit , can put more back into your community.
Again thank you all,
Art Show Chairman
Judge 2017 - Clive Hutchison
Clive Hutchison is currently a lecturer in Creative Arts at Federation University. He has also held the position of the Head of Department, Design Industries, at Canberra Institute of Technology and Head of Academic Studies, at CATC Design School. At CATC he established the Diploma of Photoimaging on the Melbourne campus and headed the redevelopment of curriculum for national delivery on all CATC campuses. As Senior Lecturer and Head of Photo Media at James Cook University Clive completed a Master of Creative Arts Degree, developed an internationally recognised teaching program, and played a key role in restructuring the School of Creative Arts and its programs. His work as an educator has been recognised at a national level, with multiple teaching awards including an Australian Learning and Teaching Council citation. The quality of the student experience, innovative student and community engagement strategies, and career realisation for students are his central focus. Clive has long supported international engagement for staff and students developing educational opportunities in Cambodia, Singapore and Scandinavia. Clive’s art practice and research centers on the photographic portrait and participation in multi-arts collaborations.
AWARD WINNERS 2017
BEST IN SHOW (ANY MEDIUM)
MAUREEN HARRIS-SMITH "SUMMER MEMORIES INVERLOCH".
PHIL RISELY PEOPLES CHOICE.
VANESSA KELLY “COUNTRY INDUSTRIAL 1”
PAT WEST BEST OIL.
RHONDA GRAY "ENVY"
RICHARD PEGLER MEMORIAL BEST WATERCOLOUR
LORRAINE LEWISTSKA "BESALU SUNLIGHT AND SHADOWS"
MARY HENNEKAM "HOLLYLEAF GREVILLEA".
JULIE LUNDGREN - COULTER "LATE AFTERNOON"
BEST MIXED MEDIA
MANDY GUNN "CRESCENDO"
LISA O'KEEFE "TOTEM FIGURES"
BEST INK, PENCIL, CHARCOAL OR OTHER MEDIUM
KAREN ROSATO "DOWN BY THE LAKE"
SOUTH GIPPSLAND SHIRE RESIDENT AWARD
BEN COOPER "DUNE"
BEST MONOCHROME PHOTO
GARY BERESFORD "MOUNTAIN ASH GRAVEYARD"
BEST COLOUR PHOTO
LINDA KEAGKE "COUNTRY ROAD"
BEST DIGITALLY MODIFIED PHOTO
ROBERT MANHAL "S.L.2"
PAUL POULTER "BUSH CHOOK"
SOUTH GIPPSLAND SHIRE COUNCIL YOUTH UNDER 13
ISABELLA GRIMLEY "CHILLI WITH BUTTERFLIES"
SOUTH GIPPSLAND SHIRE COUNCIL YOUTH 13 TO 18
GRACE ALLEN "ANTEDILUVIAN"
BUILDING INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES ALL ABILITIES 13 TO 18
MATHESON "3D ART"
BUILDING INCUSIVE COMMUNITIES ALL ABILITIES OPEN
SAM LENNON "CONTEMPORARY"
JOAN PENNER "FEJOAS AND COPPER"
ALEX McENTEE "LEVITATE"
CAROLINE MARONE "A PADDLE AND AA GOSSIP"
LESLEY BARRET "The Old Salt"