Bendigo Community Bank Port Lincoln 2022 Art Prize – Virtual Gallery

Meet Our Judge

Erin Davidson holds the position of Project Manager at the Art Gallery of South Australia and is responsible for the delivery of two of the country’s major biennial programs celebrating contemporary art and artists, the Ramsay Art Prize and the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art. Over the last decade, she has worked with South Australian cultural institutions and organisations in a variety of roles.


Major Award

ELIZABETH HAMMOND

EVERY DISTRICT HAS ONE

Oil | 800mm x 1000mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$600

SOLD

This painting was the result of various trips around the state of SA and in particular the mid North in 2021.

I had noticed that in every town, older houses and often older farms, had a lone palm tree in the grounds. One suggestion was that they were planted as a landmark to locate a place. It was also very evident how important the railways were to the communities, as were the sports oval and agriculture. I also visited many cemeteries and was always struck by the history contained in these places.

The painting is done on Perspex and has some areas that have been left unpainted so that it reflects its surroundings, including the movement of people. This represents  those generations gone before us including First Nations Peoples.


Jane Hutchinson People’s Choice Award

LEA JERICHO

KINGFISHING

Acrylic | 900mm x 630mm

Category Open | Residence Cummins

$4700

The kingfisher is only a small bird, being 20cm to 22cm tall and are migratory.
They are often found along the sheltered waters of Coffin Bay during the warmer months. They feed on insects, small lizards and fish, and can often be seen ‘tenderizing’ their catch, bashing against branches or rocks before eating.
As a local Artist, I enjoy observing birds in their natural environment, this being my inspiration.


Local Artist Award

GRACE RAMSAY

LENNY

Oil | 560mm x 460mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$1500

I’ve been delving into dog portraits for a little while now. I work with dogs for a living. It seems only fitting that they are my subject a lot of the time. Normally in pencil this was my first try at painting my own dog in oil paint. I wanted it to be simple. I think the most important part are the eyes. While his face is expressionless, you can see his light and soul through his eyes.


Sculpture Award

GREG SLEEP

OLIVE OIL JUG

Copper & Brass | 180mm x 210mm x 100mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$400

Since retiring from my work as a metal tradesman I have decided to go back to the basics with sheet metal working and copper smithing. I have collected some of the old tools for shaping and forming metal. This olive oil jug has been entirely made by hand right down to the hinge. The brass is new but the copper has been reclaimed from an old hot water service. During the time I took to make the oil jug it evolved into an elegant piece worthy of being shown off.


Special Merit Award

RENATA ROZENBILDS

THE ECOSYSTEMS OF LAKE GILLES

Oil | 610mm x 450mm

Category Open | Residence Lynton

$850

While travelling on Eyre Peninsula on a regular basis I have found the bushland there compelling. Toughing it out in harsh conditions the habitat at Lake Gilles Conservation Park, (Barngarla Country, Eyre Peninsula), is an expression of resilience and adaption. This is testament to the remarkable way the many parts of its ecosystems work together to enable its viability.

This painting alludes to this vital dynamic of nature. Key to the making of this work has been my responding to the interplay between the passages of paint- this similarity with nature’s processes fosters points of understanding.


Special Merit Award

TODD ROMANOWYCZ

CRAFTY DRAUGHTY

Acrylic | 1000mm x 1000mm

Category Open | Residence Elliston

$2300

I have 4 main hobbies that I enjoy spending my spare time doing. This painting incorporates 3 of them, painting, gardening and enjoying a beer. I would have liked to get my 4th in there but couldn’t fit a surfboard into the design anywhere.


Special Merit Award

LEANNE BULLOCK

JOYLOVEHOPE

Stippling | 600mm x 400mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$1000

I’m a local stay at home mum who enjoys all sorts of Art and Craft. With drawings I like to focus on local scenes and thought the JOY LOVE HOPE at the Port Lincoln Jetty was perfect – We just need to bring back the LOVE!


Special Merit Award

EMMA YOUNG

AUSSIE FRONT YARD FLORA

Blown Glass | 140mm x 300mm x 150mm

Category Open | Residence Adelaide

$170 per piece

The bottlebrush tree in the Youngs’ Enfield front yard was always present in the background of photos through my childhood. Recently, my parents have demolished and rebuilt houses on the same block, but the bottlebrush tree remains out near the footpath, unwavering. Wanting to pay homage to this constant among change, I designed a ‘bud vase’ with a ‘roller wrap’ of colour, spun onto the glass while it’s a small bubble.

The red lines represent the bottlebrush flower. To expand on this idea, I’ve considered other iconic and common plants to represent in these vases, some of which were removed in the demolition of my childhood home.

The yellow wrap illustrates a Banksia, green is Eucalyptus, purple is Lavender and white is Daisy. Yellow dots portray Wattle, red dots depict the Waratah, green dots are Jade, purple is Jacaranda and white is Agapanthus.


Youth Award

MIA SPEED

INTERCONNECTEDNESS

Acrylic | 920mm x 610mm

Category Youth | Residence Port Lincoln

$450

This still life of vase with flowers incorporates native flowers with Indigenous designs to reflect the connection I have to land. I was influenced by the artist Margaret Preston and her focus on Australian flora. She sought an almost strategic role for art in the direction of a national identity.

In this flower study I have chosen native Australian flora for their variety of structures and textures working with each other. The realistic approach allows each flower type to exhibit their best qualities.

The vase with Indigenous designs is a metaphor for life.  The vessel holds water encapsulating the life force required for growth. The flowers are flourishing to symbolise the increased awareness of First Nations Aboriginal peoples’ knowledge of the interconnectedness between people and the environment.

Mia is an emerging artist born 2005 in Port Lincoln SA. Mia is a Wirangu woman from the West Coast, Ceduna. Mia is currently a student at Port Lincoln High School.

Ceduna is a place special to her because of the connection from her mother’s side and language group.

The artistic themes she uses reflect the natural environment of native flowers, land and dream time stories.


Highly Commended Youth Award

BRIDIE NEWMAN

CHAOTIC MINDS

Acrylic | 400mm x 300mm

Category Youth | Residence Port Lincoln

$200

SOLD

I have always had a passion for art, just never the time. My Aunty is an artist so the skill runs in my family. I never did art as a subject in school because I hated the theory of it although loved the practical side of it. I was never very good at art. I loved to dance and write, I loved the way people express themselves through dancing, writing and painting.

Early 2021 I was diagnosed with kidney stones, I was 14 at the time and it became quite a shock to all the doctors after being transferred to Women’s and Children’s and having multiple procedures done they couldn’t give me a reason for my stones. Since then I have had a lot of abdominal pain which has stopped me from being able to attend school and do the things I love. It was then when I started to paint as I couldn’t dance anymore. I love the way you can bring across stories and emotions in your art but I also just love to experiment and play around. Art has been a kind of security blanket for me with not being able to do many other things and just the fact that it’s so calming. I do hope to grow into somewhat of an Artist someday but for now this is me.


Youth Special Merit Award

OLIDA MISIC

2

Ink | 400mm x 200mm

Category Youth | Residence Port Lincoln

$200

SOLD


Youth Special Merit Award

NATHANIEL HIRSCHAUSEN-BURK

SECOND HOME

Acrylic | 610mm x 510mm

Category Youth | Residence Port Lincoln

$250

I am a First Nations Kooatha/Wirangu/Kaurna artist.

Wirangu country is located in a coastal strip between Streaky Bay and the Nullarbor Plain bordered by Kokatha country to the North. Kaurna country is located in Adelaide.

I feel strong about my Aboriginal culture and Afghan heritage. I am proud of what my ancestors achieved and I want to continue to honour our family name.

This painting represents the beach where I spend heaps of time like my ‘second home’.

Dots of raw sienna on the outside edges are the grains of sand that stick to your skin and on everything else.

The blue and purple hues indicate the different colours seen in the water, with the white as the whitewash. These lines symbolise waves and tidal movements.

