Saturday, October 18, 2008

Opening of Gawler Art Award

Sunday 5th October saw almost a hundred people attend the opening of the Biennial Art Award at the Gawler Community Gallery.

Several of the winners for the Categories were present to receive there awards and prizes.

Gerhard Ritter was judged the overall winner of the $1500 Acquisition Prize donated by the Town of Gawler with his painting called "Silk Road" a portrait of a Moroccan merchant.

Lorraine Winchester won best watercolour with her painting of coloured corn. Joanne Hughes was the winner of the Textile Art Award with her "Bush Camp at Dawn, Heidi Poole won a Junior Prize for her "Fruity" a painted real shoe.

Maxine Donald was the winner of a new category "Depiction of Sports/Recreation" with her painting of "Toasting Jack" coincidentally a picture of the local Bunyip Newspaper and Jack Bobridge after his win of the Tour Down Under, cycling Race. This prize had been donated by the Bunyip Newspapers, unbeknown to the judges of course.

The Exhibition will be on show at the Gallery until Sunday November 2nd, and is well worth a visit. The variety of entries pleased the four judges, although it made for lots of discussion and consultation before decisions could be made.