Each year Council holds an art exhibition to showcase and celebrate the work of artists who live, work or are connected to the City of Whittlesea.
In 2022, over 75 artists from a diversity of backgrounds responded to the theme New Light.
Mediums used range from oil and acrylic paintings to digital image, photography, sculpture, glasswork, mosaic art and more.
New Light invited artists to ‘view things differently, perhaps from a new angle or perspective, perhaps armed with illuminating knowledge or lessons learned in challenging times. Spaces transform at twilight, shadows dissolve as the sun sets and landmarks disappear so a familiar landscape may become unrecognisable under moonlight. For some artists, changed circumstances may have shed new light internally, for others, it may have illuminated their external world, showing them aspects they’ve not yet seen, or a future yet to be imagined.
New Light: Annual Art Exhibition Prize Winners
CoW Art Award - Lei Cui Response to theme - Michelle Dyer Creative Expression - Mohamed Abumeis Innovative use of materials - Connie Pennisi
Ilma Duncan Art Award - PONDGARDEN
Highly Commended - Noelene Jardine, Lucy Cleary, Loredana Sanna, Michael von Roehl, Mary Alzawahera, Whittlesea U3A Art for Fun, Greenbrook Mosaic Groups
People's Choice Award - Selvarani Singh
Image: Light after the Dark, Lei Cui
Explore the artworks online in the gallery below. Artworks that are available to purchase have prices listed, if you would like to enquire about a piece, please contact Sandy Caldow via email at: email@example.com