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[author]Story Eve Jeffery; photos Jeff Dawson & Eve Jeffery[/author]

The main gallery was awash with people and colour last Friday evening for the much-anticipated awards ceremony for the 2012 Byron Byron Arts Classic.

This year 404 entries, up over 60 on last year, were delivered to the Byron Community Centre as artistic hopefuls took the opportunity to display their talent. The quality of work this year was extraordinary and patrons at the opening night were excited by the vast selection and scope of works on display.

The largest category was not surprisingly painting with a display of 192 pieces. The other categories saw 103 sculptures, 76 works on paper and 32 photos.

The major prizewinners on the night were: photography Ross Bray; works on paper Annique Goldenberg; sculpture Avital Sheffer; and the youth artist prize went to Georgina Kreutzer. Three of the prizes were won jointly this year as the quality of the work was such that the judges could not separate the winners.

Money and honours were shared in the painting category by Aesha Kennedy and Marlene Tholen and the Byron Shire Council and the Mayor’s Acquisitive Prize was shared between Susanne Fraser and Sarah Harvey.

The Barebones Gallery Representation Award was another that was split between Dave Kill and Roslyn Swadling.

The People’s Choice prize will be awarded at the mosaic launch at 3pm on Wednesday.


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