We are excited to announce that the 2020 Art Show will be held over 10 days.
Opening Night Thursday February 6th 6.30pm to 8.30pm. General Entry - $5, Exhibiting artists and Children free.
Open Friday 7th to Sunday 16th February 10am to 4pm. Entry - Gold coin donation
Exciting new event - 'Creative Frenzy' Saturday 8th February, 5.30pm to 8.30pm. Entry - Gold coin donation.
A History of Drouin’s Art Show
The first Drouin Art Show was held in the Drouin Badminton Hall in 1988, and the popularity of the event helped enthuse the inception of the Drouin Ficifolia Festival, a celebration of the flowering trees that line the main streets of Drouin. The following year the show was held in the Masonic Hall (now the CFA Hall) as part of the first Ficifolia Festival.
From 1990 to 2007 it became established as a fundraiser for the Drouin Primary School, and was held in the Drouin Community School Centre as the opening event of the Festival.
Over the years it grew in popularity, from a small local show to one of Victoria’s most popular Regional Art Exhibitions.
The Art Show celebrated its 20th annual event in 2007, attracting 150 artists from across Australia with over 450 entries, in categories including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and woodcraft. However, it had grown too large for the school community to administrate, so sadly 2007 became the last.
In 2013, on the 25th Anniversary of the Ficifolia Festival, the art show returned. this time under Baw Baw Arts Alliance’s coordination. It is now held in the Drouin Football Club, a true community partnership and a unique way to showcase the fine facilities of the Club Rooms
We are proud to have the following sponsors for 2020, please support them as they have supported us.
The links are in the logos.
J H Cuthbertson has been our major sponsor for a number of years.
Suppliers of crushed rock and fill for construction sites, roads, driveways and cow lanes
(03) 5628 5461 195 Old Telegraph Road Jindivick
Baw Baw Shire Council sponsor us financially and support us with mentoring by Cultural Development officer Karen Whitaker-Taylor
Drouin Football Club not only host our show but sponsor us for a prize
Did you realise you could book the wonderful football club rooms for your next event? It could be a community event such as the art show or it could also be a special family occasion such as a significant birthday! Have a talk with Trish Lewis 0407811297
Drouin and District Community Bank are new sponsors for 2019
"We have made a commitment to the people of Drouin to provide them with banking products and services to meet their personal‚ and business‚ banking needs"
Kay Lancashire - Artycles sponsors us with the donation of a raffle prize
Creating one of a kind Artycles of adornment for you to wear.
Lyrebird Villages for the Aged in Drouin sponsor us with an Acquisitive award.
Lyrebird Villages established in 1973 is community owned and operated delivering care for the residents in the Drouin & Warragul district of West Gippsland. Only 90 minutes from Melbourne, Lyrebird Villages offers 112 permanent and 3 respite rooms.
McFarlane Criminal Lawyers are new sponsors for 2019
42 Albert Street Warragul Ph: (03) 9088 4782
Gary Miles Art Studio joins forces with Baw Baw Arts Alliance to sponsor a prize.
Gary Miles usually works in a series. His approach is to set up camp in remote areas of Australia for up to six weeks at a time in an attempt to “capture split moments of thought”. His landscapes are unmistakably Australian, but as interpreted through his minds eye.Gary's paintings are a dance of line, marks and colour. A thorough language from one artist. Gary's work wants to give that impression of being in it, to live and to observe, to watch the way this land is created and watch how the landscape moves and changes with time visit his studios at Old Telegraph Road West, Drouin West,
Morwell Art and Framing sponsor a prize plus act as a depot for artists to book in and drop off/collect work for the exhibition.
Gippsland's leading suppliers of art materials for novice up to the professional artist & with state of the art equipment to manufacture framing on site.
49 Chickerell St, Morwell
Rotary Club of Warragul sponsor us by the loan of their Art Screens
Town and Country Gallery 111 Princes Hwy Yarragon
The relaxed ambiance of the gallery creates a respectful freedom for customers to interact with the artworks, books and jewellery. Niches have been created – to read, to touch, to ‘try on’, to view or to just sit and absorb the beauty.
Tritec Art Supplies 2/101 Princes Highway Yarragon
At Tritec Fine Art Supplies we want to help people foster their creative passions by providing a space in which to explore art supplies. Look at them, touch them, try them and learn how to use them through workshops run by local artists. Connect with people through shared passions and indulge in things that bring you joy.
