Award-winning artists at the City of Whittlesea’s Connections art exhibition.

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SELECTED works of art from the Connections art exhibition have been recognized as part of a collection of thought-provoking works.

Organized by the Town of Whittlesea, the exhibition featured over 90 works by 70 talented artists. Each piece was created to remind people of their connection to each other and to nature.

Lydia Wilson, chair administrator and judge, said the nine winners were selected for their originality, innovative use of materials and creative interpretation of the exhibition theme.

“Entries to this year’s exhibition were so impressive, which made judging so difficult,” she said.

“We are fortunate to have so many talented local artists in the town of Whittlesea, and I look forward to seeing many more creations in next year’s exhibition.”

Winners included: Zoran Buzevski, City of Whittlesea Art Award; Melissa Thomas, creative expression; Sue Gunningham, Innovative Use of Materials; U3A Whittlesea, response to theme; and Nathan Buckingham, Ilma Duncan Art Prize.

Four nominations were warmly congratulated, including Glenda Brearley, Thomastown Primary School, Jodie Zutt and Jane Spracklan.

The jury included Ms. Wilson, artists Catherine Blakey and Suzi Duncan, and Community Wellness Director Kate McCaughey.

The Connections exhibition can be viewed online at arts.whittlesea.vic.gov.au.

Many works from the exhibition are also for sale. To purchase artwork or for more information, call the Town of Whittlesea on 9217 2143.

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