Welcome to the CHRC Annual Art Awards – Springsure for 2023 online exhibition.
There are seven categories judged in the art awards: Easel Based Artworks, Works on Paper, Three-dimensional, Photography, Black & White, Juvenile 13-18 years, Junior 12years and under. Prizes include first and second for each category and the prestigious CHRC Acquisitive Prize from the open categories, with a prize pool of over $6000 on offer. People’s Choice Award is this year being voted for online CHRC Annual Art Awards – Springsure 2023 | Have Your Say, Central Highlands. Voting for the people’s choice closes Sunday 19 March 2023 with the winner being announced on 21 March.
The awards were judged by Michael Brennan. Michael is the Gallery Director at Noosa Regional Gallery, the leading public gallery on the Sunshine Coast. Noosa Regional Gallery presents a diverse program of contemporary exhibitions featuring local, national and international artists, as well as being responsible for the delivery of Floating Land, Australia’s premiere art in the environment event, taking in sites across Noosa.
Prior to his role at Noosa Regional gallery, Michael held roles as Artistic Director at La Trobe University Museum of Art and Programming Manager at Footscray Community Arts Centre, as well as a co-founding Director of two artist-run initiatives in Melbourne.
Michael holds a Master of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Fine Art from Monash University.
CHRC would like to congratulate the winners for 2022 and the exhibiting artists, both local and from afar, who have entered the competition creating a wonderful display of artworks. View the full list of winners here.
The exhibition can also be seen in person at the Bauhinia Bicentennial Art Gallery, Springsure until 13 April, 2023.