Dardanup Arts Inc – Annual General Meeting

If you have an interest in working with fellow arts enthusiasts to promote the development of the visual arts in the Dardanup and surrounding regions please consider contributing your time and energy to volunteering with Dardanup Arts Inc.  For further information on your possible contribution please contact Ric Stacey (97280184).

The Annual General Meeting for Dardanup Arts Inc will be held at 5:30pm on Thursday November 10 at Lyndendale Gallery, 828 Crooked Brook Rd, Crooked Brook WA 6236. All existing and new members welcome.

Dardanup Arts Inc organises and runs the annual Dardanup Art Spectacular and Arts Trail. For details of the 2017 event see dardanupartspectacular.com.au

Interested in entering the 2017 Art Spectacular ?

The Dardanup Art Spectacular Awards are open to all Australian resident persons. For prize details see the Awards page.

Artists may enter pieces in one or more categories (for full details see 2017 Conditions of Entry)

  • Category B – THEME –  The artist may interpret and convey the idea of ‘the Four Elements – Earth, Air, Fire and Water’ either as representational, or metaphorical, or symbolic, or abstract, or in any other way the artist chooses (any medium) .
  • Category C – PORTRAIT
  • Category D – PHOTOGRAPHY


Important dates for 2017

  • Monday March 21 – Entries open
  • Tuesday April 11 –  Entries close
  • Wednesday April 26 (10am-5pm) : Works to be delivered to the Dardanup Hall
  • Friday April 28 – Exhibition opens (7pm)
  • Sunday April 30 – Exhibition closes (5pm)
  • Sunday April 30 – Works to be picked up (5pm-6pm) from Dardanup Hall.  No works can be collected before closing time.  Identification (and authorisation where applicable) will be required before works are released.
  • Saturday April 29 – Sunday May 7 : Art Trail Open (see individual venues for opening days/times)

Last year’s event

2016 Dardanup Art Spectacular Committee hosted the 2016 Opening on the evening of Friday 29 April 2016

The Opening was a great success and was well supported by the local art community who enjoyed the fine hospitality, good company and the remarkable and extensive collection of Art.

A big thank you to our Sponsors and all those individuals and businesses who contributed their products and services.

Congratulations to our Prize Winners and all those artists who entered our Show.

Prize Sponsor Cat No Artist Title
Shire of Dardanup Art Prize Winner Shire of Dardanup 23 Domenic Trovato Summer Colours Pile Rd Ferguson
Shire of Dardanup Art Prize Highly Commended Ferguson Hart Estate 87 Sarah McBride The Secret Garden
Ferguson Valley Art Prize Winner Dardanup and Districts Residents Association, JW Cross Maintenance 170 Neville Peterkin Tracks On The Tracts
Ferguson Valley Art Prize Highly Commended Mick Murray MLA 161 Jeana Castelli Finding My Way
Sponsors Portrait Prize Winner Lyndendale Gallery , Wild Bull Brewery, Pepperilly Estate , St Aidan Wines, RWK Accountancy 202 Coleen Clifton Darren
Sponsors Portrait Prize Highly Commended Colin Holt MLC 205 Gemma Mangano Illumination
Dardanup Photography Prize Winner Evedon Park Bush Retreat 227 Chris de Blank Fertility
Dardanup Photography Prize Highly Commended Ferguson Valley Marketing and Promotion 237 Lisa O’Neill Mushrooms
Best High School Photographer Winner Dardanup Bakery 243 Hayley Lowe A Dog’s Life
Best Primary School Photographer Winner DAS Committee Prize 250 Laela Spiers Heart In The Heart
Packing Room Prize Winner Adele Farina MLC 82 Plamenka Whitburn Autumn Dreams
People’s Choice Prize Winner Simcoa Operations  205 Gemma Mangano  Illumination
Shire of Dardanup – Best Emerging Artist Winner Cristal 185 Malcolm Hicks Bucket Journey
Shire of Dardanup – Best Emerging Artist Highly Commended TJ Depiazzi 117 Yui Phunseau Family’s Secret
Shire of Dardanup – Best Emerging Artist Highly Commended TJ Depiazzi 214 I Weston Daddyo’
Shire of Dardanup Best – Secondary School Artist Winner Simcoa Operations 197 Liam Harris Life To Death
Shire of Dardanup – Best Secondary School Artist Highly Commended Dardanup General Store 129 Trinity Mangano Thumbelina
Shire of Dardanup – Best Secondary School Artist Highly Commended Dardanup Rural Supplies 126 Remedy Host Vader
Shire of Dardanup – Best Primary School Artist Winner Nola Marino MP 199 Emily Toft From The Country To The City
Shire of Dardanup – Best Primary School Artist Highly Commended Nola Marino MP 131 Charlotte Gibbs Giraffe
Shire of Dardanup – Best Primary School Artist Highly Commended Nola Marino MP 222 Rosie Reynolds Rosie With Her Posie

The Exhibition is a fundraiser for the  Dardanup Primary School P&C and the Our Lady of Lourdes Dardanup P&F.

The 2016 Dardanup Art Spectacular Exhibition Included Photography Competition and 25 venues on Art Trail. The Art Trail ran from Saturday 30 April to Sunday 8 May.

The Dardanup Art Spectacular Exhibition ran on 30th April – 1st May with a $5000.00 total prize pool. Entry categories were the $1000 Shire of Dardanup Art Prize, $1000 Ferguson Valley Art Prize, $1000 Portrait Prize, $500 Photography Prize, $500 Best Emerging Shire of Dardanup Artist Prize, $250 Best Shire of Dardanup Secondary School Student Prize and $150 Best Shire of Dardanup Primary School Student Prize. Prizes for Highly Commended in all categories as well as Viewer’s Choice Award.

The Committee’s main focus was to showcase the work of emerging artists in the Shire of Dardanup with many prizes available for adults, secondary and primary school artists.

Local sponsors have again supported this community event with the major sponsor again this year being the Shire of Dardanup. In recognition of the Shires ongoing support for this event the main prize is named The Shire of Dardanup Art Prize. The Art Spectacular Committee is also fortunate to have the financial support of many local businesses, industries and politicians who have sponsored the major and minor prizes.

Over the weekend 30 April – 1 May, the Art Exhibition was viewed in the Hall from 10am – 5pm, gold coin donation.


Contact us by email on info@dardanupartspectacular.com.au

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