J H Cuthbertson Award for Best Exhibit in Show - $2000
Geoff Sargeant #174 Earth Burning – Kawah Papandyan
Baw Baw Shire Council Award for Best Exhibit in Any Medium by a Baw Baw Resident - $1000
Lisa Kurec #128 View from the Top of the Track, Drouin West
Lyrebird Villages for the Aged Acquisitive Award - $500 purchased - chosen by Lyrebird Villages representative
Lauren Foenander #75 The Beginning of the End
J H Cuthbertson Award for Best Exhibit in Show - $2000 #101 Samantha Milne Her Ladyship
Lyrebird Villages for the Aged Acquisitive Award - $500 purchased - chosen by Lyrebird Villages representative #14 Aileen Bonser Late Night at Lakes
Baw Baw Shire Council Award for Best Exhibit in Any Medium by a Baw Baw Resident - $300
#143Coral Smith where have all the flowers gone HC #55 Craig Fison War Bride
Category # Award
1 BBAA Maery Gabriel Award for Best Contemporary Artwork - $1000
#127 Anastasia Richmond-Miller For Shame
HC #171 Lin Wang Eagle
2 Graeme Arthurson Real Estate Award for Best Portrait - $500
#144 Coral Smith A Magnificent Moment
HC # Sheila Daniells - Mesmerising
3 Baw Baw Arts Alliance and Miles Art Studio Award for Best 3D Exhibit - $500
#59 Wayne Foenander - Copper Jacket
HC #82 – Kay Lancashire – Where do the lost and broken toys go….
4 Roylaines Pty Ltd Photographic award for Best Photography $500 voucher
1st Place #181 Emma White, 5 Days young
2nd Place - #103 Carol Monson Marble Steps
5 Fibre Arts Australia Award for the Fibre Art - $500 Scholarship
#11 Joan Best - Forest
6 Conveyancing Today Award for Best Mixed Media exhibit $500
#83 – Kay Lancashire – I opened a book and in I strode
HC#86 Cherie Leedon – Save HC #154 Donna Taylor - Pierre
7 McFarlane Criminal Lawyers Award for Best Wood Exhibit $500
#172 Bruce Wearne – Set of 3 Cannisters
HC #173 Bruce Wearne Eucalyptus in Eucalyptus
8 Drouin & District Community Bendigo Bank for Best Still Life - $500
#77 Glenda Jones, Winter Orchids
HC #85 Bill Lancaster - Honey
9 V/Line Award for the Best Mosaic - $500
#20 - Adrian Bright – The Green Picture
HC 148 – After Field of Poppies Elizabeth Smoorenberg
10 Town & Country Yarragon Award for best printwork $300
#7 Alison Bain Grevillea Series- No.3
11 Drouin Football Club Award for Best Sporting Artwork in Any Medium - $300
#135 – Denise Sanders – Catch a Day
12 Morwell Art and Framing Award for the Best Small Work - $200
#21 Colleen Bright – A Bit of Europe
13 BBAA’ Award for the Best Exhibit by a Secondary Student - $50
#41 Gabrielle Dawson - Eric
HC #36- Scarlett Daly A Man
14 Award for the Best Exhibit by a Primary School Student - $25
#52 Laedy Fey The Crows red roses
Judges for 2020 are:
Lea Jones (from Morwell Art and Framing)
As far back as I can remember I have had a passion for art.
I studied in my final years at Morwell Tech and then onto what was then known as GIAE. Partially though my Arts course I was then given the opportunity to take on a Picture Framing apprenticeship. This has been a satisfying career, giving me the chance to further study my passion for restoration and conservation by incorporating this into my trade.
Picture framing is an interesting profession and gives me the chance to come into contact with some of the most unusual and amazing artifacts and Framing. Some of the items predating the use of cotton and linen as a surface to support the art.
Life would take on another chapter with marriage and family. Through the years of rearing a family I still continued to pursue although at a slow rate my love of painting.
My main pursuit in painting is portraiture which I use to tell the stories of the subject. I have long had a fascination with indigenous people and their culture, this is my favored topic when painting.
Erin Mathews (Curator Gippsland Art Gallery Sale)
Erin is the Curator at Gippsland Art Gallery, having started this role in July 2018. Her major exhibitions include The John Leslie Art Prize and Space: 50 Years Since Man First Stepped On The Moon.
Erin’s previous roles include Assistant and Senior Curator at Latrobe Regional Gallery. During this time, she curated exhibitions such as Bound by Time: Denis Beaubois and co-curated Mine – The Film Will Always Be With You.
Erin completed a Master of Art Curatorship at the University of Melbourne in 2013. She has also spent two years living in London and worked with a commercial gallery to deliver a stand at the Masterpiece Art Fair.
We will accept online entries only.
All exhibits must be the original work of the exhibitor and must not have been entered into the Ficifolia Art Show previously.
All exhibits must be for genuine sale with the exemptions of Primary/Secondary student's exhibits. Your entry must be received by Midnight Friday January 31st 2020.
NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED
If works are not suitably wired for hanging a surcharge will be made to correct this, payable on day of drop off - $10 per artwork.