Welcome to the CHRC Annual Art Awards – Springsure for 2022 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 2022 | Have Your Say, Central Highlands. Voting for the people’s choice closes Sunday 20 March 2022 with the winner being announced on 22 March.
The awards were judged by Brisbane based artist Naomi White (www.naomiwhite.com.au) who loves working with light and the way it changes a vista throughout the day. The different shadows and patterns it makes and the way it can completely change colours from one moment to another depending on the time of day or even the season you see it in. She has a documentative approach but one that looks for an emotional reaction rather than a rational response. She likes to inspire audiences to reconsider their perceptions of the natural environment, from the intricate details that imprint the land, to grand and larger views that command our attention. White hope’s that her works elicit a sense of engagement, connection and wonderment, and allow for viewers to marvel at and sensitively consider the world around us. White has held numerous solo exhibitions around Australia and shown in various art prizes such as the Wynne, John Leslie Art Prize, Tattersalls Art Prize, Mosman Art Prize, Fleurieu, Calleen, and the Brisbane Portrait Prize.
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, 2022.