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.
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.
Morwell Art and Framing
Rotary Club of Warragul sponsor us by the loan of their Art Screens
Tritec Art Supplies Yarragon
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.
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
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)