The gold oxide dots form the beach ridges sometimes termed the ‘foredune’ that are entirely wave formed deposits.


BARB ALLEN

GLOBAL CRISIS

Acrylic | 700mm x 500mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$280

I love working with acrylics as I usually paint with emotional ties to the subject through personal, others or global events. Depending on how and what I feel at the time, is embodied in the final image of my paintings.


BARB ALLEN

WHAT CLIMATE CHANGE

Acrylic | 950mm x 640mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$230

I love working with acrylics as I usually paint with emotional ties to the subject through personal, others or global events. Depending on how and what I feel at the time, is embodied in the final image of my paintings.


JANE ANDREW

RAIN IN THE WEST

Acrylic | 500mm x 760mm

Category Open | Residence Coulta

$300

SOLD

I like to respond to the places, people and environments around me. The weather is an integral part of farming life, I’m always watching the sky. With more rain building in the west, the morning sun broke through for a moment to shine across paddocks waiting for the header to get back to work.


STEVEN ANDREWS

HANDS OF TIME

Redgum Timber | 880mm x 300mm x 300mm

Category Open | Residence Tumby Bay

$1950

The hands of time are ever shaping our lives.


CRIS ATKINSON

AWWW!!…

Oil | 300mm x 300mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$450


BRENTON BAILEY

SELF PORTRAIT

Mixed | 1500mm x 1200mm

Category Open | Residence Coffin Bay

$2500

It all happened so quickly, repeating the words of the oath of allegiance;

“I, Brenton Edgar Bailey swear that I will well and truly serve Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Her Heirs and Successors according to law, as a Member of the Royal Australian Air Force for a period of six years, and any extensions of that period, and that I will resist Her enemies and faithfully discharge my duty according to law, SO HELP ME GOD.

A 25 second oath that as a result of the unexpected experiences ahead of me would ultimately include me in the more than 1 in 5 men who having Served in the Australian Defence Force and reported a debilitating mental or behavioural condition. Anxiety, mood swings, depression, problems with alcohol, social withdrawal, lack of confidence, memory loss, all personal sacrifices from wearing the uniform of the ADF.

There are 1283 dots of paint on this artwork each representing a life lost to suicide by a Serving or Veteran ADF Member from the period 2001 to 2021. Choose just one and think of all the friends and family members caught up in the tragedy of losing such a brave and committed individual who gave everything including his or her life to protect the safety of all Australians.

LEST WE FORGET.


JANIS BEIL

READY

Acrylic | 950mm x 640mm

Category Open | Residence Louth Bay

$140

SOLD

I was blessed with the gift of being able to draw at quite a young age, in fact, instead of doing homework I would draw for hours, unbeknownst to my parents, until the report card arrived!

I took art as a subject in year eight of high school but found what we were being taught somewhat childish, sadly I dropped the subject.

In my early twenties I went to art lessons somewhere in Glenelg. Bought all my oil paints, brushes etc and she told me to “loosen up”….incensed….I stopped going, sadly.

In my later years a friend talked me into going to WEA for a six week course and I wondered why I ever stopped! Just to be in that beautiful space and being totally absorbed in what I was creating.

I found another teacher in Holden Hill and decided I just might take on board what he had to say. My preferred medium then was soft pastels. I still love using graphite and charcoals but have moved into acrylic as well. I have also started to enjoy the world of abstract.


JANIS BEIL

SILVER

Acrylic | 950mm x 640mm

Category Open | Residence Louth Bay

$120

I was blessed with the gift of being able to draw at quite a young age, in fact, instead of doing homework I would draw for hours, unbeknownst to my parents, until the report card arrived!

I took art as a subject in year eight of high school but finding what we were being taught somewhat childish, sadly I dropped the subject.

In my early twenties I went to art lessons somewhere in Glenelg. Bought all my oil paints, brushes etc and she told me to “loosen up”….incensed….I stopped going, sadly.

In my later years a friend talked me into going to WEA for a six week course and I wondered why I ever stopped! Just to be in that beautiful space and being totally absorbed in what I was creating.

I found another teacher in Holden Hill and decided I just might take on board what he had to say. My preferred medium then was soft pastels. I still love using graphite and charcoals but have moved into acrylic as well. I have also started to enjoy the world of abstract.


MARIJAN BEKIC

THE GOLDEN BOY

Plaster | 260mm x 110mm

Category Open | Residence Wudinna

$30,000

As an artist with Croation background I was very proud of Dean Lukins achievement and couldn’t help myself but to use the inspiration and mark the achievement in 3D form for history to remember.

The concept shown in the model is symbiosis of both fishing and sport. Based on Dean’s background as a fisherman who, while still fishing simultaneously lifted the heavy weight at the Olympic games, literally from his fishing vessel. I tried to capture the momentum of determination, great energy and speed, embraced in dangerous waves of the sea water, still dropping down frozen in time.

The intention would be great to be able to do it in large scale in granite.

Therefore it is open for commission.


VICKI BOSISTO

TOUCH

Acrylic | 1520mm x 1670mm

Category Open | Residence Charlton Gully

$4000

Ken Martin is an acclaimed Australian sculptor who created the two iconic works on the Port Lincoln foreshore, “Makybe Diva” and the “Tuna Poler”.

“Touch” depicts Ken working on the Tuna Poler, capturing a sense of the strength and determination required in the tough and dangerous industry so important to this towns economy.

Kens’ ability to apply the pressure of human touch to malleable clay and create such lifelike works, memorialised in bronze,  is remarkable. 


CHERYL ANNE BROWN

WHAT LIES BENEATH II

Ink | 1800mm x 1500mm

Category Open | Residence Sleaford

$6000

What Lies Beneath is one of a series of paintings I am working on based on our oceans.

Using a variety of texture inks and acrylic paints.


EZRA BROWN

CROC

Pencil | 270mm x 430mm

Category Youth | Residence Port Lincoln

$30

My name is Ezra, I am 11 years old, I have Autism and my special interest is drawing. As long as I can remember I have loved drawing.

The first picture I drew was a horse when I was 21 months old and I remember telling my mum it had a long main and a long tail and I still love to draw horses. I get a lot of inspiration for my drawings from creation as I love animals.

I have recently started enjoying drawing dragons. They are mythical creatures which inspire my imagination to design a creature that is unique from my mind.

My goal in the future is to better understand my own unique drawing style and explore other forms of art like street art, painting and digital art.


EZRA BROWN

DRAGON

Pencil | 360mm x 430mm

Category Youth | Residence Port Lincoln

$25

My name is Ezra, I am 11 years old, I have Autism and my special interest is drawing. As long as I can remember I have loved drawing.

The first picture I drew was a horse when I was 21 months old and I remember telling my mum it had a long main and a long tail and I still love to draw horses. I get a lot of inspiration for my drawings from creation as I love animals.

I have recently started enjoying drawing dragons. They are mythical creatures which inspires my imagination to design a creature that is unique from my mind.

My goal in the future is to better understand my own unique drawing style and explore other forms of art like street art, painting and digital art.


LEANNE BULLOCK

JOYLOVEHOPE

Stippling | 600mm x 400mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$1000

I’m a local stay at home mum who enjoys all sorts of Art and Craft. With drawings I like to focus on local scenes and thought the JOY LOVE HOPE at the Port Lincoln Jetty was perfect – We just need to bring back the LOVE!


CATHY BURY

CALLING IN THE NIGHT

Acrylic | 610mm x 310mm

Category Open | Residence Tumby Bay

$800

Now retired and doing relief teaching, I have more time to explore the creative challenges that have taken a back seat over the busy years as a full time director.

Moving here from overseas, through my paintings I share my fascination for the amazing wildlife, fauna and landscapes of Australia.

What a magical time as the sun sets and the Brolgas call for the night to come, so they can settle in their nest on the peaceful river bank.


