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Winsome Busby Memorial Prize

$6,000 Prize

Section 1:  Oils or Acrylic

Section 1a: Oils or Acrylic prizes 
$1000 First Prize
$100 Highly Commended
Section 1b: Oils or Acrylic ('Life on the Land')
$1000 Galla Prize - In memory of Margaret & Helen Scott

Section 2:  Watercolour

$1,000 First Prize
$100 Highly Commended

Section 3:  Any Other Medium

​$1,000 First Prize
$100 Highly Commended

Section 4:  Barry & Marion White Memorial

$600 First Prize
$100 Highly Commended

Section 5:  Local Artist

$1,000 First Prize
$100 Highly Commended

Section 1:  Open Colour

$1,000 First Prize
$100 Highly Commended​

Section 2:  Open Monochrome

$1,000 First Prize
​$100 Highly Commended



2024 Guest Judge: Phillip Pomroy

Meet Phillip Ross Pomroy, born on October 24th, 1947, in Paddington, Sydney. His upbringing was shaped by his father's service in World War II and later as a respected Police Officer, leading to a childhood spent in various towns across New South Wales.

At 14, Phillip discovered his artistic talent, setting him on a lifelong journey of creativity. Despite training as a watchmaker, his passion for art led him to diverse career paths, including managing swimming pools and delving into sign writing and commercial art during off-seasons.

Phillip's debut exhibition at Werris Creek Golf Club marked the beginning of a successful artistic career, with showcases in galleries across NSW and prestigious venues like Peter Doyle at Watson Bay. His work has earned him accolades at the Royal Easter Show and victories in esteemed competitions like the Red Cross Art competitions in Currabubula.

Now residing in Urunga on the Mid North Coast, Phillip's art is characterized by clarity and intricate detail, capturing the essence of his subjects. His contributions extend beyond the canvas, with involvement in community projects like embellishing the new Tamworth Hospital building with his art.

As a father and grandfather, Phillip finds inspiration in family, adding depth to his artistic journey. His paintings, spanning landscapes, still life, portraits, and contemporary works, are cherished in collections worldwide, showcasing his talent and dedication to the craft.

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