Southern Exposure 2014 Art Exhibition

Southern Exposure Poster 2014

The Opening

Posie Graeme-Evans opened Southern Exposure 2014 to a hall filled with enthusiasm, and before long the awards were being presented to the ones chosen by the panel of three local judges – Michal Schlitz, Sue Lovegrove and Guy Roberts.

There were a record number (more than 200) entries into Southern Exposure this year, with a wide range of styles and subjects.

Thanks again to the many sponsors who made Southern Exposure 2014 possible, the hard work of many HAEG volunteers, and of course the artists who submitted more than 200 entries for display and judging this year. Food, wine, and music provided by DayStar Duo completed the evening.

Come along and see the exhibition at the Cygnet Town Hall – it is open 10am to 4pm daily until Sunday March 23rd 2014. All artworks are for sale.

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The Winners

Highly Commended Student Award ($150)
Willow Ingram: “Inner Sister”
A very fresh & alive painting – alla prima style. Liked the light & shadow of the fore, middle & background. Nice articulation of clouds.
Inner Sister
Student Photography Award ($200)
Samara Corcoran: “Picture Perfect”
A playful & inventive narrative with collection of treasures used within the story.
Picture Perfect
Student Art Award ($200)
Callan Kirk-Synnott: “My Horse”
Quirky, colourful painting with great emotional expression and consideration of details, ie dimples & forelock.
My Horse
Highly Commended Photography ($500)
Melanie Lunden: “The Boer War Memories”
Taken at Boer War Re-Enactment, Hobart. Great technical composition with intrigue. Freckles are beautiful and illustrative.
Boer War Memories
Award for Excellence Photography ($1000)
David Murphy: “The sea, the mist, the stone boat”
Is atmospheric and Turner-like. It has both movement and stillness with the waves and foreground rock giving it narrative.
Highly Commended 3D ($500)
Alan Culph: “Musio”
Is amusing and inventive. A motor bike exhaust that makes terrible noise in real life but makes beautiful noise here.
Noel Doepel Mem Award for 3D $1000
Mat Westlake: “Table”
Solidity & simplicity. Inventive & functional. Liked the support curve and joinery.
Mat Westlake
Mat Westlake
Water colour & other medium ($1000)
Richard Bacon: “A view of the Huon”
Technically correct and to scale with freedom of expression and good use of granulation.
Highly Commended Water colour & other medium ($500)
Joan Kocsis: “East Coast, Tasmania”
Evocative simplicity. Contrast of dark to light is succinct but not overdone. Looks as if painted in situ.
Oil & Acrylic Award ($1000)
Diana Smith: “Liffey Falls”
Has done excellent job confining large subject to a small work. Is sensitive & draws you in giving you the feeling of being quietly there.
Liffey Falls
Oil & Acrylic Highly Commended ($500) (shared)
Anne LeFevre: “Winter on the Huon”
Exquisite use of light to balance the dark. A well framed composition.
Oil & Acrylic Highly Commended ($500) (shared)
Lois Alexander: “Sunlit Trees”
Warm & cool with complexity & understanding of colour & tone.
Mayor’s Choice (acquisitive) ($1000)
Richard Stanley: “Majestic Hour”

Bendigo Bank Acquisitive Award ($1000)
Laurie Francis: “Tasmanian Tiger Burning Bright”
Laurie Francis
Tasmanian Tiger Burning Bright
Bendigo Bank Southern Exposure Award ($2000)
Mike Gissing: “Barbed Reflection”
A great eye for the abstract in the landscape with the visual intelligence to capture the moment.
Mike Gissing
Barbed Reflection
Mike Gissing
Peoples Choice Award ($1000)
Richard Stanley: “Majestic Hour”
Richard Stanley


The Official Opening by Posie Graeme-Evans (Author) will be held at the Cygnet Town Hall 14 Mary Street, Cygnet on Friday March 7th commencing at 6.30pm.
All are welcome

Exhibition commences Saturday March 8th 2014.

and continues through to closing Sunday March 23rd 2014.

OPENING TIMES : 10.00am – 4.00pm Daily.
Further information:
Huon Art Exhibitions Group –
Phone 0419 839 157, (03)6295 0123
(03)6297 8209

Southern Exposure has an open theme.


