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Annual Art Awards – Springsure

  • The awards

    The Central Highlands Regional Council Annual Art Awards – Springsure is the Bauhinia Bicentennial Art Gallery’s premier art event. It attracts local and national artists and is held in March each year.

    Established and emerging artists of all ages can submit entries in up to seven categories. From easel, paper-based and three-dimensional works to photography and black and white art, each adult category comes with a $600 prize for first and $150 prize for second place.

    Each year, judges award a local artist the prestigious Central Highlands Regional Council Acquisitive Award to the most outstanding work from all categories.

    In style of an evening at the gallery, the awards night and exhibition opening has become a popular event in the Central Highlands social calendar. Artists and guests mingle over wine and platters, while nominating their favourite artwork for the People’s Choice Award.

  • Award categories

    Category one | Easel-based works

    Artworks can be any medium, including mixed media, acrylic, oil, collage, printmaking and more. Artworks should be on a non-paper-based support.

    First prize – $600
    Second prize – $150


    Category two | Works on paper

    Artworks must be on paper and can include drawings, watercolour, collage, mixed media, printmaking and more.

    First prize – $600
    Second prize – $150


    Category three | Three-dimensional and fibre works

    Artworks can include pottery, sculpture, maquette, carving, assemblage, timber, metal, stone, plastic, fibre, mosaic and more.

    First prize – $600
    Second prize – $150


    Category four | Photography and digital art

    This category is for non-manipulated images, digital art and manipulated photography.

    First prize – $600
    Second prize – $150


    Category five | Black and white

    Artworks must be in black and white and can be of any medium and in any format.

    First prize – $600
    Second prize – $150


    Category six | Youth – 13 to 18 years

    Artworks can be in any medium and in any format.

    First prize – $150
    Second prize – $50


    Category seven | Juniors – 12 years and under

    Artworks can be in any medium and in any format.

    First prize – $150
    Second prize – $50

  • Judges' awards

    Central Highlands Regional Council Acquisitive Award

    Selected by the judge(s), the Central Highlands Regional Council Acquisitive Award is chosen from entries in categories one to five. The award is open to residents of the Central Highlands and comes with a $2,000 prize. Artworks must be listed for sale to qualify for this award.


    People’s Choice Award

    Voted by an online poll open for two weeks from opening night, the People’s Choice Award comes with a $200 prize.

  • Key Dates 2023
    DateDescription
    10 February 2023, 5.00pmEntries close
    24 February 2023, 5.00pmFinal date for artwork delivery
    3 March 2023, 6.00pmOfficial Opening and Award Presentation
    4 March to 13 April 2023Exhibition open
    Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
    14 & 15 April 2023Collection of artworks
  • 2022 Winners

    Central Highlands Regional Council Acquisitive Award

    “Landscape Colours” Sharon Kirk

    People’s Choice Award

    “Hidden Paradise” Jemma Isherwood

    Category 1 Winners (Easel Based Works)

    First Prize

    “Feast” Loretta Horn

    Second Prize

    “Camping Getaway” Leonie Hopgood

    Category 2 Winners (Works on paper)

    First Prize

    “Golden Landscape” Joanne Kerr

    Second Prize

    “Outback Hut” Leonie Hopgood

    Category 3 Winners (3-D Works)

    First Prize

    “In Limb-O” Sharon Kirk

    Second Prize

    “Shelly Beach Vase” Carol Forster

    Highly Commended

    “Holy Bible: Genesis, Adam & Eve” Elaine Hayes

    Category 4 Winners (Photography & Digital Art)

    First Prize

    “Smoky Haze” Karen Leibinger

    Second Prize

    “Hidden Paradise” Jemma Isherwood

    Category 5 Winners (Black & white)

    First Prize

    “Standing Tall II” Rosalie Lucke

    Second Prize

    “Caught out in your underwear” Loretta Horn

    Highly Commended

    “The Breath on our Necks” Loretta Horn

    Category 6 Winners (13-18 years)

