Huon Art Awards 2019

Opening Night

Opening night for the 2019 Huon Art Awards was at 6:30pm on Friday 1st March at the Cygnet Town Hall.

The exhibition was opened by Her Excellency, Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, Governor of Tasmania.

Her Excellency, Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, Governor of Tasmania
Her Excellency, Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, Governor of Tasmania with Jill Miller (HAEG Chair - right) and Sharyn Yelverton (HAEG VIce-Chair - left)
Her Excellency, Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, Governor of Tasmania with Paul Thomas (HAEG Committee and MC of the Huon Art Awards)

And the winners for the 2019 Huon Art Awards are...

Huon Valley Community Bank Branches Huon Art Award Sophie Reid: Fear has many eyes
Huon Valley Council
Huon Valley Council Acquisitive Award Ian Clare: Bowl and Bottle

Alison Bacon

Richard Bacon Watercolour Award Peter Drinkwater: The Arthurs

Alison Bacon

Richard Bacon Watercolour Award Highly Commended David Hopkins: Club cricket on the village green at Franklin

Alison Bacon

Watercolour Award Student Matilda Byers: Raptor Skull
Huon Valley Community Bank Branches Oil & Acrylic Award Jack Braudis: Penny's Place
Harcourts Huon Valley Oil & Acrylic Award Highly Commended Hazel Howie: Spark Joy
Oil & Acrylic Award Student Molly Southam: The Roses
3D Award Ian Clare: Bowl
3D Award Highly Commended Stu Mackay: Canine
3D Award Student Xander Rauenbusch: My gryphon, Hermione
Photographic Award Bob Brown: Smoke in Randalls
Coast House Photographic Award Highly Commended Raymond Moio: Christmas Day Ivanhoe 2018
Bob Brown Photography Photographic Award Student Leila Middleton: Photos with Dad
Mixed Medium/Any Other Award Ruth Bosveld: A Draught Pair
Cygnet Traders Mixed Medium/Any Other Award Highly Commended Pam Bennett: The Red Shoes
CWA Mixed Medium/Any Other Award Student Sen Dobinson: The abstract bird
Lions Club Student Overall Award Melody White: Monarch
Artery Award Melody White: Monarch
Southern Swan People's Choice Award Polly Whittington: Late Kate



Note – Entries for the 2019 Huon Art Awards are now closed.


The online entry form for the Huon Art Awards is  available at this link.

The printable entry form with all the dates and information is available for download here.

You may enter either online at, or with the paper entry form.

Online entries

Submit online entries and payment at until 5pm Monday 25th February 2019.

Paper entries

  1. Post your Paper Entry Form & Fee to arrive no later than Monday 25th February 2019 to:

    Huon Art Exhibitions Group Inc.
    PO Box 353, CYGNET  Tas  7112

    Ph : 0438 395 071

  2. Hand Deliver your Paper Entry Form & Fee (in sealed envelope) by 5pm Friday 22nd February 2019 to:
    • Lovett Gallery 14 Mary Street Cygnet (Behind Town Hall)
    • Stanley’s Studio/Gallery 7562 Channel Hwy. Cygnet
    • Cygnet Classified’s Office Town Hall, Cygnet

Late entry forms cannot be accepted.

Opening Hours

Exhibition Opening Hours
Sat. March 2nd to Sun. March 17th
10 am – 4 pm Daily



Your artwork must be delivered to HAEG at the Cygnet Town Hall for registration on the Wednesday before the opening event between the hours of 10am and 4pm ONLY.
Deliveries outside these times can only be made by prior arrangement.
A receipt will be given for the entry fee during registration.
Please retain this receipt – without it you can not collect unsold artwork.


Unsold artwork is to be collected between 4.00 and 5.00pm on the last Sunday of the exhibition, or between 10.00am and 1pm on the following Monday.
All artworks are to be signed out by the artist or their agent. Please produce your receipt.


The Official Opening will be held at the Cygnet Town Hall on the first Friday of March commencing at 6.30pm. All are welcome.
Exhibition commences the next day (Saturday) through to closing Sunday two weeks later.
OPENING TIMES : 10.00am – 4.00pm Daily.

