ASPIR Easter Weekend Exhibition Results 2023

It was a very successful ASPIR Easter Weekend Exhibition 2023

Featuring over 200 works submitted by our members it proved to be a wonderfully bright, eclectic and interesting show.

The judge was Melbourne artist and teacher, Jo Reitze.

The Best Painting Prize is awarded to No 153 Tidal Reflections by Karen Preston

Highly Commend Marian Quigley for Eureka Tower, No 156.

Best other Medium Prize Bruce Wearne for his exquisite Twin Box set, No 207.

Highly Commended Gay Mosby No 131 ceramic Balanced.

Textile and Wearable Art Margaret Knight  Connections No 176

Highly Commended Award Norma Stack-Robinson Vessel 1.

Best in Show Heather Towns for No 192 Fun with Nasturtiums.

People’s Choice Award Heather Towns for her work Aussie Combo.

Also Special Commendations from the Judge to Sian Adnam, Ajanta Judd, Jillian Mitchell, Pauline Grotto and Karen Allen.

A new award was offered this year by Clay & Co for Best Body of Work which gives an artist a week’s exhibition at Clay & Co Studio Gallery. This will give the artist a new audience and an opportunity to prepare for a solo exhibition. Karen Morton, Judge and sponsor, selected a delighted Karen Preston.

To present an exhibition of such quality takes a huge amount of work behind the scenes, not only by the ASPIR Committee, but by members and their families. A big thank you to all.