Bacchus Marsh Rotary Art Show

Published by: Davina Cabrie | 15-Apr-2019
Entries are now open for the 49th Annual Bacchus Marsh Rotary Art Show and Sale. This exhibition is held every Queen's Birthday weekend and attracts more than 600 entries from all around Victoria and interstate. Each year the show is judged by a different curator from the National Gallery of Victoria and has received enthusiastic commendation. The 2019 show is offering total prize money of $7,700.
Venue: Bacchus Marsh Public Hall
Address: 207 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, 3340
Date: 08/06/2019 - 10/06/2019
Time: 10am - 5pm Saturday and Sunday and 10am - 4pm on Monday 12th
Ticket: Adults : $8.00 Family: $20.00 School Age Children: $5.00 Concession: $5.00
Call: 0487 770 362
Our committee continuously strives to encourage new and emerging artists and innovative use of both traditional and modern media techniques. Our nine categories are evidence of this, while the Grow West prize presents a unique and interesting interpretive challenge.

Our 2019 judge, Katharina Prugger, is Curatorial Project Officer at the NGV. Katharina has extensive experience in the field of contemporary art and has held positions in galleries including Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin; Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne. Katharina holds a Master of Art Curatorship from Melbourne University and a Graduate Diploma in Modern and Contemporary Art History from Christie's Education London/University of Glasgow.

Artist in Residence is Leianne Ivankovic. A Brookfield-based artist and art teacher, she is mostly self-taught, developing her work with tuition from artist Janice Webster and greatly influenced by watercolour workshops with Gisborne - based Helen Cottle. Leianne is a regular exhibitor and prize winner in art shows around the region and is a member of Sunbury, Macedon and Woodend Art Society, and also a member of Artists Collective of Melton.

Painting for around 20 years, Leianne works in watercolour, acrylic, oil and resin. When painting, she often uses a rubber chisel (shaper) to carve into the paint while it is still wet, helping to add movement and layers of light to her canvas. Leianne paints plein air and at her home studio where she continues to explore her long-term fascination with painting Australian landscapes, native flowers and birds.

The Gala Opening Night, held Friday evening, June 7th, is an ever-popular ticket - only event where prizewinners are announced and cheques presented. This is an evening of good food, wine and live music with the bonus of the opportunity to pre-purchase artworks.

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