Ficifolia Art Show 2019

         February 2019





A History of Drouin’s Art Show

The first Drouin Art Show was held in the Drouin Badminton Hall in 1988, and the popularity of the event helped enthuse the inception of the Drouin Ficifolia Festival, a celebration of the flowering trees that line the main streets of Drouin. The following year the show was held in the Masonic Hall (now the CFA Hall) as part of the first Ficifolia Festival.

From 1990 to 2007 it became established as a fundraiser for the Drouin Primary School, and was held in the Drouin Community School Centre as the opening event of the Festival.

Over the years it grew in popularity, from a small local show to one of Victoria’s most popular Regional Art Exhibitions.

The Art Show celebrated its 20th annual event in 2007, attracting 150 artists from across Australia with over 450 entries, in categories including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and woodcraft. However, it had grown too large for the school community to administrate, so sadly 2007 became the last.

In 2013, on the 25th Anniversary of the Ficifolia Festival, the art show returned. this time under Baw Baw Arts Alliance’s coordination. It is now held in the Drouin Football Club, a true community partnership and a unique way to showcase the fine facilities of the Club Rooms





Following are our sponsors from 2018.  Click on their logo to go to their pages.  Please support them as they have supported us.


J H Cuthbertson has been our major sponsor for a number of years  


Graeme Arthurson Real Estate are not only sponsors, Helen Arthurson volunteers  on Ficifolia Art Show Committee, meetings are held in their offices.  



Baw Baw Shire Council sponsor us  financially and support us with mentoring by Cultural Development officer Karen Whitaker-Taylor




Choices Flooring Watsons of Warragul 




Drouin Football Club not only host our show but sponsor us for a prize





 Fibre Arts Australia sponsor us with a generous scholarship.



French and Lowden Financial Planners in Drouin


Kay Lancashire - Artycles sponsors us with the donation of a raffle prize 




Lyrebird Villages for the Aged in Drouin sponsor us with an Acquisitive award.



Gary Miles Art Studio  joins forces with Baw Baw Arts Alliance to sponsor a prize.


Morwell Art and Framing







Rotary Club of Warragul sponsor us by the loan of their Art Screens


Roylaines of Warragul


Town and Country Gallery Yarragon



Tritec Art Supplies Yarragon




Warragul Camera Club 







CONDITIONS OF ENTRY  (please note these are the 2018 conditions, 2019 conditions will be uploaded soon)

All exhibits must be the original work of the exhibitor and must have been created in the last 12 months.

All exhibits must be for genuine sale with the exemptions of Primary/Secondary student’s exhibits. All entry forms must be received or postmarked by Monday 28th January, 2018.
No late entries will be accepted.

  • Each work is eligible for one prize only, with the judges’ decision being final. (Peoples choice award and Best Exhibit are exempt from this rule). Awards are non-acquisitive unless otherwise stated
  •  Limit of 3 entries per person. If entering 3 exhibits one must be a small exhibit (max 20cmx20cm including frame or if 3D  fit within 20cm cube).
  • 2D ARTWORKS Unless suitably framed and securely wired for hanging entry will not be accepted. Maximum size accepted is 1.2mts in any direction including frame.
  • 3D ARTWORKS must be able to be moved into and out of exhibition space by one person Maximum size accepted is 1.2M width by 2.2mtrs height. (Footprint no greater than 1.2M) 
  •  Artist’s name, Title of work and Price must be attached to the back or underside of each exhibit entered. 
  • The Committee reserves the right to use any artwork for promotional purposes.  
  • All reasonable care will be taken with artworks, but artists are responsible for their own insurance. 
  • All entries will be seen by the selection panel and will be hung at the organisers discretion, dependant upon space available. 
  • Finalists will be advised after the judging on the afternoon of Wednesday February 7th.
  • The committee requests the attendance of finalists at the presentation night where possible.

By entering you agree to the terms and conditions


Entry forms - 28th January 2018
Delivery  of work Sunday 4th February 2018, 1-4pm to Drouin FC.
Collection of work:  Sunday 11 February 2018, 4-5pm Drouin FC



    Ficifolia Art Show 2018



Social Room, Drouin Football Club 
Sinclair Street, Drouin 

Co-ordinated by Baw Baw Arts Alliance and hosted by Drouin Football Club.

Held during the Ficifolia Festival in Drouin




Ficifolia Art Show is over again for another year.  Thank you to our generous and supportive sponsors without whom there would be no show.  Drouin Football Club did another stellar job of hosting us and catering for the opening night.

Thanks to the 112 artists who submitted 227 works.  Thanks to the judges Clive Hutchison and Helen Arthurson for your difficult job in deciding the awards.  

Thanks to the 423 visitors who walked through the door and last but not least thanks to the volunteers who made it happen.


Here are the results.  


Best Exhibit in Show - J H Cuthbertson Award - $2000 Dani Till – #186 Homeless Soul


Best Contemporary Land/Seascape - BBAA Mary Gabriel Award - $1000 #219 High Tide by Sharon Wootten


Acquisitive Award - Lyrebird Villages for the Aged Award - $500+ value 2 works chosen   #224 Lachlan Yuill Sculpture& #56  Noelene Downie (for Among Friends)


Best Portrait - Graeme Arthurson Real Estate Award - $500 #2 Silo lass by Ian Adair


Best 3D Exhibit - BBAA & Miles Art Studio Award - $500 #118  Past Life by Jessie McLennan


Best Photographic Work - Roylaines P/L Award – 1st $500 voucher 1st  prize – #129 On Stage by Russell Monson
2nd $250 voucher 2nd Prize - #204 Coal Creek Emma white

Warragul Camera Club -  Best image by a novice*
Membership to WCC value $75 WCCBest work by a Novice (not previously entered into photography with Ficifolia) #135  Are you looking at me by Jess Murphy.

Warragul Camera Club - Most successful Photography exhibitor - Voucher up to $132 for Entry fees to Warragul National. WCC most successful Photography exhibitor – Russell Monson


Best Fibre Art exhibit - Fibre Arts Australia Award - $500 scholarship #19 Forest floor  by Joan Best


Best work  by a Baw Baw Citizen - Baw Baw Shire Award - $300 #105 Road Trip - Uluru at sunset by Lisa Kurec


Best Printwork - Town & Country Gallery, Yarragon Award - $300 #188 – Stargazing by Helen Timbury


Best Sporting Artwork in any medium - Drouin Football Club Award - $300 #168 A fishy story: a trout tale by Coral Smith


Best Still Life - French and Lowden Financial Advisors Award - $200 #125 Still Life Pencil by Samantha Milne


Best Mosaic - Choices Flooring Watsons Warragul Award - $200 #92 Fallen by Viv Hordern


Best Small Work Morwell Art & Framing Award - $200 #154 Serenity IV  by Karen Rosato


President’s Award - BBAA award $150 #159 Fire in Heaven  Geoff Sargeant


Popular choice -  Tritec award $100 voucher #101 Ficifolia  by Margaret Koopmans


Best Youth Work - BBAA Award - $50  #50 Callista  by Scarlett Daly


Best Child Work - BBAA Award – $25 #71 Brain dead  by Eleanor Freeth


Clive Hutchison -
Lecturer |Creative Arts | Faculty of Education & ArtsGippsland Centre for Art and Design
Bio here

Helen Arthurson
Artist, Author, Sponsor (Graeme Arthurson Real Estate Drouin)
Bio Here