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
We are proud to have the following sponsors for 2020, please support them as they have supported us.
The links are in the logos.
J H Cuthbertson has been our major sponsor for a number of years.
Suppliers of crushed rock and fill for construction sites, roads, driveways and cow lanes
(03) 5628 5461 195 Old Telegraph Road Jindivick
Baw Baw Shire Council sponsor us financially and support us with mentoring by Cultural Development officer Karen Whitaker-Taylor
Drouin Football Club not only host our show but sponsor us for a prize
Did you realise you could book the wonderful football club rooms for your next event? It could be a community event such as the art show or it could also be a special family occasion such as a significant birthday! Have a talk with Trish Lewis 0407811297
Drouin and District Community Bank are new sponsors for 2019
"We have made a commitment to the people of Drouin to provide them with banking products and services to meet their personal‚ and business‚ banking needs"
Kay Lancashire - Artycles sponsors us with the donation of a raffle prize
Creating one of a kind Artycles of adornment for you to wear.
Lyrebird Villages for the Aged in Drouin sponsor us with an Acquisitive award.
Lyrebird Villages established in 1973 is community owned and operated delivering care for the residents in the Drouin & Warragul district of West Gippsland. Only 90 minutes from Melbourne, Lyrebird Villages offers 112 permanent and 3 respite rooms.
McFarlane Criminal Lawyers are new sponsors for 2019
42 Albert Street Warragul Ph: (03) 9088 4782
Gary Miles Art Studio joins forces with Baw Baw Arts Alliance to sponsor a prize.
Gary Miles usually works in a series. His approach is to set up camp in remote areas of Australia for up to six weeks at a time in an attempt to “capture split moments of thought”. His landscapes are unmistakably Australian, but as interpreted through his minds eye.Gary's paintings are a dance of line, marks and colour. A thorough language from one artist. Gary's work wants to give that impression of being in it, to live and to observe, to watch the way this land is created and watch how the landscape moves and changes with time visit his studios at Old Telegraph Road West, Drouin West,
Morwell Art and Framing sponsor a prize plus act as a depot for artists to book in and drop off/collect work for the exhibition.
Gippsland's leading suppliers of art materials for novice up to the professional artist & with state of the art equipment to manufacture framing on site.
49 Chickerell St, Morwell
Rotary Club of Warragul sponsor us by the loan of their Art Screens
Town and Country Gallery 111 Princes Hwy Yarragon
The relaxed ambiance of the gallery creates a respectful freedom for customers to interact with the artworks, books and jewellery. Niches have been created – to read, to touch, to ‘try on’, to view or to just sit and absorb the beauty.
Tritec Art Supplies 2/101 Princes Highway Yarragon
At Tritec Fine Art Supplies we want to help people foster their creative passions by providing a space in which to explore art supplies. Look at them, touch them, try them and learn how to use them through workshops run by local artists. Connect with people through shared passions and indulge in things that bring you joy.
J H Cuthbertson Award for Best Exhibit in Show - $2000 #101 Samantha Milne Her Ladyship
Category # Award
1 BBAA Maery Gabriel Award for Best Contemporary Artwork - $1000
#127 Anastasia Richmond-Miller For Shame
HC #171 Lin Wang Eagle
2 Graeme Arthurson Real Estate Award for Best Portrait - $500
#144 Coral Smith A Magnificent Moment
HC # Sheila Daniells - Mesmerising
3 Baw Baw Arts Alliance and Miles Art Studio Award for Best 3D Exhibit - $500
#59 Wayne Foenander - Copper Jacket
HC #82 – Kay Lancashire – Where do the lost and broken toys go….
4 Roylaines Pty Ltd Photographic award for Best Photography $500 voucher
1st Place #181 Emma White, 5 Days young
2nd Place - #103 Carol Monson Marble Steps
5 Fibre Arts Australia Award for the Fibre Art - $500 Scholarship
#11 Joan Best - Forest
6 Conveyancing Today Award for Best Mixed Media exhibit $500
#83 – Kay Lancashire – I opened a book and in I strode
HC#86 Cherie Leedon – Save HC #154 Donna Taylor - Pierre
7 McFarlane Criminal Lawyers Award for Best Wood Exhibit $500
#172 Bruce Wearne – Set of 3 Cannisters
HC #173 Bruce Wearne Eucalyptus in Eucalyptus
8 Drouin & District Community Bendigo Bank for Best Still Life - $500
#77 Glenda Jones, Winter Orchids
HC #85 Bill Lancaster - Honey
9 V/Line Award for the Best Mosaic - $500
#20 - Adrian Bright – The Green Picture
HC 148 – After Field of Poppies Elizabeth Smoorenberg
10 Town & Country Yarragon Award for best printwork $300
#7 Alison Bain Grevillea Series- No.3
11 Drouin Football Club Award for Best Sporting Artwork in Any Medium - $300
#135 – Denise Sanders – Catch a Day
12 Morwell Art and Framing Award for the Best Small Work - $200
#21 Colleen Bright – A Bit of Europe
13 BBAA’ Award for the Best Exhibit by a Secondary Student - $50
#41 Gabrielle Dawson - Eric
HC #36- Scarlett Daly A Man
14 Award for the Best Exhibit by a Primary School Student - $25
#52 Laedy Fey The Crows red roses
Baw Baw Shire Council Award for Best Exhibit in Any Medium by a Baw Baw Resident - $300
#143Coral Smith where have all the flowers gone HC #55 Craig Fison War Bride
Lyrebird Villages for the Aged Acquisitive Award - $500 purchased - chosen by Lyrebird Villages representative #14 Alene Bonser Late Night at Lakes
For CONDITIONS OF ENTRY for the 2019 Ficifolia Art Show please view the PDF .
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
Helen Arthurson –
Artist, Author, Sponsor (Graeme Arthurson Real Estate Drouin)
Full details to come.
Judges for 2020 are:
Lea Jones (from Morwell Art and Framing)
Erin Mathews (Curator Gippsland Art Gallery Sale)
We will accept online entries only.
All exhibits must be the original work of the exhibitor and must not have been entered into the Ficifolia Art Show previously.
All exhibits must be for genuine sale with the exemptions of Primary/Secondary student's exhibits. Your entry must be received by Midnight Friday January 31st 2020.
NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED
If works are not suitably wired for hanging a surcharge will be made to correct this, payable on day of drop off - $10 per artwork.