Annual Exhibition and Sales
Our recent Annual Exhibition and Sales art show was held on the weekend of the 14th – 15th September. Organised for the members of the Kyneton Art Group was held during the Daffodil Festival in Kyneton, located at St Paul’s Hall in Yaldwyn Street. The event was well attended and sucessful for the group. Prizes were awarded in several categories with total prize money of approximately $1,500. Here are the winner;
Allison Howarth won three awards;
Lemon and Pear 2 First Prize in Still Life and Flora
Apples Highly Commended in Still Life and Floral
Birdwatching Highly Commended in Fauna
Judith Place won both ‘First Prize’ in the Portrait/Figurative section and also the People’s Choice Award for her pastel painting titled ” Maryla”
Ainsley McPherson won ‘First Prize’ in the Fauna section her artwork created in white charcoal, titled “Moonlight Owl”.
Glenn Boxshall won an award for his landscape oil painting titled ‘Lodden Valley View’.
Anna Ressia McGrath won a ‘Highly Commended’ in the portrait section for her watercolour titled “La Primavera della vita”.
Claire Eadie was the winner of the ‘Expressionism Award’ for her painting called “The Shimmer Tree”.
Therese Kupper received a ‘Highly Commended’ award in the Landscape section for her Acrylic painting titled “Ïn the Trees”.
Stephanie Warr won the ‘Esther Rose Memorial Award’ for best watercolour for her painting titled ‘Daffodil and Wren’. She was also awarded a Highly Commended in the Portrait/Figurative section for her acrylic painting titled ‘Good Times’.
Exhibition – Ash Tree Studio Taradale – March 2019
The Kyneton Art Group’s previous event was an exhibition held at the Taradale ‘Ash Tree Studio’ on the long weekend from Saturday 9th March through to Monday, 11th March.
The Art Show was held in conjunction with the Mineral Springs Food and Wine Festival of Taradale. The opening was well attended, and the show was a very good success in terms of sales.
Kyneton Art Group Exhibition Winners for 2018
Our Annual Art Show held on the weekend of the 8th to the 9th September was judged by Sarah Gabriel. Awards were presented for both first and one highly commended in several various categories.
Here are the results, comments from the judge and images of the winning artworks.
The Esther Rose Memorial Watercolour Prize:
Awarded to Stephanie Warr for “Maybe Doris”
Judge’s Comments: The watercolour tells a story and makes us ask the question who else is in the room? Exquisitely painted, an attention to detail and your palette is subtle and impressive. You are one to watch.
Still Life/Flora Prize:
Awarded to Judith Place for ” Camelias in old vase” (Pastel)
Judge’s Comments: This pastel is delicate like the camellias in the vase, The colour palette is elegant and talks to a traditional style of still life. I liked the vulnerability of this piece.
Awarded to Glen Boxshall for “Queensland Blue”
Judge’s Comments: This is a beautiful study in oil. It reminded me of the still life pieces in the renaissance…I liked the arranged objects in the artwork and the way the light is portrayed too.
Awarded to John McQualter for “The Gardener”
Judge’s Comments: This painting has a gentle quality, a tending to it like we do in our gardens, the composition is beautiful, and the seat calls for someone to be seated to enjoy the garden.
Awarded to Doug Scale for “Fontainbleau Macedon” (Oil)
Judge’s Comments: There is a romanticism and nieviety that I liked about this landscape. A colour patette that makes me think of Manet. It might be nice and cool inside that house on a hot day.
Portraiture/Life Drawing Prize:
Awarded to Glen Boxshall for “Face of Ages”
Judge’s Comments: This portrait engages the viewer with an intensity and the small glint in his eye provides a window into wanting to hear his story, emotional, a beautiful study
Awarded to Judith Place for “The Newsboy Cap” (Pastel)
Judge’s Comments: A beautiful mastery of the medium, the attention to detail is remarkable.
You’ve managed to achieve a painterly style using pastel, beautiful.
Awarded to Ainsley McPherson for “Kooka”
Judge’s Comments: The painting feels like you could reach out and feed him! The intensity in the birds eye and feathers are very impressive. The pastel ha a feeling the artist connects on a personal level with these birds.
Awarded to Maria Korinfsky for “Azure Kingfishers”
Judge’s Comments: A somewhat illustrative approach and perhaps even a Gould feeling, it has a natural history feeling which I loved. The watercolour and ink work is beautiful.
Awarded to John McQualter for “Brown Suit”
Judge’s Comments: To me this oil tells a story. The colour palette reminiscent of a Hockney in some ways. The treatment of the oil used like a gouache was well executed. They might be heading out to a 70″s party.
Awarded to Theres Kupper for “Cacti”
Judge’s Comments: This painting is full of colour and life and frivolity. The still life are blended into and outdoor landscape. A nievity and painterly style, beautiful study.
The People’s Choice:
Awarded to Allison Howarth for “Missy”
Members Choice Award:
Awarded to Anna Ressia McGrath for “Iris’s” (watercolour)