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Supported by: Cascade Poll Herefords & Angus

#38 Kathy Ellem, “Just a Nibble” ($6,000 Prize)

Winsome Busby B.E.M. Memorial Prize ($6,000)

Supported by: Regional Australia Bank and The Lomax Family

First Prize:  #59 David Newbridge,  “Evening Pastoral" ($1,000 Prize)

Highly Commended:  #57 Ross Kurtz, “Granite Ridge” ($100 Prize)

Section 1 – Oils or Acrylic ($1,000)

Supported by:  Shaun Hamilton Funerals, Currabubula Pub & Café and Hooks Storage

First Prize:  #216, Kim Jenkins, “Don’t Worry Keep Singing” ($1,000 Prize)

Highly Commended:  “Linburn Cottage Mudgee” ($100 Prize)

Section 2 – Watercolour ($1,000)

Supported by: Duncan’s Store Currabubula, Jillian Thompson (OT),

Super Wash Taminda and Agripath

First Prize:  #308 Anna Henderson, “Bear Hill” (Prize $1,000)

Highly Commended:  #323 Sharon Moroney, “The Vanishing #16” ($100 Prize)

Section 3 -  Any Other Medium ($1,000)

Supported by: David A B White, Maxi Tankers and Robert and Tammie Clark

First Prize:   #427 Madeline Szymanski, “Sunset Supermarket” ($600 Prize)

Highly Commended:  Madeline Szymanski, “Eden Apple” ($100 Prize)

Section 4 -  Miniature

Barry & Marion White Memorial Prize ($600)

Supported by: The Randclaud Family and The Norman Family, The Norris Family

First Prize:  #507 Stephanie Creigh, “Sunset Before Storm” ($1,000 Prize)

The Myra Norris Memorial Prize:   #526 Leigh Pritchard, “The Road to Home” 

 (Prize $100)

Section 5 – Local Artist

The Helen Memorial Prize (Prize $500)
The Myra Norris Memorial Prize (Prize $100)

Supported by: JobLink Plus – Focused on our Community

#83  Blagoj Ristevski, "The Best Mates" ($600 Prize)

People's Choice Award (Prize $600)


2023 Guest Judge:  Kate Hofman

After more than a decades experience working in both regional and commercial gallery contexts, Kate Hofman acquired Weswal in 2021.

Kate was Creative Industries Student of the Year, and Trainee of the Year at North Coast TAFE in 2012, where she studied Museums Practices and Arts Administration.

Prior to her gallery career Kate worked in property sales and studied Fashion Design at East Sydney Technical College (now NAS) in the early 2000’s.

She is also a self declared ‘ambitious amateur ceramicist’ in her (rare!) spare time.

Kate is passionate about supporting opportunities for artists and designers, and aims to continue to cultivate Weswal Gallery’s reputation as a premier cultural destination in the New England.

“Just a Nibble” 

Winsome Busby B.E.M. Memorial Prize

#38 Kathy Ellem

Evening Pastoral

#59 David Newbridge

Don’t Worry Keep Singing

#216, Kim Jenkins

Bear Hill

#308 Anna Henderson

Sunset Before Storm

#507 Stephanie Creigh

The Best Mates

#83 Blagoj Ristevski

From the Garden

#621 Jeremee Slattery

Steam in the Country

#704 Diane Crowe


Supported by: Currabubula Station, Dee Bar Stud Werris Creek and Capital Glass Tamworth

First Prize:  #621 Jeremee Slattery, "From the Garden" ($1,000 Prize)

Highly Commended:  #617 Neville Ritchie, "Morning Mist Over Chaffey" 

($100 Prize)

Section One - Colour ($1,000 Prize)

Supported by:  Michell Truck Bodies, TB's Backyards and Boral

First Prize:  #704 Diane Crowe, "Steam in the Country" ($1,000 Prize)

Highly Commended:  #714 Jeremee Slattery, "The Road Home" ($100 Prize)

Section 2 – Monochrome ($1,000 Prize)

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