Open Art Exhibition 2019
Entries are now open for the 2019 Open Art Exhibition
There is a total prize pool of $10,000
This year we have a new $5,000 prize – the DAFA (Darlington Arts Festival Award)
There are four categories: Painting; Drawing, Mixed Media and Printmaking; Photography and Digital Art; and 3-Dimensional Art.
In each category there is a $1,000 first prize and $250 for highly commended.
From the whole body of work from the Open Art Exhibition in Darlington Hall, there will be an overall winner with the Darlington Arts Festival Award (DAFA) major prize of $5000
Please refer to the Entry form for number and size restrictions in each Category.
Open Art Exhibition 2018
Thank you to all of the visitors and the artists that took part in the 2018 Open Art Exhibition
Every year we are amazed by the diversity and the quality of the artwork. Last year really was the best ever (according to feedback from visitors).
‘Fabulous artwork, excellently curated’
Below are some of the winning artworks from 2018
1st | Dimity Gregson No 88 – Welcome Home
Judges Comment: The spontaneous circle in the square perfectly frames the complete simplicity of the flowers.
Highly commended | Amanda Smith No 112 – Hound on Rug
Printmaking | Drawing
1st | Noreen Burrow No 58 – This Could Be Awkward
Image: Not provided.
Judges comment: The delicate simplicity of the drawing captures the unique Australian environment.
Highly commended | Moira Court – No 100 – The Crow and the Pitcher
The Crow and The Pitcher (concertina artist’s book). Woodcut and lino print on Awagami bamboo paper with screen printed linen cover.
1st | Ron Dullard – No 31 – Madeleine Clear
Judges comment: A classic portrait photograph with great empathy for the subject.
Highly commended | Kevin Wilson No 32
1st | Joanne Francis – No 21 – Vessel Spanning the Isle
Basketry in all natural fibres
Judges comment: Material from nature combined with hand weaving that intuitively connects the viewer.
Highly commended | Jane Button No 25 – Voyager (Image not provided)
Mixed media – drypoint etching, wood
If you have questions , please contact Cathy at OpenEx@darlingtonartsfestival.com