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An enthusiastic art loving crowd gathered at the Dardanup Hall on Friday evening 4 May to celebrate the opening of our 2018 exhibition.  The collection was of record size with over 300 diverse works.

The 2018 exhibition in the Hall ran until 5pm Sunday 6 May and the associated Art Trail ran from 10am Saturday 5 May to 5pm Sunday 13 May.

The theme for the 2018 Show was ‘Shorelines‘.

The theme for the 2019 Show is ‘Skywards’.

Generous support from our sponsors ensured the event was a great success with prizes totaling over $8000 announced.

Winners 2018

We are proud to welcome Quantum Underwriting Agencies as our new Major Sponsor.  Together with support from major sponsors DAD Realty and the Shire of Dardanup, our sponsors helped create an impressive prize pool.  We thank all sponsors for their ongoing support for this important community event.

Quantum Underwriting Agencies supported two of the major prizes:

Ferguson Valley Art Prize ($1000) : Awarded to the artist who is considered to have addressed the ‘Shorelines’ theme most effectively and creatively.

Best 3 Dimensional Work ($1000) : Awarded to the best work in this eclectic group of artworks which includes sculpture, jewellery, furniture and pottery.

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A message from Quantum Underwriting Agencies

Quantum Underwriting Agencies (Quantum) is proud to be a sponsor for the Dardanup Arts Spectacular 2018.    As we specialise in a wide range of fine art insurances, supporting our local community to celebrate the artistic talents of the many independent and emerging artists in our area is close to our hearts.  Quantum has grown to become the largest independent specialist Jewellery, Fine Art and Specie Underwriting Agency in the Southern Hemisphere. Our aim is to provide our brokers with market-leading products delivered with friendly, efficient and professional service. We cover everything from masterpieces to fragile sculptures, with variable or flexible basis of evaluation available.  Quantum Underwriting Jewellers Block Insurance covers retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and producers from small family artisan jewellers right up to multinationals.

We underwrite on behalf of Lloyd’s and London market insurers with A rating or better.

What can you expect to see at our 2019 show ??

  • Category A – ANY SUBJECT (ANY MEDIUM, not including photography)
  • Category B – THEME – The artist may interpret and convey the idea of ‘Skywards’ either as representational, or metaphorical, or symbolic, or abstract, or in any other way the artist chooses (ANY MEDIUM, not including photography) .
  • Category C – PORTRAIT (not including photography)
  • Category D – PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Category E – 3-DIMENSIONAL ARTWORK – Includes sculpture, jewellery, furniture, pottery etc

Works in Category A or B can be two dimensional (eg paintings, prints, drawings etc) OR three dimensional (eg sculpture, jewellery, furniture etc).

Works in Category C must be two dimensional only, but not photography.

Works in Category E must be 3-dimensonal.

Proposed Key dates for 2019 (subject to change)

  • Tues 26 March 2019 – Entries open
  • Wed 17 April 2019 – Entries close (5pm WST)
  • Tuesday 30 April 2019 : Works to be delivered to the Dardanup Hall 9am-5pm
  • Fri 3 May 2019 – Exhibition Opening (7pm)
  • Sat 4 May and Sun 12 May 2019 – Exhibition in Main Hall (10am-5pm)
  • Sun 12 May 2019 – Exhibition closes – 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.
  • Sat 4 May – Sun 12 May 2019 : Art Trail Open (see individual venues for opening days/times)
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