    First Prize

    “Blurred Lines” India Iwers

    Second Prize

    “The Big Teapot” Matthew Weeks

    Category 7 Winners (12 years & under)

    First Prize

    “Blue Square” Ariana Stewart

    Second Prize

    “Candlelight” Ariana Stewart

    Highly Commended

    “Turtles” Rainie Rea

     

  • 2021 Winners

    Acquisitive Local Artist Award (Artwork)

    “Luther” Loretta Horn

    Acquisitive Local Artist Award (Photograph)

    “Windmill Dreams” Trina Patterson

    People’s Choice Award

    “Liquid Gold” Raelene Bock & Michelle Gray

    Category 1 Winners (Easel Based)

    First Prize

    “Christmas Eve” Catherine Boreham

    Second Prize

    “Coolabah” Natasha Stanton

    Highly Commended

    “Emus” Leena Westaberg

    Category 2 Winners (Works on paper)

    First Prize

    “Ochre River” Carmen Beezley-Drake

    Second Prize

    “Surviving the Fire” Joanne Kerr

    Highly Commended

    “The Old Tank Stand” Elena Churilova

    Highly Commended

    “The Bloodwoods are out” Rosalie Lucke

    Category 3 Winners (3-D works)

    First Prize

    “Forest Sunset” Carol Forster

    Second Prize

    “Hagen” Lorelei Tuohy

    Highly Commended

    “Liquid Gold” Raelene Bock & Michelle Gray

    Category 4 Winners (Photography & Digital Art)

    First Prize

    “Windmill Dreams” Trina Patterson

    Second Prize

    “Bloodwood Burning” Trina Patterson

    Highly Commended

    “End of the Day” Tricia Godwin

    Category 5 Winners (Black & white)

    First Prize

    “Cracked Vision” Camille Swallow

    Second Prize

    “Poh and Panda” Trina Patterson

    Category 6 Winners (Juvenile 13 – 17 years)

    First Prize

    “Seen but not Heard” India Iwers

    Second Prize

    “Pascal” India Iwers

    Category 7 Winners (Junior 12 years & under)

    First Prize

    “Breathe the Ocean Soundwaves” Ashley Bennett

    Second Prize

    “House Explosion” Maggie McDougall

    Highly Commended

    “Flying with the Stars” Rose Kerle

  • Terms and Conditions

The Central Highlands Regional Council Annual Art Awards – Springsure is the Bauhinia Bicentennial Art Gallery’s premier art event. It attracts local and national artists and is held in March each year.

Established and emerging artists of all ages can submit entries in up to seven categories. From easel, paper-based and three-dimensional works to photography and black and white art, each adult category comes with a $600 prize for first and $150 prize for second place.

Each year, judges award a local artist the prestigious Central Highlands Regional Council Acquisitive Award to the most outstanding work from all categories.

In style of an evening at the gallery, the awards night and exhibition opening has become a popular event in the Central Highlands social calendar. Artists and guests mingle over wine and platters, while nominating their favourite artwork for the People’s Choice Award.

Category one | Easel-based works

Artworks can be any medium, including mixed media, acrylic, oil, collage, printmaking and more. Artworks should be on a non-paper-based support.

First prize – $600
Second prize – $150


Category two | Works on paper

Artworks must be on paper and can include drawings, watercolour, collage, mixed media, printmaking and more.

First prize – $600
Second prize – $150


Category three | Three-dimensional and fibre works

Artworks can include pottery, sculpture, maquette, carving, assemblage, timber, metal, stone, plastic, fibre, mosaic and more.

First prize – $600
Second prize – $150


Category four | Photography and digital art

This category is for non-manipulated images, digital art and manipulated photography.

First prize – $600
Second prize – $150


Category five | Black and white

Artworks must be in black and white and can be of any medium and in any format.

First prize – $600
Second prize – $150


Category six | Youth – 13 to 18 years

Artworks can be in any medium and in any format.

First prize – $150
Second prize – $50


Category seven | Juniors – 12 years and under

Artworks can be in any medium and in any format.

