Local talent floods Clarence Art Exhibition

THE 2018 Clarence Open Art Exhibition attracted record entries.

Running for more than 20 years, the exhibition provides a rare and valuable opportunity for Tasmanian artists of all levels to participate in a vibrant and diverse artistic display at Rosny Farm.

This year has been the most popular exhibition since its inception, with more than 250 entries received from local artists and more than 300 people attending the opening in July.

The overall winner for 2018 was ‘Undone Image No.8’ by Alex Wanders.

Other event winners include Margaret Sonnemann, Dana Boron, Elizabeth Archer and David Walker.

The Mayor’s Prize for 2018 was awarded to ‘Clouds over the handsome Sugarloaf’ by David Jones.

The biennial exhibition continues to demonstrate Clarence City Council’s ongoing commitment to providing cultural programs for the whole community.

This year local artists exhibited a range of art works including paintings, photography, drawing and print works.

Clarence Mayor Doug Chipman said the event took pride of place in the Council’s art and culture calendar and was a wonderful way to bring the community together.

“Arts and culture have an important role to play in making Clarence the vibrant place that it is to live,” he said.

“We are very proud of this exhibition which has now been running for decades.

“It is a firm favourite with local artists, giving both established and emerging talents an opportunity to exhibit their work.”

This year’s judges were Hadley’s Art Prize winner Neil Haddon and printmaker and former curator at Henry Jones Art Hotel Christina Scott.

Caption: Clarence Art Exhibition overall winner Alex Wanders, pictured left, and Mayor’s Prize winner David Jones.