Open Saturday 20th November 2021 – Saturday 4th December 2021

2021 Prize Pool

G R A N D   P R I Z E

Lightwood Bottom 1st Prize

$2,000

Sponsored By:

Geeveston Community Centre

Geeveston

Works on Canvas or Board

$1,000

Sponsored By:

Mossvale Alpacas

Geeveston

Stephanie Beeston

Huonville

Works on Paper

$1,000

Sponsored By:

Geeveston Pharmacy

Geeveston

Huon Valley Mitre 10

Geeveston

Tassie Toners

Geeveston

Tink-Tech

Geeveston

3D Design

$1,000

Sponsored By:

IGA Geeveston

Geeveston

J.V. Drysdale Engineering

Geeveston

Huon Valley Community Bank

Geeveston

Pensioner’s Association of Tasmania

Geeveston

Ceramics and Textiles

$1,000

Sponsored By:

Julie Collins MP

Franklin

Homalenads Property Huonville

Huonville

Huon Valley Community Bank

Geeveston

Rosalie Woodruff MP

Franklin

People’s Choice Award

$1,000

Sponsored by:

Geeveston Progress Association

Geeveston

Lightwood Bottom Committee’s Choice

$500 of Art Supplies

Sponsored By:

Artery

Hobart

plus visitors to the show have a chance to win prizes from:

The Old Bank of Geeveston

Wall of Lollies

Meet our

Sponsors

Geeveston Community Centre Inc

Locally known as GeCo, the Geeveston Community Centre is dedicated to working with the community to address local needs, provide or promote quality opportunities for learning and growth and to support our vibrant, sustainable community.

GeCo is delighted to return as the major sponsor of the Geeveston Art Show, and the Lightwood Bottom First Prize.

Geeveston Progress Association

The Geeveston Progress Association meet monthly to discuss and manage projects for Geeveston and surrounds. They work to make Geeveston safer, more attractive, more connected, more visible, and more prosperous by engagement with the community, tourism and local business.

The GPA have auspiced the Geeveston Art Show and provide recurring sponsorship. The GPA are proud to sponsor the People’s Choice Award.

Tink-Tech

Geeveston’s local techie’s, Tink-Tech do computer, phone and tablet repairs and also provide training and consultancy services.

Tink-Tech specialise in Apple devices with speedy turnaround time and end-to-end customer support. Tink-Tech can help with Mac, Windows or any other computer issue – hardware and software.

Tink-Tech are proud to provide the website design and hosting for the Geeveston Art Show as well as sponsoring the Works on Paper Prize.

Huon Valley Community Bank

Bendigo Bank is committed to sharing profits with communities in Tasmania. More than $24 million in funding has been distributed to local community projects and initiatives across Australia in the 2018-19 financial year, with Tasmanian Community Bank branches contributing more than $578,000 to this milestone. This includes in excess of $59k for Art, Cuture & Heritage. $120k for Education and research. $10k for Emergency Services. $13k for Environment and Animal Welfare. $56k for Health and Research. $117k for Infrastructure and Facilities, and $199k for Sport and Recreation.

The Huon Valley Community Bank is delighted to be sponsoring the Works on Canvas or Board Prize, as well as providing funds for ongoing operating costs of the Show.

Mossvale Alpacas

Geeveston based Alpaca Farmers, Mossvale Alpacas have been breeding alpacas for over 20 years. They are the largest alpaca owner in Tasmania with about 300 alpacas. Their focus is on fleece and they have won many championships for the quality of their fleece.

Mossvale Alpacas are delighted to be sponsoring the Works on Canvas or Board Prize.

Artery

Artery is Tasmania’s largest retail art supplies store & custom picture framers,
servicing Tasmania since 1978. Artery stocks a huge range of oil, watercolour, gouache, and acrylic paints, papers & canvas, stretchers, inks, glues, brushes, printmaking & etching supplies and an extensive range of art books.
Artery only employ visual artists so if they can’t answer your query on the day they will do their utmost to provide you with an answer within 24 hours. Artery can frame just about anything – artwork, photographs, uni degrees, clothing, sporting memorabilia but Artery staff love the challenge of the unusual; they have framed a Carlos Santana guitar, a 1930’s army uniform, an Italian Renaissance mask, a Masonic sword, and a David Foster axe!
Artery have sponsored the Lightwood Bottom Committee’s Choice Award. 

Julie Collins MP

Julie Collins was elected as the first female representative for Franklin in 2007. Julie is an advicate for  quality education, decent health services and fairness in the workplace for everyone.

