Year of the Dog Open Art Prize


16 February – 14 March 2018

The Year of the Dog Art Prize opened on Friday 16 February with a large crowd of artists and art lovers attending. Paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures and ceramics featured dogs of all sorts.

First Prize went to Judith Thomson for ‘Let’s Go’. Runner-up was Diana Winter with ‘Red’s Ready’. The Encouragement Award went to Otis Waratah for ‘Go On’. Honourable Mentions were awarded to Emily Laszuk for ‘Bella’ and Jane Aliendi for ‘Love is Blind’.

Exhibition judge Kim Falkenmire presented the prizes, donated by: Candelo General Store and Café, Wild Rye’s Baking Company, Pambula Boarding Kennels and Outasite Storage, Tathra Tyre and Auto Service, Tathra Beachside, Bega Garden Nursery, Tathra Beach Tapas, Bermagui Veterinary Clinic, Candelo Books, The Plot Bodalla and Bega Cheese.

You can vote for your favourite artwork for the People’s Choice. The Winner will be announced after the end of the exhibition. The exhibition runs to 4pm on 14 March. Entry is free. Spiral Gallery is at 47 Church Street Bega. Open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm and Saturday 10am to 1pm.


Year of the Dog activities at SCPA Market, Littleton Gardens, Bega on Fridays 23 February and 2 March 8am-1pm. ‘On the spot’ dog portraits of your dog by local artists: $20. Bookings essential at Spiral Gallery 6492 5322,

There will be information on responsible dog ownership with Animal Welfare League FSC. All dogs on leads please. There will be another opportunity on Friday 2 March from 8am to 1pm. For more information text 0477 071 016.


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