Advocate 2012 Won by First Time Entrant!

The Central Australian Art Society wishes to thank all of you who participated in our annual 2012 exhibition.  You may have been an entrant, a  supporter of our Opening Night or perhaps a  prize donor.  You may even have been a visitor to town who stumbled across our exhibition.  A special thanks to Betty Davies who again performed as our tireless Art Award Co-ordinator and to the manager of the Centralian Advocate, Dallas Frakking for his ongoing personal and financial support without which we could not host this event.

This year’s major prize at the Advocate Art Award, 2012, The Excellence Award  to the value of $2500 has been won by Walter M. Nickels with his entry “Beautiful Fantastic Partytime”. Walter describes his work as glitter paint on canvas.

Walter with his Award. Beautiful Fantastic Partytime

Walter M. Nickels, winner 2012 Advocate Art Award: The Excellence Award

All Photos, unless stated otherwise, kindly supplied by Justin Brierty, Senior Photographer, The Centralian Advocate

© 2012 The Centralian Advocate.

A special thanks and note of appreciation to the judges: Kate Podger, formerly of Araluen Arts Centre,  Leon Tripp of the Alice Springs Town Council and Alice Buscombe of Watch This Space  who freely gave of their time and expertise  to judge the major prizes.

The Exhibition runs till Sunday the 12th August when it will close with a Walk in the Art commencing at 2pm.

Remember to vote for the People’s Choice Award when you visit the exhibition. This will give you the chance to win the Voters’ Prize, a painting kindly donated by Papunya Tula Artists. Note that voting closes at 4pm on Saturday 11th August.

The Faces Prize was won by Bevil Staley with his entry “You Are There”  an ochre, oil, gold leaf work on polyester.


Bevil Staley with “You Are There”

The Places Prize was awarded to Dugald Beattie with his acrylic on canvas work:  “Ou allons nous”


Dugald Beattie with “Ou allons nous”

The Stories Prize was awarded to Mike Gillam  with  “Egg capsules on native grass, Dichanthium sericeum” a photographic print.


Mike Gillam’s entry “Egg capsules on native grass, Dichanthium sericeum” 

Photo by Mark Wilson

Both the Jacksons Drawing Supplies Encouragement Prize and The Framin Place Highly Commended Prize were won by David Lloyd with a gouache on paper painting “Tjuwanpa”


David Lloyd winner JACKSONS DRAWING SUPPLIES Encouragement Prize
& THE FRAMIN PLACE Highly Commended Prize

The Leaping Lizards Gallery Prize was awarded to Scott Bennett for his oil titled “Afternoon Shadows”


Scott Bennett with “Afternoon Shadows”

A Highly Commended Prize was awarded to Julie jat Taylor for her charcoal on paper piece titled “Within these walls”

AAA2012HighlyCommended JulieTaylor

Julie jat Taylor with “Within these walls”

Congratulations to all the winners!

Keep watching for further photographs from the exhibition.

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