Watermark 2015

Watermark 2015 Poster

The Opening

The new Mayor – Peter Coad – opened Watermark 2015 to a hall filled with art, artists and art fans, and before long the awards were being presented to the ones chosen by the panel of three judges – Ginger Nutt, Luke Wagner and Emma Bett.

There were 176 entries into Watermark this year, with a wide range of styles and all with something about water in there somewhere….

Thanks again to the many sponsors who made Watermark 2015 possible, the hard work of many HAEG volunteers, and of course the artists who submitted 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 22nd 2015. All artworks are for sale.

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The Winners

Watermark Award ($2000)
Marilyn Nichols: “Waterfall”
Exquisite, beautifully crafted with delicacy of touch.
Bendigo Bank Acquisitive Award ($1000)
Richard Stanley: “Huon Reflection”
Huon Reflection
Mayors Choice Acquisitive Award ($1000)
Lillian Hay: “Heading out running free”
Heading out running free
Oil & Acrylic Award ($1000)
Deb Coombes: “Distant Horizon”
Good use of medium with layers of glazing, transparent rhythm with band of white light a feature.
Oil & Acrylic Highly Commended ($500)
Brian Looker: “Preparing to head North”
Well executed whimsical narrative, somewhat gothic.
Preparing to head North
Noel Dopel 3D Award ($1000)
Nick Adams: “Le canoë des Blancs”
Well crafted with strong and substantial message, good use of local,recycled material.
Le canoë des Blancs
Noel Dopel 3D Highly Commended ($value)
Owen Whitton: “Aquatic Drifter”
Elegant simplicity
Aquatic Drifter
Photographic Award ($1000)
Stephen Carter: “The Argo Tender (Ulysses at the beach)”
Dark, mystical ambiguity and wonderfully intellectual.
The Argo tender (Ulysses at the beach)
Photographic Highly Commended ($500)
Phillip Hirst: “Changes – Snug River”
Displays beautiful stillness and mystery and appending drama.
Changes - Snug River
Richard Bacon Watercolour Award ($1000)
Jane Payne: “Evensong”
Is proficient and different displaying experimental risk-taking, taking medium to a new realm. Has a narrative in that you wonder what might be around the corner.
Richard Bacon Watercolour Award Highly Commended ($500)
Vivienne Dick: “After the rain”
A lovely palette, technically very efficient with delicate tonal quality
After the rain
Mixed Media/Other Award ($1000)
Marilyn Laffer: “Botticelli’s Pug”
Well executed interpretation of ‘original’ with imagination, humour and naive style.
Botticelli's Pug
Mixed Media/Other Highly Commended ($500)
Jill Patrick: “Untitled”
Beautifully executed original looking work with projected humour.
Student Art Award ($300)
Harry Evans: “By the Bay”
Proficient control of tones with a gentle, sensitive mood.
By the Bay
Student Photography Award ($200)
Neptune Romeo-Newitt: “Starboard”
Good use of colour with an abstract quality
Student Encouragement Award ($100)
Niamh Plater & Rachael Miller: “Water Wonderland, the holiday fun place”
Intriguing and quirky with good imagination, a lot of work, well done.
Water Wonderland, the holiday fun place
Peoples Choice Award ($1000)
Hazel Howie: “All Shook Up”
People's Choice 2015 Hazel Howie

Watermark 2015

The Huon Art Exhibitions Group Presents
Watermark 2015
The Water Themed Art Competition Exhibition

Exhibition commences Saturday March 7th through to closing Sunday March 22nd.
OPENING TIMES : 10.00am – 4.00pm Daily.

Further information:
Huon Art Exhibitions Group – info@haeg.org.au
Phone 0419 839 157, 6295 0123
6297 8209

Exhibition Open Hours
Exhibition Open Hours
Sat – March 7th to Sun – March 22nd 2015
10am – 4pm Daily
14 Mary Street, Cygnet 7112

Watermark Award $ 2000
Bendigo Bank Acquisitive Award $ 1000
Mayors Choice Acquisitive Award $ 1000
Oil & Acrylic Award $ 1000, Highly Comm. $500
Noel Doepel 3D Award $ 1000, Highly Comm. $500
Photographic Award $ 1000, Highly Comm. $ 500
Richard Bacon Watercolour Award $ 1000, Highly Comm. $ 500
Mixed Medium/any other, $ 1000 Highly Comm. $500
Peoples Choice Award $ 1000
Student Art Award 16 yrs. & under $ 300
Student Photography Award $ 200
Student Encouragement Award $ 100

Our sponsors

Watermark 2015 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.

Bendigo Bank sponsorship cheque
Bendigo Bank
Huon Valley Council
Tasmanian Regional Arts
Cygnet Post Office

HAEG acknowledges the sponsorship and support of Tasmanian Regional Arts through the provision of public liability insurance for “Watermark 2015”.


Your Entry Form and Fee must be received by 5pm Friday February 20th
You may Post your Entry Form and Fee to :
Huon Art Exhibitions Group Inc. PO Box 353, CYGNET Tas 7112

Hand Deliver Entry Form & Fee (enclosed in sealed envelope) to :
LOVETT GALLERY 14 Mary Street Cygnet (Behind Town Hall)
STANLEY’S STUDIO/GALLERY 7562 Channel Hwy. Cygnet

Your artwork must be delivered to HAEG at the Cygnet Town Hall for registration on
Tuesday March 3rd 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 Sunday March 22nd
or between 10.00am and 1pm on Monday March 23rd. 2015.
All artworks are to be signed out by the artist or their agent. Please produce your receipt.



  • 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, 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 Friday 20th February 2015.
    Postal entries postmarked after 20/2/15 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 3rd.
    (10.00am – 4pm). No late deliveries.
    Triptyches and Diptyches not accepted due to hanging space.
  • 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.
  • 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 eg: winning the $ 1000 Mayors Choice Award.
  • The Awards will be announced at the Official Opening on Friday March 6th 2015 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 22nd or on the following Monday, March 23rd 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 info@haeg.org.au. The organisation will respond to your complaint.
    The volunteers who are supervising the exhibition are not in a
    position to address your concerns.

HAEG acknowledges the sponsorship and support of Tasmanian Regional Arts through the provision of public liability insurance for “Watermark 2015”.