PATRICIA BUTSON

PARONELLA PARK WATERFALL

Oil | 940mm x 600mm

Category Open | Residence Whyalla Norrie

$600

I grew up lived & worked on properties in country S.A. for the first half of my life and have been painting for around 15 years in between travelling. I enjoy painting and sharing landscapes I have seen while traveling through Europe, Asia, Egypt, England, New Zealand and across Australia and I delight in sharing some of my favorite places expressed within my paintings. My preferred medium is oil paints but I have used other mediums.

Paronella Park is a heritage listed tourist attraction located at Mena Creek, on the edge of the tropical rainforest in Queensland, Australia.

Designed & built between 1929-1935 by Jose Paronella, a Spanish immigrant, on 13 acres (5.3ha).

Steeped in love and adventure a wonderful place to visit and stay. It evokes a feeling of serenity whenever I am in the area. Sitting watching the waterfall is very relaxing, a place to reflect and be inspired.


BRODIE CARBINE

CONNECTION TO OUR MUNDA

Acrylic | 400mm x 510mm

Category Youth | Residence Port Lincoln

$180

I am a Wirangu (on my Dad’s side) and Barngala/ Noongar (Mum’s side) First Nations Artist. I feel strong and proud of my history and connection to place.

This painting is about all of the things that connect us to the earth.

The large light circular areas show land where people are with the water holes. The symbols represent the homes.

The orange brown oxide paths show where the Aboriginal people of the land have travelled from place to place.

Sand dunes have kangaroo prints across them signifying where the animals live and the clear sky above them.

The ocean at the bottom is reflecting the stars of the night sky.


SUE CATT

VOODOO JUJU

Acrylic | 760mm x 760mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$990

Artist Sue Catt takes you on a colourful ride and asks you to question yourself…

Do you believe in luck? Good or Bad? Voodoo? Juju? Magic?

What are your lucky signs or symbols? Do you see them?

Combining her love of colour and collage, she brings us a vibrant artwork full of symbology….butterflies, feathers, numbers, stars, rainbows and other signs. A mish mash of textures and techniques….acrylic paints brushed, stencilled, dripped and dotted. Cut and pasted paper shapes and stickers. And little surprise elements…..it glows in the dark, shhhh!!

Light and dark eh?…skulls and rainbows!!

Sue is a little annoyed with the whole gay pride movement hijacking rainbows…

A symbol of good luck and hope….you see a rainbow after it rains.

Seriously rainbows are for everybody.

She is inspired by them in all her work…textiles, clothing, interiors, artwork etc.


JULIE CHUNG

STAND WHERE SEEDS GROW

Acrylic | 710mm x 510mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$190

SOLD

My passion for art was sparked from a very young age with my parents owning an art & picture framing business in the Clare Valley where I grew up. Over the years I’ve enjoyed many facets of being creative. I love learning new techniques and attending workshops exploring mediums, materials and art forms.

‘Stand where seeds grow’ is my interpretation of feeling vulnerable as an individual that produces art, who doesn’t see themselves as an artist. This year I have taken the steps to surround myself with likeminded people, gathering with friends creating art for ourselves and I have joined the local art group where talented artists gather. I’m choosing to stand amongst those that kindly share their knowledge and expertise on art.

The brush strokes on the female figure are a stark contrast to the style used in her surrounding environment. My painting technique is often done with the use of a fine brush. Through the roots of the female figure, I have captured the ideas of growing my artistic development into new aspects of the art world. The posture of the woman and her vulnerable appearance represents my shy hesitation venturing further into this exposed environment. The tree aspect of her appearance represents growth from this moment onwards. To set roots in self-belief and also to continue to take inspiration from the right environment. A nurturing one that allows choices, provides me with the inner joy that art brings and replenishes my soul through the colours from the artists brush.

For the first time I have my art in public. Sending in the entry form was my bravest hurdle by far and having you take the time to read this and view my piece is my honour. My hope is that I have planted a seed to encourage your growth, trees aren’t meant to stand alone!


DAVE CLARKE

OCTOPUS

Electroformed Copper | 300mm x 400mm x 300mm

Category Open | Residence Glen Osmond

$2600

Originally from Sussex England, where he acquired a Higher National Diploma in three dimensional design Dave Clarke is a freelance sculptor and prop maker. He is now living and working in Glen Osmond Adelaide. Dave creates his works primarily in bronze and copper as well as a host of other mediums. The inspiration for his art is drawn from his great love of the flora and fauna of South Australia and it’s coastline. He likes to amplify the scale, accentuate the beauty and highlight the sometimes unusual traits of some of the oceans smallest and most elusive creatures. In doing this , Dave hopes to shine some light on our surroundings and give them something a little extra. A finalist in the prestigious Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize on six occasions and touring the National Archives in Canberra, he has exhibited to high acclaim both nationally and internationally. More of Dave’s work can be viewed at daveclarkesculpture.com


LEANNE COLEMAN

SALTWATER LAKE

Acrylic | 980mm x 940mm

Category Open | Residence Ceduna

$2200

Leanne comes from a large family of artists based in Streaky Bay & Port Lincoln.
Leanne enjoys painting at home but attends our studio from time to time. She began painting as just a hobby & has since developed into a professional artist in 2018. Both Leanne’s sisters and mother have a love for creating art and sharing their language and culture with everyone.
Leanne uses various painting techniques and approaches in her practices, such as dot painting and applying contemporary techniques to her various painting tools. Sources of inspiration for the artist
include themes such as ‘waterholes’ and ‘salt lakes’. She enjoys that she is familiar with the Country she grew up in and admires her sister and mother’s strong language, strong culture.


RAYLENE COLE

SANDHILL DESERT

Acrylic | 910mm x 870mm

Category Open | Residence Ceduna

$2800

Two people walked all the way looking for a water soak until they found one and made a home there for a year. Water under the sand and they survived. In my painting you can see the hills, roads, rock formation, rock country.


MECHELLE DUTSCHKE

SLEAFORD BAY

Oil | 900mm x 750mm

Category Open | Residence Ceduna

$800

I have always loved art and experimented with different mediums but I’ve always enjoyed using oils the most. My painting, Sleaford Bay, is inspired by some photos I took of the area one winter morning recently. The natural landscape, particularly the ocean, with its changeable colours and vast expanses has always fascinated me. Treacherous one moment, but soothing the next.


PAUL ELLINS

CUTTLEFISH SWAY

Metal | 700mm x 600mm

Category Open | Residence Whyalla Playford

$2200


PAUL ELLINS

DRAGONFLY

Metal | 600mm x 250mm

Category Open | Residence Whyalla Playford

$400


MACINTA FOWLER

EARTHS CRUST

Acrylic | 780mm x 920mm

Category Youth | Residence Port Lincoln

$350

Macinta is an emerging artist born 2005 in Whyalla, South Australia where she spent most of her childhood. Macinta currently lives in Port Lincoln and this is a special place because of the connection from her father’s side. The surrounding areas are Kokatha, Mirning and Wirangu country. Her work as a student in the Port Lincoln Art Centre Enterprise is primarily acrylic painting and relief printing. Macinta uses contemporary techniques and the style of her work is usually semi abstract with stylized features and strong colour. The artistic themes and subject matter often reflect the natural environment. Macinta has a strong personal connection to her work and this is evident in the meticulous quality of her resolved works. Whilst on a girls art camp to Dutton Bay she spent time with Sandra Saunders (an artist who lives and works at Lake Wangary) and Scott Cane (an archaeologist and anthropologist) who inspired the choice of subject matter. “We talked about the Seven Sisters songline and it’s connection to Mount Greenly, Marble Range and the coastline of the Lower Eyre Peninsula. When we arrived back to camp at the Woolshed I created a small landscape painting of Mount Dutton. This idea extended into the larger more resolved painting including the significant land features of the surrounding area. There were seven girls attending the camp and I thought about that connection with the Seven Sisters songline so I decided to create repeating motifs representing Marble Range, Mount Greenly, Mount Dutton and Mount Drummond. The blended brushstrokes of the background symbolise the beautiful sunset colours that reflect in lakes of the area (Wangary, Greenly, Hamilton and many salt lakes)”.


