Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson congratulated the exhibitors and the organisers of this year’s Frost Over Barraba Arts Festival on another hugely successful event.

Mr Anderson acted as the master of ceremonies at the opening night and applauded the efforts of the judges: Angus Nivison, painting, Anna Henderson, pottery, Andrew Pearson, photography and Andrea Bruno, children’s entries.

“With more than 1900 entries catalogued, those judges had their work cut out to select their choice of the best works in the different categories.

“I was delighted to see the extremely high quality of works right across all categories of the exhibition.

“It was great to see the overall winner Gunnedah’s Maree Kelly received $2,500 and the title of Best Work of Art for her oil painting depicting a green landscape called Passing Showers.
“The winner of the Packers’ Prize and according to Angus Nivison, a close second to the overall winner was a work called Descent, exhibited by Manilla’s Liz Priestley.
“There was a fantastic variety of quality exhibits in every category, from the photographic entries, pottery and a tremendous range of children’s entries.
“It’s even more exciting to see that the works selected as the best in the exhibition are exhibited by locals from our region,” Mr Anderson concluded.


Caption: Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson with Manilla’s Liz Priestley and her work, Descent, which won the Packers’ prize. With them is the painting judge, Angus Nivison.

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