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Andrew Peace WInes Best in Show - Judge's Comments

Female Figure Study 9 - Linda Robertson

"I've chosen this work as our best in show as this pastel drawing shows an intimate knowledge of the human figure, is full of life, movement and fluidity. And those searching lines just kept drawing me in on an exploratory journey.  Superb work and well deserved Linda." - Ben Winspear


Keilor East Community Bank Branch Best Oil/Acrylic - Judge's Comments

Painted Hills Beauty - Linda Trinick

"While there are many fine works in oil here in the exhibition - this work just kept drawing me back for a second, third and fourth look.  The simple, almost geometric abstract construction of the landscape combined with the colours create a landscape that intrigues me, making me want to know more.  To me all that a good work of art should.  Well done Linda" - Ben Winspear


McDonald Upton Best Watercolour - Judge's Comments

Red Roof Farmhouse - Jue Wu

"I just loved this watercolour from the moment I saw it!  That stark of white on the wall of the farmhouse in the sun.  Beautifully and loosely painted with skill and sensitivity - great combination of wet and dry watercolour and clean colours.  A lovely work that invites you in." - Ben Winspear


Kapiris Bros Best Pastel/Drawing - Judge's Comments

Swan Goose - Nola Jones

"This little gem quietly caught my eye,  As an artist who has painted a lot of the natural world I know how difficult it can be to capture something of the essence of the subject.  Nola has certainly done that here - using her skills as a draftswoman to make for an engaging little work.  Nicely framed too!" - Ben Winspear


Harcourts Keilor East Best Young Artist - Judge's Comments

Inner Beauty - Callum Graham

"Intriguing, mysterious and challenging - a good combination of oil paint plus scratching back in this little work, combined with almost random placement of colour patches makes you look past the surface - to search for the inner beauty,  I like it!" - Ben Winspear



The Moonee Ponds Club Best Moonee Valley Artist - Judge's Comments

Ted Dansey - Levington Yc

"A skilfully executed watercolour.  In a few limited colours and a good combination of water and dry brush strokes all came together to create a painting that keeps you coming back to explore.  I can almost taste the salty air and hear those seagulls.  Made me want to go out and get fish and chips. Well done Ted." - Ben Winspear



Entries closed - Preview Available

Entries for the 2019 Moonee Valley Art Show are now closed. We thank artists for the 572 entries received.  From these, 267 have been accepted into our Art Show and are now available for preview below... 

Additional Prizes

The prizes for each of Best Young Artist and Best Moonee Valley Artist have been increased to now also include a $100 art supplies gift voucher thanks to the generous support of Arthouse Direct, Buckley St, Essendon.

Sponsorship Opportunities

To discuss becoming a sponsor partner of this prestigious event, call Phil      (0412 579972) or Gerard 
(0412 165912) for details.