Bendigo Bank Sth. Exposure Award $2000
Bendigo Bank Acquisitive Award $1000
Mayors Choice Acquisitive Award $1000
Oil or Acrylic Award $1000
Oil or Acrylic Highly Commended Award $500
Watercolour & other medium award $1000
Watercolour & other medium Highly Comm. $500
Noel Doepel 3D Award for excellence $1000
3D Award Highly Comm. $500
Photographic Award for excellence $1000
Photographic Award Highly Comm. $500
Peoples Choice Award $1000
Student Photographic Award $200 (16 and under)
Student Art Award $200 (16 and under)
Student Art Award Highly Comm. $150 (16 and under)

Unsold artwork is to be collected between 4.00 and 5.00pm on Sunday March 23rd, or between 10.00am and 1pm on Monday March 24th 2014.

All artworks are to be signed out by the artist or their agent. Please produce your receipt.

Our sponsors

Southern Exposure 2014 can only take place with the valued sponsorship of local businesses and patrons.

HAEG gratefully acknowledges the sponsorship of the following businesses along with other businesses and individuals who requested to remain anonymous.

Tasmanian Regional Arts
Bendigo Bank
Huon Valley Council
Farahs IGA, Cygnet
Cygnet Post Office
Doyles BP Garage Cygnet
Southern Swan
Cygnet Newsagency
R&D Butchers Cygnet
Near & Far Cygnet

Senator Christine Milne

The Honourable David O’Byrne

Bob Brown

HAEG acknowledges the sponsorship and support of Tasmanian Regional Arts through the provision of public liability insurance for “Southern Exposure 2014”.


The submitted work must be the original work of the exhibiting artist and not have been exhibited before. Reproductions from originals will not be accepted. 2 Dimensional work must not exceed 1.5 m square, (whether single or multiple set) or it will not be hung.

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 accordingly.

A limit of two (2) entries per artist. This includes small pieces : eg: jewellery. Each piece entered in the exhibition must be available for sale. A multiple piece of work must be sold as one and and cannot be sold as individual items.

Entry Forms must be received by 5pm on Monday 24th February 2014.
Postal entries postmarked after 24/2/14 will not be accepted.

An entry fee of $ 20.00 per artwork (Non HAEG Members) $ 10.00 per artwork (HAEG Members) must be included on return of entry form. Cheques to be made payable to HAEG Inc. Please note : Entry fees are not refundable.

A discount of $5.00 only, will be given to those exhibitors who contribute to the roster during the exhibition.

All artwork is to be delivered at the artist’s expense and registered (without packaging ) at the Cygnet Town Hall on Tuesday March the 4th 2014 (10.00am – 4pm). No late deliveries.

Entries may be delivered by post or courier. However all the works submitted in this manner must include return packaging, delivery fee, completed delivery labels and details of courier.

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, where ever possible, be suitably displayed by the artist. Space permitting, all entries will be exhibited. This will be at the discretion of HAEG.
Stretched canvas considered framed (attach eye hooks and wire).

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. Entries with special display requirements should be discussed with HAEG before the exhibition. HAEG may choose not to accept the piece. All pieces must be dry and stable or will not be accepted.

Entrants must agree to display their work for the duration of the exhibition. Entrants must agree 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.

The judges are independent of HAEG and their decision will not be influenced by the organization. The judges decision will be final.
No correspondence will be entered into.

Open competition. Members and organisers of HAEG are also eligible to enter the competition.

All work must be available for legitimate sale and priced accordingly.
A 20% commission will be charged on sales for HAEG Members, 30% Non HAEG Members.

Artists are responsible for making their own arrangements for GST.
Irrespective of selling price, an artist winning a particular prize will only be awarded the amount of prize money or voucher stated.

Entries will be accepted based on the artists acceptance that their entry could be acquired by a sponsor in the acquisitive awards sections.(eg: winning the $ 1000 Mayors Choice Award.) Art work priced up to $ 1000 only will be considered for these prizes.

The Awards will be announced at the Official Opening on Friday March 7 th. 2014 at 6.30pm. The Peoples Choice Award will be announced at the conclusion of the exhibition.

Artwork can be collected from the exhibition at the Cygnet Town Hall between the hours of 4.00 – 5.00pm ONLY on Sunday March 23 rd. or on the following Monday, March 24th between 10.00am – 1pm ONLY. Late pick ups will incur a $ 5.00 per week ( or part there of) 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.

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.
The volunteers who are supervising the exhibition are not in a
position to address your concerns.