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Date: September 2022

2022 Eltham Art Show Raffle

The raffle was drawn at the Eltham Community & Reception Centre on Sunday, 4th September 2022 at 4:15 pm.

The prize winners are listed below.

 1st Prize  – Turid Foyn Johanson (ticket number 0549)
 2nd Prize – Michelle Hayes (ticket number 0067)

 3rd Prize – Maurie Sheehan (ticket number 0608)

4th Prize – Allan Wishart (ticket number 0327)

5th Prize – Leah Veryla (ticket number 0216)

6th Prize – Valerie Osborne (ticket number 0490)

7th Prize – Helen Coleman (ticket number 0503)

8th Prize – Ernita Songahid (ticket number 0534)

The Eltham Art Show – The Art Heritage of the Nillumbik Shire

The Rotary Club of Eltham was very honoured to be able to host its inaugural Eltham Art Show during the first week of September 2022. The Show invited artists exclusively associated with the Nillumbik Shire. The art heritage of the Nillumbik reaches into the associations of the 20 Melbourne Painters Society and the Victorian Artists association. Both of whom were represented strongly in the Show along with respected local artists. The show was held in the Eltham Community and Reception Centre. It was professionally curated by eminent Melbourne Art Consultant Brenda Innes.

After 3 years on the drawing board the show was launched and incorporated submissions of 511 pieces covering the mediums of Paintings, sculpture, glass, ceramics, photography and printmaking. 450 works were selected for exhibition with an excellent result of over 21% being sold to discerning investors. A more interesting statistic was that sales by artists was over 50% of the total value of the exhibition.

This is the first collaborative public exhibition of Nillumbik art held. Strong support from local sponsors and the Nillumbik council enabled an attractive Prize pool total of $13,200. The decision by the committee this week is that this will be an annual event.

The physical show opened for three days from the 1 – 4th September with a continuation of an online gallery on The online gallery will continue until the end of September.

Exceptional pieces from well-respected artists such as Hilary Jackman, Chris White, Julian Bruere, Michele Owen, Nerina Lascelles, Greg Allen, Fionna Madigan and Bill Caldwell are available now for purchase…

Brenda Ibels – Convenor, Eltham Art Show


2022 Eltham Art Show Prize Winners


Art Heritage of Nillumbik, Best in Show:  Sandra Kenney, Covid Travel


Neil Douglas Award, Best Australian Landscape:  Tara Stubley, Dream a Little Dream of Me


Leo Scott Picture Framing & Gallery Prize, Best Oil or Acrylic:  Linda MacAulay, Chrissies Pond


Gallery 7six5 Prize, Best Work on Paper:  Ev Hales, Hopkins River Flow


Best Printmaking, Photography or Photogravure:  Kate Hudson, Silky Oak and Waratah


Best Ceramic, Glass or Sculpture:  Jane Annois, Golden Vase


Masterful Brands Agency Award – Highly Commended:  


Kylie Sirett, You are enough just as you are


Sally Bowen, See Me


Kylie Inglis, Shifting Shadows


Peter Sward, Complex Storm


Cheryl Davis, Lotus and Raindrops


Nell Frysteen, Winter Lunch at Mussel Café


Victorian Artist Supplies People’s Choice Award:  Jacquie Hacansson, Dance to the Beat of Your Own Drum

A very exciting event. Take a look….



Date: October 2022