Throughout her career in politics, Julie has worked tirelessly to help improve the lives of others. Julie was a member of Cabinet in the former Labor Government, holding responsibility for senior portfolios. Most recently in Opposition Julie was the Shadow Minister for Ageing and Seniors and Shadow Minister for Women.

Julie is currently the Shadow Minister for Agriculture. Julie is delighted to be a supporter of the Geeveston Art Show and is a Sponsor of the Ceramics and Textiles Prize.

 

IGA Geeveston

Geeveston’s local IGA is a pillar of the community and everyone knows Amanda, Harry and Matthew. They are proud to be an independent retailer, who support their local community.

Their IGA store strives to deliver a shopping experience that the local community value, which is to shop locally and conveniently with great customer service, whilst supporting local suppliers and brands, offering far more benefits than just competitive prices

The Geeveston IGA is proud to sponsor the 3D Design Prize. 

J.V. Drysdale Engineering

Located in Geeveston, the Drysdale Group have been providing professional engineering and recycling solutions since 1989.

With 30 years experience, John Drysdale, owner/managing director, has the knowledge and skill to customise creative engineering solutions for any situation, including general welding, metal fabrication, machine shop work and more; specialising in Aquaculture solutions.

The Drysdale Group are proud sponsors of the 3D Design Prize. 

Geeveston Pharmacy

We pride ourselves on helping people with all sorts of ailments from common minor problems to the more complex and difficult. The environment in the pharmacy is happy and friendly as we are all focused on making you feel better, even if it is only with a smile.

As we are all locals, we get to know you and your families, tailoring your needs and expectations rather than in a sterile big supermarket approach. Where possible we utilise the services and products of local businesses so ensure that we support the local economy.

Geeveston Pharmacy are proud sponsors of the Works on Paper Prize.

Huon Valley Mitre 10

Local, family-owned hardware store in Geeveston, Tasmania and one of the founding community members of the Geeveston Art Show!

Supplying the Huon Valley area with hardware, trade, rural and building supplies.

Goods include: paint and painting supplies; plants and gardening supplies; household and cleaning; workwear; fishing tackle and equipment; power- and hand-tools; fasteners; timber and building supplies; pipe and plumbing supplies; farm and rural supplies; stock feed and fencing and more.

Huon Valley Mitre 10 are pleased to be a sponsor of the Works on Paper Prize.

Pensioners Association of Tasmania

The Pensioners Association of Tasmania is a state-wide organisation open to all Tasmanians who receive a superannuation or Government benefit, irrespective of age.

The objective of Pensioners Association Tasmania is, firstly, to represent its members in negotiations with Federal and State Governments about improving their quality of life and, secondly, to assist members in resolving problems and concerns relating to their lives.
P.A.T provides advice and support to individual members on matters such as allowances, exemptions, health concessions, discounts and many other items. In addition P.A.T provides a social program that includes affordable outings- bus trips, lunches, BBQ’s, and other activities. These activities may include; golfing, shopping and dining out.

The Pensioner’s Association are delighted to be a sponsor of the 3D Design Prize.

Tassie Toners

Tassie Toners are a locally based family company selling Printer Cartridges, Printers and have over 2000 Stationery  & Gift Lines  from pens to printers!

Based in Geeveston they offer a free delivery service throughout the region. Tassie Toners have direct access to the largest importers and wholesalers throughout Australia allowing them to pass on pricing which is very competitive in the industry.

Tassie Toners are proud to be a sponsor of the Works on Canvas and Board Prize.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP, Greens Member for Franklin

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP is an epidemiologist who has researched and published extensively on the impacts of climate change on health. Rosalie served on the Huon Valley Council for six years before taking the seat of Franklin in the Tasmania House of Assembly on 19 August 2015.

Rosalie is very happy to be able to support the show, and is sponsoring the Ceramics and textiles Prize.

Brian Blowers - Artist / Graphic Designer

Brian Blowers was born in the UK, where he studied art and design before
graduating with a Graphic Arts Diploma. He started in Brisbane as a graphic designer shortly after.

After 20 years of Graphic Design, he began to teach design as well. During this time, he produced and exhibited work inspired by the ever-changing colours and light of the Australian landscape and its unique flora and fauna.

Brian lived and worked in Geeveston Tasmania for a number of years where
he exhibited his work. Currently living and exhibiting in Maclean NSW, Brian
finds the Clarence Valley and the Northern Rivers a wonderful inspiration.

Brian is the talent behind our Logo and other design aspects of the Geeveston Art Show. Brian has also created the children’s colouring in designs.

