Kempsey Shire Art Prize

Council received more than 130 entries for the 2009 Kempsey Shire Art Prize. The category sections this year were Painting, Sculpture and Photography with an overall Kempsey Shire Art Prize of $3,000. Judith McBean, Director of the Regional Gallery in Grafton, judged the 2009 entries and commended the high standard in all sections.

The winners of the Kempsey Shire Art Prize 2009 and other Categories are as follows:

Section 1 - Kempsey Shire Art Prize
Judged from all works entered into the Kempsey Shire Art Prize:
"Pathways" by Russell Meehan of Stuarts Point

Section 2 - Painting
First Prize - "Landing at Gallipolli" by Thomas Tyne
Highly Commended - "Edification" by John Thiering and "Head Case II" by Chad Allard.

Section 3 - Photography
First Prize - "Equus" by Julie Anne Mavoros
Highly Commended - "Sliding Windows" by Steve MacDonald

Section 4 - Sculpture
First Prize - "Caddis Light Pod" by Glen Wilkinson
Highly Commended - "Babylon Project: Time Capsule 5237" by Mandy Hustler (Amlee)