ELLE FREEMAN

SEATED NUDE

Acrylic | 825mm x 625mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$750

My artwork is my ritual, a trance-like moment in time where everything else around me does not matter. My embodied state connects to my deepest self. Process, feeling and movement are the main concept when creating my artwork.
The Figures in the artwork are female and although they do not represent any one woman in particular, there is a part of me described in each character as an attempt to represent a shared female experience.


EMMA FUSS

FINDING HER OWN WAY

Acrylic | 500mm x 570mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$1500

I have tried to capture Elsie lost in her imagination, in a dream world that is beyond an adult’s reach. I was compelled to capture this moment, because she is on the cusp between a little child and a big girl, and soon it will be the last time I see her this way – in a world of exploration, with magic at her fingertips.


JOS GEELEN

2020

Ink | 400mm x 500mm

Category Open | Residence Whyalla Stuart

$250

As a young boy at school I was always drawing something with a very good friend at the time, who was an excellent drawer. I was lucky that at the two high schools I attended I had extremely good art teachers. But after junior high school the focus changed to academic subjects. And I never touch a pencil or pen again till about 3 years ago when my wife started painting. This has been fun as we can bounce off each other.


YVONNE GEELEN

WILD DAY

Watercolour | 420mm x 520mm

Category Open | Residence Whyalla Stuart

$300

SOLD

I started painting with watercolour about three years ago. I bought a kit from Spotlight and just had a go watching YouTube videos and reading watercolour books. Then I joined the Whyalla art group, the people there are great giving me so much encouragement. I love watercolour, it’s an exciting and fascinating medium. Sometimes it nearly just paints itself. I like the looser style some people say a ‘turner style’… I love to paint a big stormy sky’s evening light using wet washes to get a soft look.


SHARON GILMORE

DREAMING OF POPPIES

Silk | 1030mm x 810mm

Category Open | Residence Streaky Bay

$1650

Many years ago I saw a beautiful hand painted silk bedspread, and was determined that one day I would learn how to paint on silk.

Eventually the time came to buy the paints, and a book of instructions. Unfortunately, I found the traditional method of silk painting to be rather boring, so devised my own method of layering the paint and using a hairdryer to try to stop the flow. This resulted in a slightly messier edge, which I like.


SHARON GILMORE

DRIFTING

Ink | 950mm x 640mm

Category Open | Residence Streaky Bay

$1450

I just love to paint, and manage to escape to my studio most days. Thirty years after my first attempt, I still paint on silk, but also enjoy painting with oils and acrylics. I will attempt any subject, from flowers, fish, birds, boats and seascapes, and my most unusual – I was commissioned to paint the portrait of a prize winning stud ram!

The owner assured me he had lots of personality – I was just hoping that I would be able to see it!


HANNAH GOLDFINCH

DERAILED

Oil | 2000mm x 1000mm

Category Open | Residence Tiatukia

$3500

Derailed – the last few years has left many of us feeling lost…we have been derailed from our seemingly normal lives. Creating this painting I wanted to capture people consumed in their own thoughts, questioning their new reality and the uncertainty of the future. The focus and detail is in the people and this is where I want your attention drawn. The older man is facing the viewer front on hands clasped in his lap, representing his years of experience knowing that life is full of the unexpected. I wanted to capture people without masks as a focus on the deep thoughts beneath the surface of each individual. Together on a train, together in thought and yet disconnected from one another. The train is a representation of so many things and it can be your interpretation to make. Is it about coming off the tracks, escape, journey, coming out of the darkness or is it about finding a way of reconnecting?


HANNAH GOLDFINCH

THE BROTHERS

Oil | 1000mm x 1000mm

Category Open | Residence Tiatukia

$2300

Living in such a spectacular location we have many well known land marks that are familiar to many. I have always been in awe at the way our various weather conditions change the way these familiar places look. I’m fascinated with the light that filters across our land and seascapes, painting them in magical colours which are constantly changing. No moment in time is ever the same just like each paint stroke is just as unique.


SONYA GOLDSWORTHY-SPIERS

MALLARY

Acrylic | 600mm x 420mm

Category Youth | Residence Port Neill

$300

My painting shows a personification of depression and a graphic representation of mental health in our society today.

The word Mallory is defined as being unhappy and unlucky. Mallory is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns.

Mallory’s face is a smiling mask (masking their feelings), which hides their true state of mind and mental health.

The foggy haze surrounding Mallory depicts the isolation and mind fog in the person’s head.


SONYA GOLDSWORTHY-SPIERS

NOODLE CAT

Oil | 290mm x 250mm

Category Youth | Residence Port Neill

$300

I got into painting ‘meme’ cats this year as cat memes are very popular on the internet. I used a flat square brush and a piping bag to create Noodle Cat and was pleased with the textured 3D look the noodles gave to the painting. I used the rest of the paints on my palette to create the background.


ROBBIE GRANGER

SEA SHAPES

Oil | 750mm x 1000mm

Category Open | Residence Tiatukia

$125

My husband and I bought a house in Louth Bay about sixteen years ago, just after our son moved from Adelaide to live in Tumby Bay. Our home here has a beautiful outlook over the sea looking towards Louth Island and across to Port Lincoln. We have fallen in love with Eyre Peninsula and living here provides a wonderful environment for indulging in my love of painting.

I have always loved drawing and was fortunate to have a good art teacher at school who taught me about painting, design and pictorial composition. Later in life, I had eight years of lessons with well known and proud SA artist, Sarah McDonald, from whom I learned much about painting with oils.

Painting is wonderful, diverse and challenging and beautifully relaxing (mostly!) I get immense pleasure painting the sea but also enjoy still life, design and have done some portraiture.

I enjoy exhibiting my work at the Nautilus Art Centre.


ROBBIE GRANGER

TURMOIL IN SEA SKY AND SOUL

Oil & Acrylic | 760mm x 760mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$190

My husband and I bought a house in Louth Bay about sixteen years ago, just after our son moved from Adelaide to live in Tumby Bay. Our home here has a beautiful outlook over the sea looking towards Louth Island and across to Port Lincoln. We have fallen in love with Eyre Peninsula and living here provides a wonderful environment for indulging in my love of painting.

I have always loved drawing and was fortunate to have a good art teacher at school who taught me about painting, design and pictorial composition. Later in life, I had eight years of lessons with well known and proud South Australian artist, Sarah McDonald, from whom I learned much about painting with oils.

Painting is wonderful, diverse and challenging and beautifully relaxing (mostly!) I get immense pleasure painting the sea but also enjoy still life, design and have done some portraiture.

I enjoy exhibiting my work at the Nautilus Art Centre.


JANINE GRAY

SKELETAL FISH

Acrylic | 960mm x 960mm

Category Open | Residence Ceduna

$3300

I love fishing, I would fish everyday if I wanted to but sometimes its up to the weather. I love painting fish or anything from the sea. Most of my paintings exist of all the sea life, dolphins and fish are my speciality for painting.


STEVEN HALL

SHELTER

Acrylic | 760mm x 610mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$250

I am a local Port Lincoln artist. My work is acrylic on canvas mostly and I use brushes and also acrylic pouring techniques in my pictures.


STEVEN HALL

THE CALM

Acrylic | 1200mm x 900mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$550

I am a local Port Lincoln artist. My work is acrylic on canvas mostly and I use brushes and also acrylic pouring techniques in my pictures.


ELIZABETH HAMMOND

WINDSCAPE

Oil | 780mm x 1050mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$600

SOLD

An interest in depicting wind in a less obvious way on a canvas, was the basis of this painting.

I set up a pendulum with a pen attached to the bottom and allowed the wind to move the pen and mark the canvas.

This continued for approximately 2 weeks and differing marks were made by the different wind speeds.

The resulting marks were then used as a basis for a landscape painting that suggests the sculptural power of the wind.


TREVOR HANCOX

BLUE TREASURES

Watercolour | 530mm x 430mm

Category Open | Residence Mount Barker

$350

This watercolour was inspired by my favourite small Australian birds, the super Blue Wrens.

