Rotary Roundup – September/October

* President David welcomed Elijah Smith to our first September meeting, who spoke enthusiastically about his attendance at the UN Youth national conference. It brought together over 100 young people from Australia and the neighbouring region. The age of information was the topic under consideration. Interesting keynote speakers and plenty of sharing of stories. Lots of fun but some more serious benefits included – Knowledge – sharing of ideas between participants. Friendship – 109 young people meeting together and forming connections. Self – learning to speak more positively and fluently in public. Experiences like these are instrumental in helping young people develop their passion and voice. It was a life changing experience for many young people. Elijah thanked Kapunda Rotary for assisting with funding to enable his attendance at the conference.

Elijah Smith
Elijah Smith

* Planning and preparations for the ‘Branched Out’ event BBQ and the highly successful ‘Kapunda Rotary Kidman Art Show’ took up much of our meeting time during these months.

* Of course the Art Show itself consumed much of our remaining time. With much assistance from the Kapunda Art Gallery friends and supporters and various other volunteers, the Art Show was once again a tremendous success. Congratulations to everyone involved. Some amazing works were on display.

Prize and Merit winners at the Gala night for the Kapunda Kidman Rotary Art Show
Prize and Merit winners at the Gala night for the Kapunda Kidman Rotary Art Show

Acquisitive prize - Wayne Williams (Broken Hill)
Acquisitive prize – Wayne Williams (Broken Hill)

Oil and/or Acrylic- Christopher Meadows (Watervale)
Oil and/or Acrylic- Christopher Meadows (Watervale)

Watercolour and/or Gouache - Natalie Lewcock (Saddleworth)
Watercolour and/or Gouache – Natalie Lewcock (Saddleworth)

* Upcoming events will include support of the Kapunda Xmas Street party with a donation and provision of a BBQ on the night.

2019 Kidman Art Show Results

25 to 30 October 2019

The seventh biennial Kidman Art Show ran from Friday 25th until Wednesday 30th October 2019. The main venue was the Soldiers’ Memorial Hall in Hill Street with the Photographic Exhibition in the Kapunda Community Gallery at the corner of Main and Brown Streets.

The Art Show was again supported by the Light Regional Council and we are also very appreciative of a number of other generous sponsors.

The Kapunda Community Gallery again provided their valuable support and expertise, including staging the Photographic Exhibition in conjunction with the Kidman Art Show.

The Kidman Art Show provides an opportunity for regional artists to compete for generous prizes and to display their work for sale. All proceeds from the Art Show go towards local and international Rotary humanitarian projects.

For information about our generous Art Show sponsors for the 2019 Art Show, click here.

Some of the Award Winners with some of the Art Show Committee members
From left to right: Alan Ramachandran, Beth Wreford, Robert Anderson, Maxine Donald (KCG Chairperson), Joe Dennis, Frank Ware (Rotary), Ellen Steyn, Anita Thiele, Natalie Lewcock, David Hodge (Rotary) and Doug Smith (Rotary and Photographer).
Brian Forgan (Photographic Category Judge)
Maxine Donald (Kapunda Community Gallery Chairperson, who presented the prizes)

Winning Entries

Best in Exhibition
Winner $3500 (Acquisitive Prize) “Old Shearing Bench” Wayne Williams
Oil & Acrylic
Winner $1000 “Getting Through the Drought” Christopher Meadows
Very Highly Commended   Joe Dennis
Highly Commended   Robert Anderson
Watercolour &/or Gouache
Winner $1000 “Lilies Unfolding” Natalie Lewcock
Highly Commended Alan Ramachandran
Highly Commended Paul Whitehead
Drawing and Pastels
Winner $1000 “Early Morn, Boston Island” Meredith Mayr
Highly Commended Pat Fidge
Highly Commended Elizabeth Wreford
Winner $1000 “Light River Light” Anita Thiele
Highly Commended Doug Smith
Highly Commended Sonia Collins
Sculpture, 3 Dimensional Works and Fabric Arts
Winner $1000 Not Awarded
Highly Commended Roland Weight
Highly Commended Stephen Oatway
Highly Commended Matt Slizankrewicz
Connection to the Land
Winner $500 “Ploughman’s View” Ellen Steyn
People’s Choice
Artwork $250 “Ploughman’s View” Ellen Steyn
Photography $150 (Joint Winners) “Lyndoch” Doug Smith
“The Sky In Her Eyes” Annette Marner