Celebrating another successful 1770 Art Show

The display boards are packed away for another year but the memory of the 2015, 1770 Art Show continues.

This year’s 1770 art show has been hailed a great success with many many people commenting on the high quality of the entries and the great display of the art works.

The number of entries this year exceeded 170, an all time record, with 25 of those being sculptures.

Once again, the wonderful quilters put on a spectacular display for all to enjoy.

Opening night was attended by 150 people who were entertained with live music from Ben Beasley from Rockhampton and the much-anticipated judging results.

This year’s judge was Peter Smith, curator of Australian Art at the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane. Peter was very impressed with the high standard in all sections.

A special thank you to all the wonderful sponsors and volunteers without whose help it would be impossible to stage the show, and a very big thankyou to Gary and Katherine, Susannah and Ron who spent days setting up, displaying and taking down the show.

Also a big thank you to Gassan and his team for the great food on opening night.

  • The winners for 2015 are:
    Best in show – Marlie Oakley, Painting – Frida (pictured)
    Runner up – Jane Herd, Painting – Windy foreshore
  • Section winners:
    Painting – Madeleine Pinkerton – Black Cockatoos
    Drawing – Carmel Birchley – Through the Gap
    Textile – Ailsa Koloi – Oceanic Notebook
    Photography – Magnus Schultz – Nature’s Natural Network
    Sculpture – Gary Pritchard – Fragile
    Peoples choice – Sergio Martinho – Untitled Symphony
    Primary School – Jessee Growcott – Starry Night
    Secondary School – Bella Kiran – It’s all about Us