The Wattle Range Art Exhibition will be hosted at the Millicent Gallery again in 2019. Opening Thursday November 14th @ 7pm we look forward to welcoming back our regular artists and those new entrants. Once again, we will be awarding an overall Wattle Range Art Prize and well as seven other categories. With over 190 entries last year the gallery was full of colour and showcased an amazing array of works and talent and many of the works found new homes.
The Exhibition reflects the diverse range of artists from within our region and through to Western Victoria and Adelaide and this annual exhibition continues to attract a number of well-known artists who have been successful in a number of key exhibitions along with first time entrants who place their art out on display and are able to assess their development and style.
Winner of the 2018 Wattle Range Art Exhibition painting award was Penola artist Dagny Strand with her beautiful piece ‘Offline Interest” an evocative painting of a young boy watching a worker, the play of light brings movement and energy into the painting an oil on board. Runner up was another previous winner Dianna Wiseman with her acrylic and charcoal on canvas painting of Mount Muirhead.
Sculpture, mosaics and ceramics were combined to establish the 3D Category, however in recognition of the number of entries and quality there was a 3D winner, Cate Bell whose beautifully crafted doll: The Grape Stomper was the winner and also the overall winner of the Wattle Range Art Prize. Dagny Strand’s small delicate bronze “Cooeee” sculpture was selected, Julie Anne Woodruff’s three beautiful ceramic “Caves” and pine forest was selected, and a stunning mosaic table top was selected in the mosaics.
|Offline Interest- Dagny Strand||2018 Painting exhibition|