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Region’s top artists recognised

This year’s most outstanding artists have been crowned as part of the 2020 Regional Artists’ Exhibition which celebrates creativity across various artforms.  

The annual competition circled around the theme ‘Phoenix’, inspiring artists to consider creating pieces that explore the idea of rebirth and rising above challenges. 

Western Downs Regional Council’s Spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development Councillor Kaye Maguire said this year’s entrants went above and beyond by embracing the theme and delivering high standards of work. 

“Each year we are blown away by the incredible talent we have here in the region and this year has been no exception with an array of artworks submitted that really took the theme to a new level.  

“The Exhibition Curator Dr Margaret Power was deeply impressed with the standard of entries, and it’s great to announce winners across five categories including 3D, painting, photography, works on paper, and young artist. 

The annual Regional Artists’ Exhibition is a brilliant event that really celebrates our active, vibrant communities and I congratulate Gallery 107 @ Dalby for delivering a fantastic launch event and hosting this year’s Exhibition.”  

2020 Regional Artists’ Exhibition Winners  

  • 3D – Guy BreayBeyond the black stump 
  • Painting: Carol McCormack,Regeneration  
  • Photography: Kristen FlynnDaisy flesh 
  • Works on paper: Kristen FlynnThe gardener 
  • Young Artist: Alicia StretenEos 

Cindy Grimes, Guy Breay,  Helen Dennis, Karen Gaskell, Patricia Hinz, and Rosanne Steele also received Highly Commended for their artworks.  

The Exhibition runs until 12 December.  

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