Over 30 paintings across all mediums were entered in the recent Easter Art Festival Competition hosted by the Warrnambool and District Artists Society. Neil Benfell, past Principal of Kings College, shared his deep appreciation of art and art history as the judge for this exhibition. Neil commented that the theme of 'What Easter Means To Me' produced a wonderful variety of work. In choosing the winners he looked for some reflection of the pathos and varied depth of the Easter theme, artistic features, composition, simplicity, palette and the works power to communicate.
First prize was awarded to David Voigt for his work 'Bearer of our sorrows' in watercolour.
Second Prize went to Shirley Lindsay for her watercolour titled 'He is risen' with the Third Prize to Judy Rauert for her work titled 'Ascention' in Acrylic.
Due to the COVID-19 closures the Merri View Gallery is unfortunately closed to the public until further notice.
Warrnambool and District Artists Society Inc.,