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Flora 2019

The Flora 2019 exhibition opened in Chatswood on 28th August. Entries were received from 57 artists entering 90 framed works, 17 unframed, 37 prints and 402 cards. It is interesting to note that the number of graphite works were down but colour pencil numbers were up.
Barbara Goldin and Deirdre Hart were this year’s judges for the Best in show and Highly Commended awards. Best in Show, with prize money of $300 went to Judy Morris for her Eryngium planum, Sea Holly in colour pencil.
Four Highly Commended awards were given with each artist receiving $50. The awards went to Tina Spira (Irises, Iris Germanica) watercolour, Melinda Edstein (Bromeliads) colour pencil, Janet Matthews (Telopea speciosissima) colour pencil and Jean Dennis (Malva assurgentiflora) watercolour.

Barbara and Deirdre felt that there were more artworks that deserved a mention so Honourable Mentions were given to Janette Barlow, Margaret Beal, Sara-Jane Kelsey, Anne Saville, Shipra Shah, Leda Turner and Anna Voytsekhovich.

Anne Saville's Chestnuts also won the People's Choice Award.

A big thank you to the volunteers, members and non members, who helped with the set-up, monitoring and pack up. A special thank you to Marg Moir for volunteering her time and organisation skills to run Flora 2019.

14 photo(s) Updated on: 25 Nov 2019
  • Best in Show - Judy Morris for her Eryngium planum, Sea Holly in colour pencil.
  • Highly Commended - Tina Spira - Iris germanica - watercolour
  • Highly Commended - Melinda Edstein - Bromeliads - colour pencil
  • Highly Commended - Janet Matthews - Telopea speciosissima - colour pencil
  • Highly Commended - Jean Dennis - Malva assurgentiflora - watercolour.
  • Honourable Mention - Sarah-Jane Kelsey - Poppies
  • Honourable Mention - Janette Barlow - Macadamia tetraphylla
  • Honourable Mention - Shipra Shah - Coupe d'artichauts
  • Honourable Mention - Margaret Beal - Richea pandanifolia
  • People's Choice and Honourable Mention - Anne Saville - Castanea sativa - chestnuts

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