Like people of this town, they are found living around Australia’s southern coastal regions.

These timid, tiny, vividly blue little creatures, never fail to stop me. You could say ‘I love them’….  consequently I enjoy including them in my paintings.

Enjoy this composition of my little “BLUE TREASURES”…Enjoy!


TREVOR HANCOX

TRAWLERS IN MARINA

Watercolour | 530mm x 430mm

Category Open | Residence Mount Barker

$350

SOLD

A visit to Port Lincoln is not complete without a visit to the  “Marina” where nothing seems to remain static. There’s a good representation of the professional fishing vessels that work in the oceans around Eyre Peninsula’ busiest Port.

If you are an adventurous visitor, Tourism vessels also leave from this marina. The vessels depicted are some of the prawn trawlers that operate out of Lincoln.

Enjoy Port Lincoln and this reminder of your stay…. I enjoy fishing in this marina on my treasured visits to the town that was once my home for forty years. 


SANDY HARDER

LAKE BUMBUNGA STUDY 1

Oil | 350mm x 350mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$650

SOLD

I understand that these incredibly attractive flower heads are a bad, bad weed and a serious threat to our landscape BUT every-time I take the exceptional drive to Adelaide, I can’t but stop to photograph them (thistle) at Lake Bumbunga, Lochiel SA. South Australian landscapes are endless, wide and beautiful. “Ripe for painting”.

Port Lincoln based artist, Sandy Harder works predominately in oils. She says the ‘creamy richness of the paint excites her’ and fires her enthusiasm to ‘just paint’.


SANDY HARDER

LAKE BUMBUNGA STUDY 2

Oil | 350mm x 350mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$290

SOLD

I understand that these incredibly attractive flower heads are a bad, bad weed and a serious threat to our landscape BUT every-time I take the exceptional drive to Adelaide, I can’t but stop to photograph them (thistle) at Lake Bumbunga, Lochiel SA. South Australian landscapes are endless, wide and beautiful. “Ripe for painting”.

Port Lincoln based artist, Sandy Harder works predominately in oils. She says the ‘creamy richness of the paint excites her’ and fires her enthusiasm to ‘just paint’.


RUSHAUN HENRY

RAINBOW SERPENT

Acrylic | 500mm x 250mm

Category Youth | Residence Port Lincoln

$150

This painting is the story of the Rainbow Serpent. The Rainbow Serpent slept beneath the ground and when it woke up, broke through the earth creating the mountains, valleys and hills, flooding water over the land forming rivers, streams, water holes and lakes.

The Rainbow Serpent shares the role water has in nature’s cycle of growth and regeneration.

The background of my painting has all the colours of the rainbow. I let these colours come through on the Rainbow Serpent skin.

The Serpent is travelling across the land, creating landforms. It travels through and creates water holes and running water which is shown in my painting by the concentric circles and the wavy lines joining the circles.


JASMINE HERA-SINGH

LOVE TURNED INTO OBSESSION

Pencil | 290mm x 250mm

Category Youth | Residence Port Lincoln

$80


ROS HOOD

GRAFFITI ARTISTS

Oil & Pen | 610mm x 460mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$400

I work in different mediums. I prefer pastel and oils and enjoy a challenge and trying something different. This is my passion.

Inspiration comes from family and friends.

In the beginning and my youth I was a ticket writer. I began painting aged 69 and have been painting 8 years and I love it.


CLARE HOOPER

MY FRIEND FRAM

Acrylic | 410mm x 520mm

Category Open | Residence Drummoyne

$290

From the beginning Clare has worked boldly with colour, line, and form. Her sense of colour is dynamic and exciting taking us to a new vibrant world. The art is a response to her surroundings, the things she sees, research on animals, all coming together in an expressive and imaginative way. Spontaneity is the key to her work where the images flow with lyrical fun, often showing adorable naïve characters that play on the canvas.

Clare has won many awards and shown her work in exhibitions around Australia. In 2015/16 Clare was accepted into an innovative program at Sydney University ‘Uni 2 Beyond’, to study art. During this time, she learnt etching, printmaking, and mixed media.

Clare is a prolific painter and loves to share her work in the form of canvases, cards and images which are used on business cards, bags and clothing.


KARL JAMES

THE HAREM

Oil | 900mm x 630mm

Category Open | Residence Whyalla

$750

There’s always something more, isn’t there?

That little nag, lurking; that unanswered question that begs to be asked; that shadowy itch, tickling tender nerves. Some search for answers in theology or science, some in philosophy or quiet meditation. I choose the visual arts. The beauty of this search through the creative arts is that there are no boundaries and the possibilities are endless. For me painting is a record of that exploration.

That search for understanding. This evolutionary journey as an artist has been one of slowly peeling back the layers of self and plumbing the depths of soul. There’s an intriguing paradox in this search as a visual artist and that is the reaching out, the pawing and clawing at the tangible to find the intangible. The works themselves are narratives not only in their outward appearance but also of this search. I am a storyteller. Whether it be by reinterpreting historical events, myths or just exploring an emotional or psychological scenario there is always something to learn, sieved through the psyche and passed on to the viewer in a new way. It’s a tough love though, painting in the blue collar industrial paradigm in which I live, where artistic ideals and thoughts are trampled underfoot like discarded fag ends, so my paintings seem to lurk in a dreamy twilight, their narrative like whispers behind a curtain until being wide eyed startled by the spotlight gaze of a viewer.  As a self- taught, multi award winning artist working from Whyalla in regional SA, my oeuvre is wide and ranges from colourful, expressionist, figurative narratives & portraits in oil and watercolour to charcoal, pastel & mixed media drawings, mono prints, linocuts & collages. I have been the recipient of a Foundation SA Arts Development Scholarship, Winner of the Whyalla Art Prize, Hummock Hill Art Prize and One Steel Industrial Art Award. My work has been exhibited in Australia, the USA, Ireland with works held in private & corporate collections in all of these countries & Canada. Including the Corp of the City of Whyalla, SANTOS, SA Institute of Teachers, SA Country Arts trust, Onesteel and various private collections in Australia, Canada, USA, Ireland. I am currently represented by the Chimera gallery in Ireland.


LEA JERICHO

KINGFISHING

Acrylic | 900mm x 630mm

Category Open | Residence Cummins

$4700

The kingfisher is only a small bird, being 20cm to 22cm tall and are migratory.

They are often found along the sheltered waters of Coffin Bay during the warmer months. They feed on insects, small lizards and fish, and can often be seen ‘tenderizing’ their catch, bashing against branches or rocks before eating.

As a local Artist, I enjoy observing birds in their natural environment, this being my inspiration.


EILEEN JONES

HANDS OF WISDOM

Acrylic | 440mm x 560mm

Category Open | Residence Whyalla Stuart

$500


NELLIE JONES

5606

Ink, Watercolour & Govache | 870mm x 630mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$1000

SOLD

‘5606’ showcases the widely-recognised components of Eyre Peninsula, in particular Port Lincoln, a tribute to home. Drawing inspiration from the phrase that repeatedly echoed in my mind, “Where the land meets the sea” therefore structuring accordingly. Growing up locally, I’ve surrounded myself with coastal and rural environments, being an important point of artistry. Resolving composition, I hand-picked subject matter elements that attract tourism across Port Lincoln and surrounding areas.

Rolling fields of canola and barley crops with single stalks of wheat represent the colossal agricultural dependency, visible as far as the horizon and beyond. Accompanied by stems of golden wattle, a native beauty originating from South Australia, a symbol or resilience. Intertwining another essential EP lifeline of aquaculture, 5606 exhibits a fishing vessel, as well as a school of tuna and natural Coffin Bay oysters, two popular internationally exported seafood delicacies. Tied together by an abstract representation of the popular rolling surf, with local Spencer Gulf and Great Australian Bight creatures such as Dolphins, Australian Sea lions and Great White Sharks, flowing throughout the waves. Regarding the fishing net installed atop, these are a sample of repurposed goods sourced from a local fisherman, adding textural dimension.


