A long running and much-loved edition to the City of Whittlesea's arts and cultural program, this year’s Annual Art Exhibition sought submissions which responded to the theme The Webs we Weave. This spoke to the interplay of local and personal connections, cultural influences, and the diverse manifestations of these networks.
For some, this theme resonated with the interplay of local and personal connections and the impact of cultural influences on our lives. Others have delved into the tangible and intangible threads that bind us together, weaving a profound narrative through their art.
Each artwork is a unique interpretation and exploration of the theme, reflecting the diverse and imaginative mediums used by our talented artists.
This year the Annual Art exhibition prizes were awarded to:
City of Whittlesea Award:
Jacquelyn Haverson ‘A City Intersected’
Highly commended: Jillian Evans Bromley ‘Entanglement’
Award of Excellence – Innovative use of materials:
Iaki Vallejo “De la tierra vengo y a la tierra volvere (I come from the earth, and to the earth I shall return)”
Highly commended: Nicola Waters ‘Pearls and Hearts’
Award of Excellence – Creative expression:
Soo Chua ‘Portrait of Life’
Highly Commended: Ildiko Kormanyos ‘Fairy Tale’
Ilma Duncan Award
Selekha Rani, 'Crochet Patterns Photo Frame'
Youth Award (new category)
Renita Bose ‘My Web Galaxy
Highly Commended: Raven Webster ‘Web of Love’
People's Choice Award
Ron Driscoll, "Portrait of Darwin"
This year's Judges were:
Lydia Wilson, Chair of Administrators, City of Whittlesea
Suzi Duncan, Artist & local resident
Agata Chmielewski, Director Community Wellbeing
The Webs We Weave featured the incredible contributions of 97 local artists from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds. Together, they brought forth a stunning collection of 137 artworks that showcase the remarkable tapestry of creativity within our community.