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2020 As We Are Art Award Winners


The biggest of congratulations to all of the 158 participating artists of the 2020 As We Are Art Award and a special mention to our Award winners:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award: Greg Barr, ‘The Facial’, acrylic on canvas, 110 x 65cm

Contemporary Art Award: Christopher Hummel, ‘Graffiti Train in Canada,’ acrylic on canvas, 55 x 45 cm

David Guhl Award for Artistic Excellence:  Tim Maley, ‘Animals in the Paddock Eating Grass,’ paint pens and acrylic, 61 x 45 cm

People’s Choice Award: Barbara Tilly, ‘How Much Can a Koala Bear,’ 2020, earthenware ceramic, glaze, wood, 10 x 16 x 15 cm

Regional Art Award: Aimee Dickson, ‘Hangin’ Around,’ pen, pencils and watercolour, 61 x 44 cm

Rosalind Lewis Award: Tabitha Durrani, ‘Mr and Mrs,’ charcoal pencil, 42 x 29 cm

Stephen Delower Memorial 3D Award: Kylie Graham, ‘Cinderella and Prince Charming,’ ceramic, 25 x 30 x 30 cm

Our judges also awarded ten Certificates of High Commendation to (in no particular order):

  • Clive Collender, ‘Australian Animals’, pen on canvas 45 x 45 cm
  • Brett Dusting, ‘Daisy,’ acrylic, 27 x 34 cm
  • David Guhl, ‘Australia,’ acrylic on canvas, 68 x 100 cm
  • Gavin McNamara, ‘The Boat,’ acrylic and texta on canvas, 65 x 65 cm
  • Paul Mitchell, ‘A Winters Sunset at Point Peron,’ oil on canvas, 70 x 50 cm
  • Lynne Newport, ‘Evolution,’ acrylic, 90 x 60 cm
  • Yi-Cheng Julian Poon, ‘Space Port One,’ ink on paper, 75 x 57 cm
  • Margaret Reiman, ‘The Art Gallery’, mixed media, 52 x 52 cm
  • Jane Ryan, ‘Dogs at Leighton Beach,’ acrylic, 65 x 80 cm
  • Tony Stanisheff, ‘Jimmy Hendrix,’ chalk pastel, 60 x 60 cm

Images (left to right): Christopher Hummel, ‘Graffiti Train in Canada,’ acrylic on canvas, 55 x 45 cm; David Guhl, ‘Australia,’ acrylic on canvas, 68 x 100 cm (Photos: Garry Wilcox)