Bacchus Marsh Rotary Art Show 50th Anniversary

Published by: Peter Kay | 17-May-2021
For the Bacchus Marsh Rotary Art show, 2021 is a special year, being our 50th golden anniversary. To celebrate, we have increased the total prize money to $12,700 and added a Best in Show category worth $3000. Other categories include best oil, best watercolour, best other medium, best photograph, best 21 years or younger (any medium), best small painting plus best local content and best painting by a local artist. For this special year, artists can enter up to 5 exhibits ($10 per exhibit) with the 5th entry free ! Over the Queen's Birthday long weekend (12-14th June), this show attracts over 1000 visitors with about 600 exhibits on display and on sale. Artists young and old, experienced and novices are encouraged to enter. Join our special event by entering in our show. Details are on:
Venue: Public Hall, Bacchus Marsh
Address: 197 Main St. Bacchus Marsh. Vic. 3340
Date: 12th -14th June 2021
Time: 10am - 5pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday, 10am - 3pm Monday$5
Ticket: Family (2 adults and 2 school age children) $20, Adult $8, Children (school age) $5, pre school Free, Concession (not Senior's card) $5
Call: 438598135
Bacchus Marsh Rotary Art Show 50th Anniversary

The Bacchus Marsh Rotary Art Show and Sale is held every Queen's Birthday weekend (this year (12th “ 14th June) 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.

Our judge for 2021 is Sophie Gerhard, Assistant Curator of Australian Art at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). Sophie completed her Masters in Art Curatorship at the University of Melbourne and an undergraduate degree in Art History with Museum Studies from the University of Leeds (UK), She studied Art History in Murcia, Spain. Sophie regularly contributes to the field of art history, most recently in the NGV's exhibition catalogue, She-oak and Sunlight: Australian Impressionism, on which she worked as Assistant Curator. Sophie is a PhD. candidate at the University of Melbourne, researching the curating of Australia's national and cultural identity.

The Art Show committee is continuously striving to encourage new and emerging artists and innovative use of both traditional and modern media techniques. 2021 is the 50th anniversary of this show with more prize money and 10 categories covering watercolours, oils, photographs, sculptures and other mediums. The Grow West prize presents a unique and interesting capture the landscape of the Bacchus Marsh area.

Details are provided on our website:

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