exhibition

Watercolour Society Queensland holds various exhibitions throughout the year. Keep checking below for our upcoming events. In particular the much talked about the annual exhibition.

Annual Watercolour Society Queensland Exhibition 2019 Prize Winners 

Well, what fierce competition this year. The standards were of very high quality. Therefore it was a challenging task for the judges. Such originality and diversity. With this in mind, it’s clear that anyone willing to enter a competition of this magnitude is a winner.

First of all, let’s get to the prize winners of the evening.

 
Prize Winners

1ST Traditional: John Spittle The Gift

1ST Mixed Media: Eve Heckle Mangrove in Moreton Bay

2ND Traditional: Anne Roberts Peaceful

2ND Mixed Media: Tony Walker South Bank from the Emporium

3RD Traditional: Anne Marie O’Brien Kings Canyon

3RD Mixed Media: Caroline Slack Abstract

 
Highly Commended

Traditional: Caroline Slack Sunday Afternoon

Mixed Media: Lisa Pullen Still life Serenade

 
Special Mention

Traditional: Di Taylor Cactus

Mixed Media: Lyn Kennedy Back Streets Porto

 
Recognised Highly Commended

Jean Giarola Burst of Spring – Brookfield Road

Lina Rimland Camellias

Anne Roberts Well camouflaged

Pauline Good The cutting 15 mile Road

Eve Heckel Strandbrooke

Bruce Griffiths Arcadia Spacial

Kevin Smith The Bedroom

Samaneh Mohtadi Strong though Subtle

Encouragement Award

Guinevere McBride.

 
Criteria for Judging

As we mentioned previously with such high standards and professionalism, clear rules had to be in place for judges. The prize winners were ultimately chosen by following the below criteria.

  • Creativity imagination
  • Technical innovation
  • Use of materials
  • Observation – look outwards in terms of painting.
  • Materials – technique
  • Resolution – overall finish and impact of the work.

Giving Thanks

Apart from just acknowledging our winners, we want to give thanks and gratitude to everyone who helped put the exhibition together.

The exhibition was at the Auditorium, Mt Coo-tha Botanical Gardens, therefore, the Watercolour Society Queensland acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.

Importantly, let’s congratulate our members who took the time and effort to enter work. Without them, there would be no exhibition of this quality and magnitude.

Not only … but also the following list that supports the society, its members and given generously to our vision.

Sponsors

Jasco (Winsor & Newton – Lindsay McMahon

Oxlades – Pam Grabb

Frame Warehouse, Ashgrove – Brooke Ovenden

Artagraph Picture Framing, Milton – Colin Gordon

Faber-Castell – Sue McVay Arthouse,

Arthouse Northside – Anne and Kevin Buckle

Artis Pura, Annerley – Erin Salguero

 
Following on from the sponsors, our energetic Committee Members:

Jenny Loveday – President

Julie Brims – Vice President

Marilyn Revell – Secretary

Mary Neylan – Treasurer

Next, are the Judges:

Richard Blundell

Ruby Eaves

Dennis Corry

Mini-Workshop and Plein Air Tutors

Additional thankyous to the very talented mini-workshop and Plein air tutors. It is the first year we have conducted sessions during the exhibition. As a result, they were exceptionally well received and successful. 

Kevin Smith conducted a talk and demonstration, explaining materials and an understanding to watercolour for beginners.  

Maria Field provided a mini floral workshop. With the focus on ink pens, wet in wet, dry in wet and dry in damp. Also, how to control your paint to obtain the edges that you require.

Carla Hananiah is an artist and tutor with Winsor and Newton. To emphasis the use of colour to depict vast stretches of mountain and sky. 

Jocelyn Girle and Phil Cawthan conducted their workshop on painting in the botanic gardens. Ideally, to leave the four walls of the art room.

Displays

The exhibition featured historical displays set up by Chris Osborn. Coupled with displays of student works by St Laurence’s College and feature artist Paul Margoscy.

And finally, the long list of volunteers:

Barbara Peacock, Caroline Slack, Anne Maree O’Brien, Phil Cawthan, Pauline Good, Judy Reese Thomas, Helen Beaver, John Spittle, Iris Spittle, Suzi Wells, Diane Murphy, Leonie Seabrook, Parvaneh Shayegh, Peta Harvey, Inge Scott, Robert Stott, James McKay, Bahar Shahrestanaki, Samaneh Motardi, Di Taylor, Anne Roberts, Amrita Despande, Maria Field, Anna Christie, Penelope Gilbert-Ng, Karen Runge, John Evans, Pauline Good, Cynthia Stewart + husband, Szczepan Urbanowicz, Nev Logan, Gwen Smith, Lorraine Devonshire.