The Dobell Festival of Art and Craft will return for it's 44th year in 2020. The 2019 Festival attracted over 300 original works of Art and hundreds of high quality hand-made Craft items. 
Wangi Lions Club is confident 2020 will again be a record year for quantity and quality of local art and craft. 

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


The Dobell Prize for 2019 was awarded to Cheryl Barrett for her oil painting 'Patchwork Landscape'.

Our Winners for 2019 were as follows;
Oil - Acrylic
First Prize 'Still Life' by John Edge
Highly Commended - 'Bliss' by Tara Griffiths
Commended 'Before the Last Screening' by Damien Slevin
First Prize 'A Room of Your Own' by Kim Madden
Highly Commended 'Whisper' by Annette Kelsey
Commended 'Liminality' by Tammy Briggs
Mixed Media
First Prize 'Just a Glimpse' by Melly G
Highly Commended 'Wangi Wangi' by Jayne Pinkerton-Frost
Commended 'Sailing the Lake' Wendy Schoffl
Still Life, Flora, Fauna & People
First Prize 'Joe' by Joyce Searl
Highly Commended 'Marion Blackwell OAM' by Jane Fletcher
Commended 'Heaven Scent' by Carol McCrohon
Youth 13 -18
First Prize 'Sweet Creature' by Nicola Hardes
Highly Commended 'Cosmos' by Hannah Brown
Commended 'Have a Hobbie Day' by Elizabeth K
Youth Under 13
First Prize 'Wagtail' by Elliot Tabone
Highly Commended 'Blue Bird' by Jessica Vandermeer
Commended 'Whale of a Tail' by Jorja Jensen
Craft Section Awards
The 2019 Craft Section was again judged by Anne Kempton. Anne is the founding owner of the Timeless Textiles gallery. Timeless Textiles is the only commercial fibre art gallery in Australia.
Needlework - Knitting 
First Prize Julie Hodge
Highly Commended Jo Bevan
First Prize Sue Stewart
Highly Commended Marian Marcatili, Kara Wood
First Prize Kara Wood
Highly Commended Kay Pittelkow
First Prize Catherine Row
Highly Commended Kay Pittlekow, Janelle Hampton
First Prize Janelle Hampton
Highly Commended Margarte Keeble

2020 Festival Dates

Tentative dates Friday 1st May to Sunday 3rd May 2020.
To be confirmed November 2019.
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


Entries for 2020 festival will open approximately March 2020.


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