Talented young artists recognised in 2019 Raw Arts Awards

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Some of Greater Bendigo’s most talented young artists have been recognised at the City of Greater Bendigo’s 2019 Raw Arts Awards in a special presentation held last night at The Capital with the Mayor Margaret O’Rourke.

This year’s awards attracted 117 entries from local young people aged from 10 to 25 years of age and the aim is to showcase and foster the talents and artistic pursuits of young people in the region.

Winners in each category received a $1,000 cash prize and a $250 cash prize was awarded to highly commended artists.

The awards and exhibition provide an opportunity for young people to profile their work, receive public and financial recognition and support further studies in their chosen arts field. The Raw Arts Awards are now in their 22nd year.

The winner and a highly commended entry are recognised in four categories: visual arts, literature, digital media and performing arts. 

The 2019 Raw Arts Awards winners and highly commended entries are:

Performing Arts Scholarship

Winner: Jessica Chalmers

Highly commended: Tom Flemming      

Literature Award

Winner: Maggie-Pratt-White

Highly Commended: Jobe Thomson

Digital Media Prize

Winner: Jasper Turpie                       

Highly Commended: Henry Sheahan

Visual Arts Award

Winner: Eve Fetherstonhaugh

Highly Commended:   Mary Hoare    

The 2019 Raw Arts Exhibition featuring this year’s visual arts entries is open to the public between 11am and 3pm until Sunday May 12 at Dudley House, 60 View Street Bendigo. Entry is free. 


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