CREATORS: Judge Mark Coombe, curator Shanna Muston and Banana Shire Art Gallery Association president Alan McTaggart.
CREATORS: Judge Mark Coombe, curator Shanna Muston and Banana Shire Art Gallery Association president Alan McTaggart. Mackenzie Colahan

PHOTOS: Brigalow Arts Festival

BANANA'S longstanding visual art awards, the Brigalow Arts Festival, kicked off at a lavish opening at the Banana Shire Regional Art Gallery on Friday evening.

This year's event drew 283 entries across 12 categories and judge Mark Coombe had his work cut out selecting the 2018 prize winners.

PRIZES

Burnie Smith Memorial (any medium, any theme)

Auda Maclean - Morning Light on Ominston Gorge (pastel)

'Shadows' (any medium, Banana Shire residents only)

Amy Holcombe - Hold Your Hand In Mine (charcoal)

'Shadows' (any medium)

Elena Churilova - Shadows Disappear At Noon (pastel on art paper)

Three Dimensional (any medium)

Andrea Farrow - Stay (scrap metal)

Emerging Artist (any medium, any theme)

Kassie Warren - Man in the Orange Turban (oil pastel)

Photography (colour)

Catrina Stevens - You are the Dance

Photography (black and white)

Toni O'Connor - A Bit Of Light Reading

Photo Artistry (digitally manipulated work)

Aileen Hubbard - Whispering Hope (photography)

Photography (colour, under 18 years)

Jaxon Parmenter - Selfie

Photography (black and white, under 18 years)

Hannah Rideout - Treble Clef

High School (any medium, years 7-9)

Hannah Rideout - Thoughts (acrylic on canvas)

High School (any medium, years 10-12)

Josh Bannan - NECO (watercolour and pen on paper)

Youth Encouragement Award

Hannah Rideout


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