Raw Arts winners announced
Some of Greater Bendigo’s most talented young artists have been recognised as part of the City of Greater Bendigo’s 2018 Raw Arts Awards and exhibition which will be on display at Dudley House until Sunday May 20.
The Greater Bendigo Raw Arts Awards are designed to showcase and foster the talents and artistic pursuits of young people in the region.
This year’s awards attracted 105 entries from local young people aged from 9 to 24 years of age.
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 winner and a highly commended are recognised in four categories– visual arts, literature, digital media and performing arts.
Winners receive a $1,000 cash prize and highly commended receive $250.
This year’s winners are:
Performing Arts Scholarship
Winner: Nay Ye Thwey Aung
Highly Commended: Olivia White
Winner: Ashlyn McDonald
Highly Commended: Christopher Jones
Digital Media Prize
Winner: Luke Rowlatt
Highly Commended: Tom Cook
Visual Arts Award
Winner: Michael Watson
Highly Commended: Eve Fetherstonhaugh
The Raw Arts Awards are now in their 21st year. The 2018 Raw Arts Exhibition featuring this year’s visual arts entries is open to the public between 11am and 3pm until Sunday May 20 at Dudley House and is free to attend.