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Lighting up the local arts scene

Lighting up the local arts scene

Wednesday, February 08, 2023

More than 100 artists submitted works responding to the theme New Light, in the City of Whittlesea Annual Art Exhibition during November and December.

Each year, the City of Whittlesea awards several honours for this exhibition that are judged by a panel consisting of a representative of Council’s Acquisitions Committee, the Director Community Wellbeing and City of Whittlesea Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson.

The 2022 Award recipients

City of Whittlesea Annual Art Award: Lei Cui

Award of Excellence – Innovative use of materials: Connie Pennisi

Award of Excellence – Response to Theme: Michelle Dyer

Award of Excellence – Creative Expression: Mohamed Abumeis

Ilma Duncan Award: PONDHAWK

The following artists also received honourable mentions: Noeline Jardine, Lucy Cleary, Greenbrook Mosaic Group, Loredana Sanna, Michael von Rohl, Mary Alzawahera, and Whittlesea U3A Art for Fun.