SKY KEANE

TIMMY

Acrylic | 600mm x 600mm

Category Youth | Residence Port Lincoln

$250

Born in US, growing up in Mexico. I’m half Japanese and half Australian.

I had a cat from Mexico his name was Tigre that means tiger in Spanish and 2 years ago for my 12th Birthday in Australia I got another cat that I called Timmy.


SALLY KUNZE

BOSTON ROCKS

Watercolour, Ink & Wax| 790mm x 965mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$1700

There were 2 aims with this subject:

·  to show the red-ochre crosses in the rock shelves; &

·  to create a multi-coloured sky without wrecking it.

This painting nearly got chucked in the bin, as when viewed after the first & second coats, the sky didn’t work. After 4 coats (ensuring that each layer was completely dry before applying the next), the sky seemed to work OK. Weathering has shaped the structure of the rugged, layered rocks; which provide the foreground elements of

interest. Island & distant National Park peaks, enhance the sea-scape.


SALLY KUNZE

LAKE GREENLY/PUWANNA

Acrylic | 760mm x 965mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$1700

The lichen-covered pink marble ridge, provides a good foreground for the lake scene.

While natural bushland scenes are preferred, the vibrant canola crop added to the landscape hues. The distinguished areas of colour are outlined by waterproof brown ink, which is then over-painted by watercolour. Sky colours were chosen to echo the landscape colour palette, though the clouds are fluid, rather than delineated like the ground features. The artist was happy with how this idyllic scene turned out.


DONNA LEGOVINI

BLOOM

Oil | 1070mm x 810mm

Category Open | Residence Streaky Bay

$2000

Since the existence of humanity on Earth, we have relied on nature and environmental factors for food, shelter and clothing. In addition, we seek solace in the natural environment as well as forming spiritual and cultural connections. We try to blend in, but invariably stand out or leave our mark. Throughout history, we`ve hunted for rare and exotic specimens in nature to claim as trophies, often threatening the existence of certain species.

Our fate is intertwined with ecosystems and inextricably connected to the larger web of life. Humanity is now the dominant force of change on this Earth and positive action is imperative if our planet is to bloom.


BEAVER LENNON

CEDUNA ECLIPSE

Acrylic | 930mm x 800mm

Category Open | Residence Ceduna

$1200

Beaver Lennon was born in 1988 in Adelaide and has lived most of his life in Ceduna on the west coast of SA. He comes from a Mirning and Antikirinjara family of well-respected artists and writers who have greatly influenced his work. Beaver’s grandmother Verna Lawrie, his late mother Bernadette Lennon-Lawrie, and his late grandfather Stanley Lennon all contributed to his artistic vision. Beaver’s earlier work was inspired by his grandmother’s Dreaming Stories of the Bunda Cliffs along the Great Australian Bight in SA, though his practice now is heavily influenced by his grandfather’s Dreaming of Malu Tjuta (many kangaroos). Since 2005, and as a realist painter, Beaver’s unique landscapes capture the distinctive open skies, vast expanses of Country and ocean with an extraordinary degree of depth. Often the dynamic swell of the ocean, waves or the intense silence and peace of a landscape is captured. The temporal aspects of Country and ocean are also captured in Beaver’s works as he favours the effects of early morning or late afternoon light. He skilfully captures romantic skies, rolling clouds or waves in dynamic palettes of colour recorded in his extraordinary memories of place. Beaver maps out his visions on canvas through his deep connection to the country. Through his participation in numerous workshops with visiting artists, Beaver consistently builds his ability to express himself through different artistic and technical skills which he has meticulously acquired over many years. Gaining considerable recognition for his paintings, he is also an emerging experimental artist that embraces a variety of new artistic materials and media. Beaver has been selected for several prestigious awards and exhibitions, but his main ambition remains a desire to entice viewers to step into his unique perspectives and worlds.


KEN MARTIN

A SENSE OF PLACE

Timber & Bronze | 680mm x 1100mm x 1100mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$8500

The concept for this work was developed as a maquette for a large Public Work in order to bring human scale to the idea. Imagining a circle 6 meters in diameter surrounded by 5 columns 2.4 meters high evenly spaced on the circle perimeter, each with a life-size figure aloft.

A space surrounded by dancing figures evoking a range of movements and emotions open to interpretation. A place of quiet contemplation where one can share in the sense of belonging.

Since the beginning of time circles have played an indelible role in human perception, consciously and unconsciously as places for meeting and gathering.


SKY MCNAMARA

STRENGTH OVER FEAR

Acrylic | 500mm x 600mm

Category Youth | Residence Port Lincoln

$100


CHRISTOPHER MEADOWS

COASTLINE

Oil | 800mm x 640mm

Category Open | Residence Clare

$1900

My painting ‘Coastline’ is in many ways a departure from my usual work in both subject matter and technique.  It was inspired by a recent visit to Dhilba Guuranda – Innes National Park on the Yorke Peninsula.  While admiring the rugged landscape, I began to focus upon the varieties of patterns and textures that could be seen along the coastline, both on the ocean and gouged into the weathered rock formations.  What I could see were literally coastal ‘lines’, some created over time and others still forming.  In tackling the piece, I knew that my usual softer, tonal approach wouldn’t quite capture the true sense of ruggedness I had experienced.  I began to experiment with the palette knife and my brush edge in order to shape the landscape.  My aim was to capture the many textures and forms, both in close proximity and through to the distant horizon of this magnificent coastline.


JANE MORRIS

BLISS

Acrylic | 640mm x 900mm

Category Open | Residence Tumby Bay

$600

Sitting at the easel has become a space where I can explore, learn and develop my creative abilities. It is a wonderfully solitary process involving all the emotions of self doubt, accomplishment, frustration and satisfaction.

My art pieces are an attempt to respond to my environment/mood. Patterns in the Dunes and Bliss reflect two needs of mine, the natural environment and the escape into a good book.

The theme of Bliss, (woman reclining in a chair) is to celebrate womanhood, the ‘other worldliness’ of the novel; explored through a red palate.


JANE MORRIS

PATTERN IN THE DUNES

Acrylic | 1000mm x 1000mm

Category Open | Residence Tumby Bay

$1500

Sitting at the easel has become a space where I can explore, learn and develop my creative abilities. It is a wonderfully solitary process involving all the emotions of self doubt, accomplishment, frustration and satisfaction.

My art pieces are an attempt to respond to my environment/mood. Patterns in the Dunes and Bliss reflect two needs of mine, the natural environment and the escape into a good book.

Patterns in the Dunes was a slow and deliberate process, almost meditative and deeply rewarding. Both are painted in acrylic.


LIZZY MULLINS

JIMMY SINGING TO THE MEXICAN MOON

Pencil & Felt Pen | 230mm x 230mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$140


LEITH O’MALLEY

RETURN OF THE CAFFEINE GIRL

Oil | 760mm x 500mm

Category Open | Residence Whyalla Jenkins

$1200

SOLD

I have created art for many years and have exhibited or been represented by galleries in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide along with participation in various group shows within Australia and the USA. My website and Instagram profiles showcase much of this.

I work with a diverse range of pictorial media including drawing utensils, oil, acrylic, collage, pastel and mixed media as well as the digital world of graphic design, photography and short film video production and editing. Oil painting like the ‘Caffeine Girl’ exhibited here, is my first love.

For me, creating art has always been about self expression…about producing something relevant, honest and interesting…something born out of inspiration and fuelled by an enthusiasm to forge something unique and original. It’s translating in a way, like writing… trying to articulate and express oneself using metaphors of colour, tone and texture through a subtext of paint, brushstrokes or marks.


NICCY PALLANT

HELD

Ceramics | 600mm x 300mm

Category Open | Residence Forestville

$325

I consider myself a craftswoman with a major interest in Printmaking and Pottery. An Artisan like my Grandmother and Father, as I also love working with leather, wood and metal.