Further information:
Huon Art Exhibitions Group – PO Box 353 Cygnet, Tas 7112
T : 0419 839 157, 6295 0123, 6297 8209
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Accepted Artworks
The submitted work must be the original work of the artist and not previously exhibited.
All works must be clearly labelled on the bottom right hand corner of the back, or the underside of the artwork with the artist name, contact details and title of the artwork.
Reproductions from originals will not be accepted.
All pieces must be dry and stable or will not be accepted.
Prints that are part of an edition produced using traditional print making techniques are accepted but must be numbered accordingly.
Any image made using digital or a digital print process must be labelled as such.
Due to hanging space limitations: 2D work must not exceed 1.5 metres by 1.5 metres; and Triptychs and Diptychs will not be accepted.
2D work must be suitably framed ready for hanging with picture hanging wire and screw eyes. Unsatisfactory framing may result in the artwork not being hung.
3D works should, wherever possible, be suitably displayed by the artist.
Any artwork using 240V power must have a certificate of electrical compliance from a registered electrician, for the safety of the exhibition sitters and patrons, and for the purchaser.
All work must be available for legitimate sale and priced accordingly.
A multi part piece of work must be for sale as one piece and cannot be sold as individual items.
Winners of acquisitive awards must accept their entry will be received by the sponsor of that acquisitive award.

Entry Forms
A limit of two (2) entries per artist.
Entry fee payment options: Online entry at or paper entry with credit card or cheque (payable to HAEG Inc.) .
Entry Forms on paper must be received by 5pm on the Friday a week before the opening night.
Postal entries which have not arrived by the Monday before the opening night will not be accepted.
Entry forms must be submitted with the appropriate entry fee:
$20.00 per artwork for Non HAEG/CRAG Members
$10.00 per artwork for HAEG/CRAG Members
$5 per artwork for Students under age 16

Entry fees are not refundable.

Delivery to Exhibition
All artwork is to be delivered at the artist’s expense and registered (without packaging) at the Cygnet Town Hall on the Wednesday before the opening night 10.00am – 4pm.
No late deliveries are possible as the hall will not be attended.
Entries delivered by post or courier must be prearranged with HAEG, and include return packaging, delivery fee, completed delivery labels and details of courier.
Entries with special display requirements should be discussed with HAEG before the exhibition as HAEG may choose not to accept the piece.

Display by HAEG
All entries will be exhibited at the discretion of HAEG.
Entrants must agree to display their work for the duration of the exhibition and to publication or reproduction of their work for promotion.
HAEG and their associates will exercise all reasonable care in handling the works submitted but will not be responsible for loss of and or damage whatsoever to any works while in the custody of the Group.
Artists are advised to insure their work.

Judging, Awards and Sales
This is an open competition. Members and organisers of HAEG are also eligible to enter the competition.
The judges are independent of HAEG and their decision will not be influenced by the organization. The judges’ decisions will be final. No correspondence will be entered into.
A 20% commission will be charged on sales for HAEG/CRAG Members and 30% for non HAEG/CRAG Members.
Artists are responsible for making their own GST arrangements.
The Awards will be announced at the Official Opening on the first Friday in March  at 6.30pm.
The Peoples’ Choice Award will be announced after the conclusion of the exhibition.

Collection of unsold artwork
Artwork can be collected from the exhibition at the Cygnet Town Hall
Sunday the last day of the exhibition between 4.00pm – 5.00pm ONLY
Monday the day after the last day of the exhibition between 10.00am – 1pm ONLY
Late pick-ups will incur a $5.00 per week (or part thereof) storage fee. After 2 weeks, uncollected work will become the property of HAEG and may be disposed of at the discretion of the incorporation.
If sold the proceeds (less 40%) will be forwarded to the artist.
Unsold entries which have been posted or couriered will be returned in the same manner if return packaging and delivery costs have been provided.

The volunteers who are supervising the exhibition are not in a position to address your concerns.
If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the exhibition please write to HAEG (PO Box 353, Cygnet Tasmania 7112) or contact us by email at The organisation will respond to your complaint.