Southern Exposure 2014 Art Exhibition

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.

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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.

Student Photography Award ($200)
Samara Corcoran: “Picture Perfect”
A playful & inventive narrative with collection of treasures used within the story.

Student Art Award ($200)
Callan Kirk-Synnott: “My Horse”
Quirky, colourful painting with great emotional expression and consideration of details, ie dimples & forelock.

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.

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.

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..

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”

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.

Peoples Choice Award ($1000)
Richard Stanley: “Majestic Hour”


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”.