An example of my work would be ‘Book of Prints’ which is 30 pages of printed and embossed paper in bound, embossed and crafted leather. I also love the heavy black illustration style of Lino Printing. For a Prostate Cancer Fundraiser Exhibition called ‘Let’s Go Fishing’ I created large abstract inks on paper within a Cyanotype print.

I exhibit twice a year with an Artist Collective called ‘Duck n Weave’.

The ‘Held’ series, like all my work celebrates place – places of the heart and in time. This time being ‘Held tight’, ‘Held in High Regard’ and sadly, in the end ‘Held at arms length’. They also memorialise the coastal colours and textures of my home town Port Lincoln, SA.

I am currently making similar large slab-form vessels informed by my most recent wandering in Yorke Peninsula and the Southern Coast of Adelaide. The process takes weeks and involves delicate manipulation of leather-hard clay. I don’t like to change the eventuation a lot but rather work with the folds as they unfold.


KATRINA POBKE

ONE DAY

Acrylic | 600mm x 500mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$250

About the art ‘One Day’, acrylic on canvas unframed. As a farmer’s daughter, an artist and a graduate of applied environmental science I feel it is my calling to bring into focus our natural world. Art so beautifully allows for the checking of our subconscious. I’ve painted two Cape Barren Geese, a parent bird and her young, in a simplistic style that one might also have painted a human mother and her child standing together overlooking a beach. ‘One day’ provides a moment for the viewer to consider their perceptions and the labels we put on our fellow wildlife – threatened species or pest. Last century Cape Barren Geese (Cerepsis novaehollandiae) were hunted as a food source almost to extinction by settlers, today some farmers now endure fouled livestock drinking water and loss of summer green pick in the paddocks from grazing and watering geese, particularly during the harshness of summer. Looking back the ancient ancestors of these current birds hold their genetic linage in the Anatidae family, the genus Cerepsis known to have existed 10 Million years ago during the Miocene.


ROXANNE PRIME

DADDY’S HOME

Oil | 460mm x 350mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$1000


ROXANNE PRIME

I FEAR

Oil| 510mm x 760mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$1000


SASHA RALPH

2 CUPS AND A PEAR

Pencil | 210mm x 300mm

Category Youth | Residence Port Lincoln

$55


PHIL RENFREY

DRAGONFISH

Timber | 450mm x 950mm x 250mm

Category Open | Residence Streaky Bay

$4000

My fascination with timber started very early but not until I started work as a cabinetmaker in 1970 when it really kicked off.

I then tried my hand at nearly all facets of the trade except boat building but there may be time yet.

Timber is a wonderful product. Natural, at times very frustrating, non conforming, but a beauty to hold and to touch the way grain can change in a matter of a few inches.

My choice of subjects at the moment are from nature mostly. Sourcing timber is difficult so now  I am trying recycled and fallen timbers but the best are very hard to get within budget. Living near the ocean for many years has had a lot of influence.

I have rarely shown my work but I thought give it a go.


JESSE RETALLICK

FERTILE EARTH

Acrylic | 450mm x 610mm

Category Youth | Residence Port Lincoln

$220

I am a First Nations Bungandidj artist.

Bungandidj country is located in the Mount Gambier region in South Eastern South Australia, and also in Western Victoria. 

When I first began to design the composition of this painting, I thought of connection to the land and sky. The layout of this painting reflects concepts of the Australian Aboriginal Flag designed by Harold Thomas as a symbol of the unity and identity of First Nations Aboriginal people. In July 1995 the Aboriginal flag was proclaimed a ‘Flag of Australia’ under the Flags Act 1953.

The Aboriginal flag is divided horizontally into halves. The top half is black and the lower half red. There is a yellow circle in the centre of the flag.

The meanings of the three colours in the flag, as stated by Harold Thomas, are:

Black – represents the Aboriginal people of Australia.

Yellow circle – represents the Sun, the giver of life and protector.

Red – represents the red earth, the red ochre used in ceremonies and Aboriginal peoples’ spiritual relation to the land.

The colours that I have chosen are earthy colours and oxides with a white to help with contrast. Black, yellow ochre and dark brown symbolises a fertile earth.

The patterns I have chosen to paint signify ownership and connection to place on the top section. The bottom area represents sand dunes and the ocean.

My interpretation of land, sky and connection to culture is personal and based on my own experiences.


EMMALENE RICHARDS

& VICKI BOSISTO

PAINTED NGATLI

Acrylic | 830mm x 630mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$800


LADY SHANIA RICHARDS

GARDANYA SELF PORTRAIT

Acrylic & Glitter | 600mm x 400mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$999.99

Her Excellency, the 27th Youth Governor of SA, Lady Shania Janet-Shayne Richards refers to herself as a “weird, funny & smart 23 year old Wongutha, Mirning, Barngarla, Noongar, Wiringu, Ndaju, Gubrun, Bulang woman with German and British Ancestry”.

Born in Kalgoorlie, and raised throughout Esperance, Kambalda West & Port Lincoln, Australia.

She is extremely family oriented & creative. Claiming “Art is my love language.”

Her creation style includes Performance (theatre singing, contemporary dance, industry level acting), Music (singer/songwriter/rapper/clarinettist) Painting, Writing, Modelling, Wood Burning, Drawing, Cooking, Candle Making. These works explore intergenerational trauma, unconditional love & surviving earth.

Her inspiration in life, is life itself and meeting everyone on her earth journey. Experiencing everything the universe has to offer.

Including the trauma behind this art piece. Created during the second wave of the pandemic, Shania was struggling with the anxiety, depression & PTSD from her previous relationship with an abusive ex fiancé. Plagued by sleepless nights, flash backs & irrational fears, painting it all out was the only thing that helped her recover and heal.

Leading to further opportunities to explore self, culture & country through her small art business “Nerdy Indigenous Art”.

Audiences & viewers leave saying her works are powerful, memorising and confronting.


VERA RICHARDS

NGAMI YARDA WANNA WILYA –

MOTHER EARTH WATER SPIRIT

Acrylic | 1000mm x 1000mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$10,000


MIKAYLAH RODERICK

PULKA KAPI

Acrylic | 400mm x 400mm

Category Youth | Residence Port Lincoln

$400


BOB RAMSAY

LOUTH ISLAND COASTAL DETAIL #1

Pencil & Watercolour | 1125mm x 945mm

Category Open | Residence Louth Bay

$4770

My art work is predominantly derived from my photographs. Previous works explored the characteristics of the Australian landscape by investigating macro views of Eucalypt leaves to extract constituent elements.  Discussion about the application of this process to the broader landscape led a friend, Harold Beil, to suggest that I take a trip in his boat to photograph the diversity of the Louth Island coastline. This was done in January 2019.  Thank you Harold.

In 2021, some of these photographs were substantially enlarged to identify key shapes and colours. These elements are then modified and rearranged in the painting process. 

Louth Island, Coastal Detail #1 is the first of a new series of work. Other pieces are planned.


ORLANDO SAUNDERS

MY NAME MY PLACE MY CULTURE

Acrylic | 250mm x 500mm

Category Youth | Residence Port Lincoln

$150

I am a First Nations Wirangu artist living in Port Lincoln, South Australia.

I feel good about my culture. I read this quote by David Dalaithungu when I heard about his passing, it reflects how I feel about my culture and my painting.

“My name is in the tree,

in the fish, in the sky

in the star, in the earth,

in the storm, day and night”

David Dalaithngu

The warm colours and circular areas show my mates coming together around a campfire to hang out and have fun.

The connecting lines through the middle symbolises the pathway that we have all taken and the bumpy things that got in the way. The triangular pattern represents the strength of our friendship.


TULLIA SELLEN

WHALES AND FLOWERS

Acrylic | 1000mm x 800mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$600

SOLD

“Whales and Flowers” is a wallpaper-like mashup of natural subjects arranged autonomously according to which textures and forms I felt like painting at the time. From the watery pink wash in the background, to the painterly florals, “Whales and Flowers” is an acrylic piece less so about aesthetic or symbolic meaning, but the enjoyment of the process of painting.


