The 2024 Art Show has closed. Thank you to our exhibiting artists, judge, buyers, visitors, volunteers, sponsors & everyone else who participated - we appreciate your support

Pre-Selection and Judging

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 2024

  • Our judge for 2024 is Peter Smales

Our Judge for 2023

  • Born in London, UK in 1958.


  • Art studies with Ron Crawford, Alan Martin and Sir William Dargie
  • Bachelor of Education, Painting (Visual Arts) at Melbourne University.
  • European study tour, 1982
  • Leveson Gallery, Carlton in 1983 and 1984
  • The Elgin Gallery, Carlton from 1985 to 1994
  • Guest artist, Camberwell Rotary Art Show in 1992 and 1996
  • Victorian Artists’ Society Galleries, 1995 - 2004
  • Kew Gallery, 1997, 1999, 2001
  • Without Pier Gallery, Sandringham, 2000, 2001, 2002
  • Jenny Pihan Fine Art Gallery, annually 2003 – 2019
  • Eaglesnest Gallery, Aireys Inlet 2019 and 2020
  • Peter has also participated in numerous group exhibitions


  • Member of the Victorian Artists' Society.
  • Member of the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society Inc.
  • Camberwell Rotary Art Show Judging Panel, 2002
  • Victor Harbour Art Show, Judge, 2010
  • Mount Waverley Art Show, Judge, 2010
  • Hamilton Rotary Art Show, Judge, 2013
  • Bayside Art Show, Brighton Rotary, Judge, 2014
  • Currently teaches from home studio and at Doncaster-Templestowe Art Society as well as conducting workshops and plein air paint-aways


  • Private and corporate collections in Australia, England, America, Japan and Europe.


  • “90 Years of the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society” 2008 TMPS
  • “Mavericks and Masters” Centenary of the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society 1918 - 2018 TMPS.


  • Norwich Award (Camberwell Rotary Art Show), 1992, 1994 and 1995
  • Kew Rotary Art Show, 1982
  • Box Hill Rotary Art Show, 1996
  • Mount Waverley Art Show, 1998
  • Inaugural Streeton “Longacres” Award, 1999
  • Mildura Art Show, 2001
  • Victorian Artists Society – Maritime Exhibition Award, 2010
  • Sir Arthur Streeton Award, Sherbrooke Art Society, 2010 and 2012
  • Arthur Streeton & Tom Roberts Awards, Sherbrooke Art Society, 2016

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