The Wattle Range held the inaugural Wattle Range Exhibition in 2015 and the Millicent Gallery was full of colour with this exciting art exhibition. Over 180 entries were received from artists as far afield as Canberra, Western Victoria, and Limestone Coast through to Adelaide. The quality and variety of the work was outstanding with the Exhibition capturing the taste and interest of most people. With portraiture to landscape, industrial to textiles, found objects to ceramics and abstract to traditional there was something to suit all tastes. Over 2000 people including many groups from throughout the Limestone Coast and Western Victoria visited the Gallery.
The exhibition represented an exciting mix of artists, many of whom have successfully exhibited in other exhibitions, artists and craftsperson’s who were mentored by Barbara Wallace through to the emerging artist exhibiting for the first time.
Barbara Wallace Art Prize featuring Ceramics is a category within the Wattle Range Art Show, celebrating Barbara’s favourite medium and one in which she excelled, travelling internationally and throughout Australia.
This art prize commemorates the outstanding contribution that Barbara Wallace made in promoting the arts and crafts within the South East.
Barbara, a talented craftsperson herself, is remembered not only for her inspiring work, but for her tireless encouragement to all involved in the arts and in particular for her role in organising craft exhibitions and in encouraging artists/craft persons to participate and expand their skills both locally and within the wider community.
At the entrance to the Millicent Gallery is a fine collection of ceramics which depicts the development and innovation of her work
Dianna Wiseman winner Visual Art Prize 2015
|Sam Waas winner Sculpture 2015||Bryce Petterson People’Choice 2015||Bob Baxter|