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UneARThed 2018 Art Show unearthed great local art!

June 15, 2018

 

 

Once again the Gulgong Arts Council has presented a memorable UneARThed competition and exhibition in conjunction with the Henry Lawson Festival over the June long weekend. With over 100 adult and nearly 400 entries from local children, UneARThed had something for everyone.

Winning the $1000 Clyde Oakley Memorial Prize was Ross Halfacree with his depiction of “Lillies and the Bee”, a poem by Henry Lawson. This bright and bold entry was a great contrast to many of the other entries featuring portraiture and the text of Henry’s work. A big thank you to Helen Oakley for sponsoring this prize.

The Best Adult Exhibit was won by Therese Wilkins for her resin sculpture depicting the sirens luring sailors to their fate. The sculpture section contained a wide variety of media and a wealth of colour and was very popular with the visitors. The centre of this section was dominated by a marlin and a turtle made from aluminium and perspex. Orbiting them were felt, metal and clay creations showcasing the variety of local talent.

Another section that was very popular was the Little Hero section sponsored by Darren Gallagher from KIT Comics. The four winners had their ideas professionally recreated as comic front covers. Their smiles said it all! Darren is already looking forward to next year’s additions to the Superhero Team.

The People’s Choice award went to Samantha Murray for her acrylic painting of a horse: “Dark Knight”. Also popular was “The Galah” by Christina Tomlinson and all four watercolours by Jenny MacNaughton depicting iconic bush scenes.

A highlight of the presentation ceremony was the Life Membership given to Richard Cross. His encouragement over more than 20 years was celebrated, with the gift of a butterfly painting, a symbol that is dear to him.

The Henry Heads, organised and sponsored by Red Hill EEC always make a colourful backdrop for the ceremony. This year there were 28 heads, with the winning schools being Mudgee High and Cudgegong Valley. The People’s Choice of Head went to All Hallows Year 4 group.

We would like to thank Gulgong High for the use of their projector and screen, and Bruce McGregor for the loan of the sound system and music.

And now for the results of the fundraising: Raffle to Jenny Lloyd, IGA voucher to Prue Avanovitch, Lucky Door prize to Bernard Cooper and the Jelly Bean Jar with 1343 beans goes to Peter Sawyer. Wonderful to have such community support for Gulgong Arts Council.

A special Thank You to Mid Western Regional Council for installing the new hanging system in time for the exhibition – it made such a difference. Our other major sponsors - Ulan (Glencore Managed Operation) and Gulgong Chamber of Commerce – also continued their support this year. In fact, without all of our 34 sponsors and the hard work of the Arts Council and volunteers, our community would be without this wonderful opportunity for these artists to showcase their work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

UnARThing great local art

Once again the Gulgong Arts Council has presented a memorable UneARThed competition and exhibition in conjunction with the Henry Lawson Festival over the June long weekend. With over 100 adult and nearly 400 entries from local children, UneARThed had something for everyone.

Winning the $1000 Clyde Oakley Memorial Prize was Ross Halfacree with his depiction of “Lillies and the Bee”, a poem by Henry Lawson. This bright and bold entry was a great contrast to many of the other entries featuring portraiture and the text of Henry’s work. A big thank you to Helen Oakley for sponsoring this prize.   

 

The Best Adult Exhibit was won by Therese Wilkins for her resin sculpture depicting the sirens luring sailors to their fate. The sculpture section contained a wide variety of media and a wealth of colour and was very popular with the visitors.  

 

The centre of this section was dominated by a marlin and a turtle made from aluminium and perspex. Orbiting them were felt, metal and clay creations showcasing the variety of local talent.

Another section that was very popular was the Little Hero section sponsored by Darren Gallagher from KIT Comics. The four winners had their ideas professionally recreated as comic front covers. Their smiles said it all! Darren is already looking forward to next year’s additions to the Superhero Team.   

 

The People’s Choice award went to Samantha Murray for her acrylic painting of a horse: “Dark Knight”. Also popular was “The Galah” by Christina Tomlinson and all four watercolours by Jenny MacNaughton depicting iconic bush scenes.

A highlight of the presentation ceremony was the Life Membership given to Richard Cross. His encouragement over more than 20 years was celebrated, with the gift of a butterfly painting, a symbol that is dear to him.      

 

The Henry Heads, organised and sponsored by Red Hill EEC always make a colourful backdrop for the ceremony. This year there were 28 heads, with the winning schools being Mudgee High and Cudgegong Valley. The People’s Choice of Head went to All Hallows Year 4 group.

We would like to thank Gulgong High for the use of their projector and screen, and Bruce McGregor for the loan of the sound system and music.

And now for the results of the fundraising: Raffle to Jenny Lloyd, IGA voucher to Prue Avanovitch, Lucky Door prize to Bernard Cooper and the Jelly Bean Jar with 1343 beans goes to Peter Sawyer. Wonderful to have such community support for Gulgong Arts Council.

A special Thank You to Mid Western Regional Council for installing the new hanging system in time for the exhibition – it made such a difference. Our other major sponsors - Ulan (Glencore Managed Operation) and Gulgong Chamber of Commerce – also continued their support this year. In fact, without all of our 34 sponsors and the hard work of the Arts Council and volunteers, our community would be without this wonderful opportunity for these artists to showcase their work.

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