Huon Bush Retreats

A multi award winning, carbon positive retreat offering guests a choice of contemporary, self contained cabins, deluxe tipees and private campsites against an inspiring backdrop of Tasmanian native forest.  Huon Bush Retreats has easy access to 5km of interpreted walking tracks through rainforest, to a hidden waterfall or a mountaintop. Cabins are comfortably catered for with gas cooking facilities, fresh rainwater, solar powered lights, an eco-friendly composting toilet, a cosy wood heater and a private outdoor bath.

Huon Bush Retreats is delighted to be contributing to the visitor prizes for the Art Show.

 

JDO Prints & Paint

John Osborne is a Geeveston-based artist with a lifelong passion for community and the arts. He is one of the two artists in residence and the Geeveston Town Hall and Visitor Centre. John specialises in linocuts, linoetching & gyutaku.

John teaches Art locally, and has been the driving force behind the Geeveston Art Show for the last 6 years. John’s aim has always been to provide an inclusive, safe space for artists to share, promote their work, and raise their profile both in the local community and further afield. 

John is a continuing contributor to the Art show and his generous donation goes toward exhibition materials for the show. 

The Kermandie Hotel

Built in 1932, the iconic Kermandie Hotel remains the heart of Port Huon, offering charming, comfortable accommodation, excellent food, a fully restored bar and its own marina. Cosy, character filled ensuite bedrooms provide options for singles, couples and families with guest only lounge and dining area overlooking the Marina with continental breakfast included. We serve carefully crafted meals featuring local produce, along with hearty, traditional pub favourites, and local wines, beers and ciders.

The Kermandie Hotel is delighted to be contributing to the visitor prizes for the Art Show.

Mikkris House

Artist  Ross Patston-Gill  established and built upon a reputation for producing unique artistic pieces featuring the breath-taking colours and textures of Tasmania’s unique timbers, with many of these pieces now proudly displayed in homes, businesses and private collections around the world.

Strongly committed to only sourcing timber from forestry residues, Ross became inspired to show the character and warmth of these rare forest jewels through the use of a form that highlighted the hidden beauty within the timbers, and as a result, the hollow vessel became both the signature work of Ross as well as the signature work of the Gallery. 

Mikkris House is proud to provide onging support to the Geeveston Art Show.

David O'Byrne

David O’Byrne MP is one of your Tasmanian Labor Members for the electorate of Franklin. David is proud to have been representing this community in the Tasmanian Parliament for several years, fighting for better healthcare, roads, and stronger communities in the Huon Valley region.

David has a deep appreciation for local art and recognises the vast contribution it makes to our community. He is proud to support this year’s Geeveston Art Show and thoroughly looks forward to seeing the art later in the year.

David’s generous donation has gone towards running costs for the show.

Nic Street

Nic Street is your local Liberal member in Franklin. Nic is a graduate of the University of Tasmania and was educated in Hobart. A former small business operator, Nic is focussed on creating jobs for Tasmanians and help our young people get the training and skills they need to succeed.

Nic has a lifelong association with many community sporting programs, understanding they play a vital social and health role in the community and he is committed to supporting them and helping them grow.

Nic’s generous donation has gone towards running costs for the Geeveston Art Show.

The Old Bank of Geeveston

The Old Bank of Geeveston is a small bistro specialising in game meats | fresh pasta | artisan pastries | brunch + lunch. Licensed with handpicked Tasmanian wines, ciders and beers. The Old Bank also stocks a small but eclectic range of homewares.

The Old Bank is proud to be contributing to visitor prizes for this year’s show.

 

Tahune Adventures Tasmania

It’s a comfortable and scenic 90-minute drive south from Hobart to Tahune, one of southern Tasmania’s must-see attractions.

At Tahune Forest Adventures you can walk high above the forest canopy and share the lives of the forest giants from up-close, looking down to the place where the wild waters of the Huon and Picton Rivers mingle. The 600-metre walkway ends at a spectacular cantilevered platform 50 metres above the riverbank, with views extending to the mountains of the World Heritage Area.

Tahune is pleased to be contributing to the visitor prizes for the Art Show.

 

Wall of Lollies

The Wall of Lollies is a Geeveston icon, and one of the tourist highlights of a trip here – especially for the younger visitor! 

Wall of Lollies has recently started to offer delicious lunches, coffees and milkshakes to accompany their already outstanding selection of sweets and chocolates, and Vahalla icecream by the scoop. Tables are available, as well as a take away service. 

Wall of Lollies are delighted to be offering prizes to children who participate in activities during the show.