Bega Art Prize 2012…

20 12 2012

The gala opening was last week so you’ve missed the opportunity to press the flesh – but the show itself is up until the end of January, so plenty of time to catch it.


Bega Art Prize 2012 front

Bega Art Prize 2012 back


And the winner was a tie!! Shynyam Smith’s tapestry White Peppermints on the Murrah…


Shunyam Smith, Three Peppermints on the Murrah, tapestry


…and Chris Denton’s intaglio print The Philosopher’s Box #3…


Chris Denton, The Philosopher's Box # 3


Beautiful works both. Professor David Williams had the unenviable task of judging this year’s event (the categories being Printmedia and Contemporary Craft and Design) but, as one would anticipate, he pulled it off with his customary grace.


official party with Shuny's piece


The official party (above) Mayor Bill Taylor, Shunyam Smith, Chris Denton and Professor David Williams with Shuny’s piece. And again, below, with Chris’s piece […we run an equal opp policy here, folks. n(Ed)]


Mayor, Chris Denton, Shunyam Smith and Professor David Williams

Bill, David and Anne

Bill, David and Anne



Tony and Chris

Tony and Chris

announcement time

BAP gallery

Bega Art Prize 2012


A thoroughly enjoyable night was had by all, despite the utter confusion of holding the opening on a Thursday night(!)