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Published 25 February 2019

The Gully Arts Show 2019 got off to a great start on Friday evening with the official opening in the Tea Tree Gully Library.

The exhibition features a spectacular display of paintings, portraits, sculptures and ceramics from local artists. With all works available to the public for purchase.

“The quality of the exhibition this year surpasses the past 2 years – in all areas, not just painting, porcelain art, the lot” said Jillian Varga, President of Australasia Priceline Art Teachers SA Inc.

The Gully Arts Show 2019 is on every day until Sunday, 3 March 5:00pm, during Library opening hours. So don’t miss the chance to view the exhibition, see the winning pieces and purchase some original artwork.

First prize winner in the porcelain painting category, 86 year old artist Roma Prentice, was elated with the accolade for her piece, as well as the exposure this classical art form is getting. 

“Very grateful to get first prize and absolutely thrilled as it is a traditional piece. And to offer a bit of history to what we used to do” said Roma.

The winner of the second prize in the ceramics category had only started making ceramics 6 months ago. She was understandably delighted upon winning. Which shows that everyone should give it a go.

Though the calibre of all the artwork has been extremely high, the winning artists of each category are:

Painting Section A:

Jutta Prus – First Prize

Ji Guo Ma – Second Prize

Glenda Michael – Third Prize

Painting Section B:

Lorraine Brown – First Prize

Anne Gibbons – Second Prize

Helen Taylor – Third Prize

Ceramics Section A:

Helen Taylor – First Prize

Sandra Obst – Second Prize

Anita Taylor – Third Prize

Ceramics Section B:

Belinda Martin – First Prize

Anna Couper – Second Prize

Fiona Jeffree – Third Prize

Porcelain Painting:

Roma Prentice – First Prize

Kay Pope – Second Prize

Margaret Lawson – Third Prize