23 March – 8 April 2018, Open 10 am to 4 pm
Each year, we receive hundreds of entries from across Eastern Australia for this popular and successful Art Exhibition. In fact the Tumut Art Society has been hosting annual art exhibitions since 1957!
And the Winners are…………..
Section 1: Snowy Valleys Shire Award – Any Medium
1st: Elegant, exquisitely worked, and of an intimate nature.
2nd: Striking impacts and full of light and character, very powerful.
Highly Commended: Portrait of colour and beauty.
Commended: Quality of light is superb.
Section 2: Local Scene Snowy Valleys Shire, Any Medium
1st: Glowing and highly technical but at the same time there is a sense of love & excitement for the landscape.
2nd: Soft & sensitives expressionist, great use of texture creating a feel for the landscape.
Highly Commended: Drama enhanced by strong tones.
Commended: Innovative and powerful, using techniques personal to the artist.
Section 3: Watercolour/Ink & Wash
1st: Free thinking and organic which presents an unexpected surprise.
2nd: Strong positive technique.
Highly Commended: Poetic and delicate.
Commended: Simple but exciting rendition of classic subject matter.
Section 4: Oils
1st: Powerfully centred composition.
2nd: Very good light and expressive brushwork.
Highly Commended: Serene and rich in feeling.
Section 5: Acrylics
Flowing & arabesque, with soft moody shadows.
2nd: Captures the flinty texture of the land.
Highly Commended: Inventive, playful and stimulates the imagination.
Commended: Unique approach to well-known subject matter.
Section 6: Pastels
!st: Strong sense of place.
2nd: Dark but alive good energy.
Highly Commended: Very delicate with sensitive use of technique.
Commended: Welcoming and wonderfully romantic.
Section 7: Works on Paper
1st: Sculpturally strong with great sensitivity.
2nd: Delightfully lyrical.
Highly Commended: Handled in a personally rich and unique way.
Commended: Something special and exploratory.
Section 8: Fibre Art
1st: This piece was made with skill in a way that complements the work. It is experimental and well presented with good tonal qualities. The suggestion of barbwire with stitching and the mix of rusty metal frames it well. Weaving is well balanced.
2nd: Good composition, a powerful work, well balanced with the main section off to one side. Shows the maker is in control of the medium.
Highly Commended: Good composition and subject matter. Felting is not over worked which shows in this works shadows.
Commended: Very innovative. Fabric and stitch can be a powerful, artful combination which shows in this works shadows.
Section 9: Small Painting
2nd: Warm, peaceful composition.
Highly Commended: Delightfully intimate.
Local Artist Encouragement Award:
Helen Taylor, “Killimicat Station”. Judges Comments: A personal and delightfully felt response to the landscape. Rich colour and unusual composition.