SAM SMALE

YELLOW CHAIR

Acrylic | 1200mm x 600mm

Category Open | Residence Streaky Bay

$300


SARAH STEVENS

UNDER THE SURFACE

Watercolour | 1230mm x 920mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$1500


INGRID STEWART

LEGGY LIGHT

Mosaic | 1000mm x 500mm

Category Open | Residence Streaky Bay

$1750

I have always loved dabbling with art.  I started off doing abstract acrylic paintings as I needed a lot of paintings to adorn our motel room walls.  I really enjoyed the simplicity and speed involved with creating these and liked how abstract art looks different every time you look at it.  That followed with experimenting with all different mediums. 

Over the years I had heard many people say they love art, but they have no room to display it.  This led me to thinking about creating art that is useful and has a purpose.  That was the start of my mannequin lamps.  While working on each one, ideas keep coming to me for the next one.  They are a great way for me to experiment with mosaic, spray paint, acrylic, decoupage and many other materials. Speaking to people and seeing what is happening in the world helps manifest my ideas.  I have also started doing mannequins as plant holders just to mix it up a bit.

I find working on my mannequins quite relaxing, but at the same time with each new one I try to challenge myself more and learn to improve my patience for the finished piece. 

My latest passion has been to use my mannequins to make NFT pieces for sale on Rarible.com  This is another great way for artists to display their work with little space needed.


INGRID STEWART

SHATTERED BIRD OF REFLECTION

Mosaic | 2000mm x 1000mm

Category Open | Residence Streaky Bay

$7900

I have always loved dabbling with art.  I started off doing abstract acrylic paintings as I needed a lot of paintings to adorn our motel room walls.  I really enjoyed the simplicity and speed involved with creating these and liked how abstract art looks different every time you look at it.  That followed with experimenting with all different mediums. 

Over the years I had heard many people say they love art, but they have no room to display it.  This led me to thinking about creating art that is useful and has a purpose.  That was the start of my mannequin lamps.  While working on each one, ideas keep coming to me for the next one.  They are a great way for me to experiment with mosaic, spray paint, acrylic, decoupage and many other materials. Speaking to people and seeing what is happening in the world helps manifest my ideas.  I have also started doing mannequins as plant holders just to mix it up a bit.

I find working on my mannequins quite relaxing, but at the same time with each new one I try to challenge myself more and learn to improve my patience for the finished piece. 

My latest passion has been to use my mannequins to make NFT pieces for sale on Rarible.com  This is another great way for artists to display their work with little space needed.


NAOKO SUGURO-KEANE

MOON FESTIVAL

Acrylic | 600mm x 600mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$600

I’m originally from Japan, living overseas for 18 years made me think about my roots of origin. My creation “Moon festival” is my favourite festival in Japan, enjoying a tea party under the full moon. There would be a peaceful, quiet moment in between human and nature.


SOO SWAN

CONTENTMENT

Acrylic | 500mm x 400mm

Category Open | Residence Point Cook

$500

Soo Swan is a storyteller who records what she sees and feels through her artworks.

This is an unprecedented time when everything seems dark and gloomy. However, I believe there is always hope, and if we look closely, we can find joy in every situation.

I want to bring a little colour of happiness through my art.
Human desires have no limits, and when they are not satisfied, it is hard for us to be happy.
However, children’s innocence makes their desires easy to satisfy, making their lives always so simple and carefree.
Happiness comes from being contented. If materialistic desires are set low, we will not feel deprived, and ultimately, we can achieve true happiness. When I see magnificent nature, I can’t help but be amazed at the creator’s work of art.
I want to create an artwork of a home, a humble place that I can call my own, a haven that I can be free and sure in.

I want to create a paradise where the colour pink is everywhere, and happiness manifests itself as the sweetness of lollipops and the sound of laughter of children at the fairground.


MOLLY TEBECK

QUORNA AVENUE DIPTYCH

Acrylic | 300mm x 600mm

Category Open | Residence Springton

$475


SUSAN TINGAY

ON THE OYSTER WALK

Oil | 1100mm x 1300mm

Category Open | Residence Coffin Bay

$2200

Views of the bay framed by the branches of the fringing coastal melaleucas provide a constantly changing interplay between close and distant as you amble along the Oyster Walk at Coffin Bay. The changing light and tides with time of day, the comings and goings of the wild creatures using the bush and coast make every walk different and a treat for the senses.

Low tide near sundown highlights the receding water and exposed sandbars, giving a warm glow to the distant sand hills, gilding the canopy of the trees in a still quiet moment before dark, and inspiring this painting.


SUSAN TINGAY

OSPREY COAST

Oil | 1100mm x 1300mm

Category Open | Residence Coffin Bay

$2200

This rugged coast carved over aeons by pounding seas and wind is a feature of southern Eyre Peninsula. The great cliffs and seas defy human access but provide a sanctuary for wildlife. This is the home of a pair of Ospreys.

Imagine the world of a young Osprey secure in a nest on the top of a precipitous column of eroding limestone with the tumultuous and dramatic seas below and the adults flying over the waves and plummeting into the surging water to catch a fish.

I wanted to highlight in this painting the impact of the unstoppable force of the ocean meeting the seeming solidity of the land, blue against red, horizontal against vertical, and the unseen miracle of the adaptability of life in a world of unrelenting energy.


SEAN TURNER

SEA AND SUN

Acrylic | 1000mm x 600mm

Category Open | Residence Cockaleechie

$165


MARTIN VAN ROOIJEN

THE MUSIC LOVER XXXII

Timber | 195mm x 160mm x 160mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$1750

The sculpture is part of a series based on “The Music Lover“ where the shape of the violin interacts with the human figure.

Sometimes the violin is dominant and at other times the human figure stands out.

Sometimes the sculpture is playful and dancing, at other times more static or hints at different cultures.

Red gum and Huon pine have been used, to emphasise certain aspects and create contrasts.


CAIT WAIT

OCEAN

Oil | 760mm x 110mm

Category Open | Residence Elliston

$2200

“OCEAN” is the artists’ impression of the moods and colours of the sea, and the effect it has on us humans.

We may see a ‘pearl shell’ perfect calm sea, or a morning sea mist around a headland.

We may experience the feeling of floating or immersion in breaking waves.

The overlay of rectangular frames represents time moving on, and the linear swirling patterns are the repetitive rhythms of wind and water.

We can frame our vision with familiar patterns, or try to make sense of the less tangible impressions beyond.

Cait Wait, moved to Elliston in 2020, after living and working in the Flinders Ranges, and the desert country and Top End of the Northern Territory for many years.

She experiences her life on the coast with a sense of coming “home.”


HELEN WANKLYN

PORTRAIT OF CLAIRE

Oil | 1600mm x 1100mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$3000

Here I have endeavoured to portray an elegant, intelligent, humorous, enthusiastic, brave adventurer and sailor of the world’s oceans. Wild and windswept, my friend Claire.


EMMA WATERS

FISH FRENZY

Acrylic & Spray Paint | 1210mm x 800mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$2000

Fish Frenzy is stylised with bold bright colours with thick texture. The fish are represented with messy white and hot tones which contrast against the bright blue.

These eye catching colours are utilised to reinforce the beauty of the ocean. The rope represents how fish are caught daily for the consumption of people.

Overall this piece conveys the beauty of fish and the harsh brutality fish face of being swept from their home.


COLIN WHITE

SCHOOL OF TUNA

3D | 970mm x 670mm

Category Open | Residence Port Lincoln

$600

Eight years ago whilst trying to make a picture of opal (my hobby has been cutting Opal Matrix from Andamooka) I discovered by accident I could heat paint and resin and so I experimented and eventually came up with my 3D sea themed pictures.

We have sold them to many parts of the world.


KALLAN WHITE

STRANDED DESERT

Acrylic | 620mm x 860mm

Category Youth | Residence Port Lincoln

$200