First prize – $150
Second prize – $50

Central Highlands Regional Council Acquisitive Award

Selected by the judge(s), the Central Highlands Regional Council Acquisitive Award is chosen from entries in categories one to five. The award is open to residents of the Central Highlands and comes with a $2,000 prize. Artworks must be listed for sale to qualify for this award.


People’s Choice Award

Voted by an online poll open for two weeks from opening night, the People’s Choice Award comes with a $200 prize.

DateDescription
10 February 2023, 5.00pmEntries close
24 February 2023, 5.00pmFinal date for artwork delivery
3 March 2023, 6.00pmOfficial Opening and Award Presentation
4 March to 13 April 2023Exhibition open
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
14 & 15 April 2023Collection of artworks

Central Highlands Regional Council Acquisitive Award

“Landscape Colours” Sharon Kirk

People’s Choice Award

“Hidden Paradise” Jemma Isherwood

Category 1 Winners (Easel Based Works)

First Prize

“Feast” Loretta Horn

Second Prize

“Camping Getaway” Leonie Hopgood

Category 2 Winners (Works on paper)

First Prize

“Golden Landscape” Joanne Kerr

Second Prize

“Outback Hut” Leonie Hopgood

Category 3 Winners (3-D Works)

First Prize

“In Limb-O” Sharon Kirk

Second Prize

“Shelly Beach Vase” Carol Forster

Highly Commended

“Holy Bible: Genesis, Adam & Eve” Elaine Hayes

Category 4 Winners (Photography & Digital Art)

First Prize

“Smoky Haze” Karen Leibinger

Second Prize

“Hidden Paradise” Jemma Isherwood

Category 5 Winners (Black & white)

First Prize

“Standing Tall II” Rosalie Lucke

Second Prize

“Caught out in your underwear” Loretta Horn

Highly Commended

“The Breath on our Necks” Loretta Horn

Category 6 Winners (13-18 years)

First Prize

“Blurred Lines” India Iwers

Second Prize

“The Big Teapot” Matthew Weeks

Category 7 Winners (12 years & under)

First Prize

“Blue Square” Ariana Stewart

Second Prize

“Candlelight” Ariana Stewart

Highly Commended

“Turtles” Rainie Rea

 

Acquisitive Local Artist Award (Artwork)

“Luther” Loretta Horn

Acquisitive Local Artist Award (Photograph)

“Windmill Dreams” Trina Patterson

People’s Choice Award

“Liquid Gold” Raelene Bock & Michelle Gray

Category 1 Winners (Easel Based)

First Prize

“Christmas Eve” Catherine Boreham

Second Prize

“Coolabah” Natasha Stanton

Highly Commended

“Emus” Leena Westaberg

Category 2 Winners (Works on paper)

First Prize

“Ochre River” Carmen Beezley-Drake

Second Prize

“Surviving the Fire” Joanne Kerr

Highly Commended

“The Old Tank Stand” Elena Churilova

Highly Commended

“The Bloodwoods are out” Rosalie Lucke

Category 3 Winners (3-D works)

First Prize

“Forest Sunset” Carol Forster

Second Prize

“Hagen” Lorelei Tuohy

Highly Commended

“Liquid Gold” Raelene Bock & Michelle Gray

Category 4 Winners (Photography & Digital Art)

First Prize

“Windmill Dreams” Trina Patterson

Second Prize

“Bloodwood Burning” Trina Patterson

Highly Commended

“End of the Day” Tricia Godwin

Category 5 Winners (Black & white)

First Prize

“Cracked Vision” Camille Swallow

Second Prize

“Poh and Panda” Trina Patterson

Category 6 Winners (Juvenile 13 – 17 years)

First Prize

“Seen but not Heard” India Iwers

Second Prize

“Pascal” India Iwers

Category 7 Winners (Junior 12 years & under)

First Prize

“Breathe the Ocean Soundwaves” Ashley Bennett

Second Prize

“House Explosion” Maggie McDougall

Highly Commended

“Flying with the Stars” Rose Kerle

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