The Dobell Festival of Art and Craft will return for it's 43rd year in 2019.. The 2018 Festival attracted over 300 original works of Art and hundreds of high quality hand-made Craft items. 
Wangi Lions Club is confident 2019 will again be a record year for quantity and quality of local art and craft. 

The 2019 Art Prize will be judged by Dr Margaret McBride a prominant Newcastle exhibiting artist, art historian, curator and art teacher.

Entry forms can be downloaded from links at the bottom of this page.


The Dobell Prize for 2018 was awarded to John Edge for his  oil painting 'Still Life'.

The 2018 judge of the art section, Brad Franks said Edges' painting "took a traditional subject and gave it an astonishing treatment".
Our Winners for 2018 were as follows;
Oil - Acrylic
First Prize 'Caressed' by Jill Cairns
Highly Commended - 'Hugh Gorge W McDonalds' by Ian Armstrong
'Dreaming of finishing a quilt' by Jo Bevan
'Fruits and Flowers' by Graham Cox
'Time out on the Kimberley' by Kay McFarlane-Smith
'It takes time' by Jennifer Parsons
First Prize 'Winter Morning' by Marlene Palayi
Highly Commended ''Hillside village @ Tuscany' by Reg Batty
'Looking fo Albert' by Kim Madden
'Cock a doodle doo' by Wendy Schoffl
Mixed Media
First Prize 'Cinderella' by Leonie Harris-Lush
Highly Commended 'the Old shed - Wollombi' by Deborah Barry
'Sunrise Splendor' by Margaret Hesford
'Here we meet' by Black Crow Walking
Still Life, Flora, Fauna & People
First Prize 'Charlie' by Timothy Spalling
Highly Commended 'Self Portrait with Bobzy an Billibo' by Vanessa Farrow
'Colour my world' by Suzanne Gorring
'Scarlet Banksias' by Ann Guy
Youth 13 -18
First Prize 'untitled' by Isabella Jones
Encouragment Award 'Rugged Outback' by Madison Griffiths
Youth Under 13
First Prize 'The Dark Woods' by Marshall Faint
Encouragement Award 'The wave' by Amy Carroll
Craft Section Awards
Needlework - Knitting 
Phyllis Lund - 'Dancing Cranes'
Claire Locker-Porter - 'Elf Bowl and Egg
Carol Katalinic - Bird Bath
Miriam Lawson - Necklace
Sara Lopes - Ballerina

2019 Festival Dates

Opening Night Friday 3rd May 2019 7:00pm
Saturday 4th May 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday 5th May 10:00am to 4:00pm
Wangi District Workers Club
11-19 Market St. Wangi Wangi NSW. 


Contact Jane 0414 683 597 or Allison 0400 037 166


   Contact Di 0413 317 710



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