Pre-Selection and Judging Procedures

Pre-Selection Panel

  • Each year the Organisers will appoint a Pre-Selection panel to review entries.
  • The Panel will initially review and assess all submissions received, and will decide which works will be invited to exhibit at the Art Show.
  • The Show Judge/s may or may not be part of the Pre-Selection Pane panel.
  • All decisions on acceptances are final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.
  • Artists will be notified which of their works have been accepted to be exhibited prior to the opening of the Show.

Show Judging

  • Each year the Organisers appoint an external Art Show Judge/s for the Show
  • Judging takes place after the Art Show installation is complete

Judge for 2022

  • Ivan Durrant
  • Described as the enfant terrible of Australian art, Ivan Durrant (b. 1947) is a leading exponent of photorealist painting as well as a sculptor, filmmaker, performance artist and writer. Durrant first achieved public notoriety in 1975 when he deposited the carcass of ‘Beverly the cow’ in the NGV forecourt with the intention to shock those who could be horrified at the death of an animal but also happy to eat steak for dinner.
  • Durrant’s career spans close to five decades. During this time he has produced a remarkable body of work. His most recent paintings have been dubbed ‘supraphotolism’, a term coined to describe a style of working that goes beyond ‘super-realism’ or photorealism’s accurate mimicking of the photograph.