2019 Festival Award Winners
Touch of Class
Short story, open
Youth Short Story
- 1st prize – Mystical Magic by Brianna Swinton
(Except for the “People’s Choice” the comments are by the judge, Pauline Garner)
1st place – On the Road Again No 1 by Colleen Gardener
The control of composition and tone and the use of hard and soft edges on a small scale has been beautifully handled.
2nd place – The Silver Claret by Glenn Smith
A clever composition with lovely interactions between the shapes and a limited monochromatic colour palette. Simple and beautiful.
1st place – Spirit of Life by Jason Skewes
This lovely subject has a very fine use of pastel. The vulnerability of the subject was captured with feeling and empathy.
2nd Place – That Smirk by Lee Stumer
A very striking facial form with a lovely presentation.
H/C – Pretty in Pink by Gayle Van Der Veen
A beautifully constructed piece showing good technique.
1st place – Leo & Kitty by Christine Parry
A lovely fluent and moody painting possessing expressive brushwork while maintaining control of the perspective and form.
2nd place – Autumn by Lyn Condon
This is a fresh portrayal of a natural scene with the shapes and colours combining to make a pleasing image.
H/C – Emu Gully by Ann Window
My eye wandered around this composition finding many areas of interest. Compelling storytelling on a grand scale.
1st place – Corroded by Leon Chester
An interesting composition. I admired the rich tonality and variety of textures which blended with the background while retaining a depth of field and atmosphere.
2nd place – Tanya by Grant Quinn
This image really popped as a slice of reality in such a way that it left me wondering about the subject and the story. Nice composition and cropping. The eye was led on an interesting textural journey.
H/C – One Day Closer To Rain – Peter Van Der Veen
This series of photos really captured a sense of time spent contemplating a place. It conveys distinct emotions which is enhanced by the window framing.
1st place – Old Bull by Justin Allan
A purely representational sculpture showing textures and a good understanding of balance and form.
2nd place – Cruisin’ the Scenic Rim by Darryl Gillum
A humorous sculpture which tells a story. I can see this in many iterations, perhaps even on a larger scale.
H/C- Pelican by Nadine Baldwin
A lovely small sculpture showing control of the medium and a restrained but considered composition.
1st prize The Snow Gum by Marjorie Tate
2nd prize Hidden Rainbows by Nika Norman
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Youth (Primary School)
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