Shaun Gladwell wins the Shirley Hannan 2014…

31 05 2014
Iain and Sarah with the winning work

Iain and Sarah with the winning work

 

We didn’t end up with many snaps – too busy chatting – but the evening was the usual crowd pleaser. Being the biannual social highlight of the shire makes for a very long wait between excitements…but it’s all the better for it, we reckon.

[Must say, though, that there were a few absent friends that we did miss big time. You know who you are. ♥♥♥ n(Ed)]

 

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Peter and Guy

Peter and Guy

Glassie spotto; Crystal with artist/mother Dawn

Glassie spotto; Crystal with artist/mother Dawn

Peter with his gorgeous band of supporters

Peter with his gorgeous band of supporters

 

Everybody had their own pick for the winner’s podium, and it’s a bit like the Melbourne Cup – just about any of the 35 strong final field was in with a serious chance. Was there a sentimental leaning courtesy of the amping hysteria surrounding the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli? Very likely. But art does, after all, reflect the social climes of the day and Shaun Gladwell has certainly plugged into a current (and growing) national obsession.

List of contenders here.

A Tassie paper scooped the news (go here), fancy that.