Hurstville Museum & Gallery has some amazing artworks now on display, as part of the St George Art Awards Finalists’ Show. The exhibition features paintings and sculptural works that responded to this year’s theme of Reflection, along with artworks done by local young people.

This year, we received a record number of outstanding entries from artists all around Australia, making choosing the winners a difficult decision for this year’s judges, Owen Craven, Stella Downer, and Jeannette Siebols.
The judges were impressed with the creative and diverse interpretation of the theme Reflection and the professional standard of all the entries for the St George Art Awards.

Over 180 guests enjoyed the official announcement of the awards followed by viewing the artworks on Friday 21 October 2016. It has been a great night for everyone.opening-collage

Images courtesy of Hurstville Museum & Gallery.

St  George Art Awards winners

St George Art Prize

Vietnam veterans’ visible silence – Robyn Kinsela

The painting is full of feeling – Judges’ comment

Image courtesy of Hurstville Museum & Gallery.

Highly commended:
The feather – Oliver Stokes Hughes
Brighton-Le-Sands – Simon Collins
Urban musing #2 – Robert Bennetts

St George 3D Art Prize

The physics of rain – Erica Izard

Puddles are an ephemeral moment within the urban landscape often unnoticed. This work invites the viewer into a state of reflection. – Erica Izard

Image courtesy of Hurstville Museum & Gallery.

Highly commended:
Silver – Lisa Mattock

Local Youth Prize (primary)
My dad – Oscar Wang

Image courtesy of Oscar Wang.












Highly commended:

Transformation of time – Adina Tan
One world – Ethan Zhou

Local Youth Prize (secondary)

Jovial – Kelly Su

Image courtesy of Kelly Su.














Highly commended:

Exposed – Nieminy Nian

A catalogue including all finalists’ artworks is available at

Save the date! 
The Museum & Gallery will stay open late for Art of Darkness!

Thursday 3 November 2016, 6.00pm – 8.00pm

  • Free sketch session
  • Music
  • Nibbles and bubbles
  • Late night viewing of the St George Art Awards 2016 Finalists’ Exhibition

A series of programs and events are being run in conjunction with the Art Awards including sculpture workshops and guided tours. For more information, please contact the Museum & Gallery or visit the LMG website.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s