The Eltham Art Show 2023 – a Presentation of the Art Heritage of the Nillumbik Shire

Copperline News, July 2023 – Edition 7

2022 Eltham Art Show - Best in Show -

Sandra Kenny, Covid Travel, winner Best in Show, 2022 (Photo by Hank Tyler)


The Eltham Art Show provides an exciting platform and welcomes artists to present their works to be judged within 11 categories. Attractive prizes are on offer. Artists must have a strong connection to the heritage of the Nillumbik Shire in order to qualify for the show.

Supported strongly by the Nillumbik Shire Council and supporting partners, the show encourages a strong relationship with the artists to present their best works and establish the show as one of the region’s leading art shows.

The inaugural show displayed over 450 works from esteemed artists from throughout the local area and beyond. The culture and legacy from the early forefathers was depicted in its truest form with interpretations representing contemporary, landscapes, still life with mediums in oils, acrylics, watercolour, pastel and drawings.

2023 will see exciting new dimensions for the show in its decision to exhibit all 3D works at Montsalvat. Their relationship with the early art development and rustic culture fits perfectly with this decision to display glass, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery.

Eminent Judge and Artist, Paul McDonald Smith has been appointed as judge for the 2023 show. Paul is well
acknowledged within art circles as a judge and artist. He has many notable accomplishments and held distinguished portfolios with the Victorian Artist Society and the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society. He has worked as a professional artist all his life.

Our featured artists this year are very well recognised and respected in their fields. We are pleased to present Ev Hales and Rob Knight and look forward to their art presentations this year. The lives of our artists are varied and inspiring.

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