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2017 Clare Rotary Sponsors
The annual art exhibition is held in conjunction with the Clare Valley Gourmet Event (see South Australia Tourism, Clare Valley for details).  Artists Australia-wide have entered this competition.  The value of prizes exceeds $18,000 over 14 categories. Artists entry details are available here.

When: 19 – 25 May 2017
Where: Clare Town Hall, Main North Road, Clare
Times: Fri 19 May   7.00pm Gala Opening
Sat 20 May   9.00am to 5.00pm
Sun 21 May 10.00am to 5.00pm
Mon 22 May 10.00am to 5.00pm
Tue 23 May 10.00am to 5.00pm
Wed 24 May 10.00am to 5.00pm
Thu 25 May 10.00am to 12.00noon
Entry costs: Exhibition $3, Gala Opening $15


Sponsors for this event are always welcome. For information on sponsorship packages please contact Ian by email or telephone 08 88422173.


Thanks to the kind and generous donations of our sponsors listed to the right we are able to award prizes totalling over $18,000 in 2017.

Acquisitive Prizes
Best in Exhibition $5,000
The Clare Valley $1,500
Watercolour & Gouache $1,500
Sculpture Outdoor – Public Art $3,000
Non Acquisitve Prizes
Oil & Acrylic $1,500
Pastel $1,500
Drawing $1,500
Sculpture Indoor $1,500
Youth Under 18 $  500
Youth Encouragement Awards (3 x $25) $  75
Junior Under 12 $  250
Junior Encouragement Awards (3 x $25) $   75
People’s Choice $  250
Gabby O’Sullivan Award
Encouragement Award (Youth & Junior)
$  200


Category Artist Painting Title
Best in Exhibition Harry Sherwin Flinders Daybreak
The Clare Valley Roland Weight Autumn Vineyards
Oil & Acrylic Rebecca Read Chicken Feed
Water Colour & Gouache Peter Aitchison A Chef’s Life
Pastel Suzie Riley Ginger Moon
Drawing Roe Gartelman Proud
Sculpture Melissa Duncan Blossom
Youth Under 18 Bonnie Supple Ethiopian Boy
Junior Under 12 Cooper Clarke Frill Neck Lizard
Gabby O’Sullivan Award Thorin Scales Self Portrait
           (2 awardees – tied) Lilly Pilkington Silhouettes in the Sunset
Youth Encouragement Award Under 18 Kelsey Skeers Fruit Bowl
Junior Encouragement Award Under 12 Sofia Carlile Giraffes can Dance
Zinnia Weight Snowglobe Snowflake
Sage Carlile Up Close & Personal
People’s Choice Rebecca Hill Ol’ Mate