IPSWICH Show Society pulled out all stops to mark their 150th Anniversary.
This year there were almost 500 entries across the Fine Arts, Photography and Art in Bark classes.
Judges Arthur Frame (Fine Arts), Amanda Waschevski (Photography) and Glen Smith (Art in Bark and Ceramics) were given a difficult task to select the winners of each category.
All judges commented that the work was of a high standard and picking just one winner was a difficult choice.
Artsconnect Ipswich and the Show Society collaborated to bring the Fine Arts Section back to its previous glory.
This year we saw a marked increase in entries from previous years and it’s hoped this trend will continue onto future years.
Ipswich has a vast and diverse art community and it was evident in the many varying views, styles and the diversity of the art .
The Junior section also had an impressive display of work and it’s great to see our young budding artists taking part.
This year’s winners were Raffaella Picotti as Champion for her Flora/fauna entry, Carole Kompenhans for Abstract, Andrea Moser- Rienecker for contemporary, Michael Sorensen for Landscape, Linda Senjov for Still Life.
The Youth Fine Arts Champion was April Crawford, 11 years and under Drawing Phoebe McGregor – 11 years and under Painting, Georgia Aubrey-Scott, 12 to 16 Drawing, Jasmine Connelly.
Mel Sinclair took out Champion Photography PriPrint; as well as Monochrome, Flora/Fauna and Scapes,
Sonia Osborne won Reserve Champion and Colour Print, Kathryn Neilsen won People/Portraiture.
In the youth section Elijah Olsen won Champion, Rowan Spencer for Scapes and Isabella Simila for People.