Murwillumbah Community College (RTO 90044)

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Just released –  our Term 1 2021 Course Guide.

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 ‘Life in the Valley 2020’ Art Exhibition and Prize  – A Great Success.

First Prize “Cane Season Starts 2020” Janette Cormick

Second Prize “Fun at Pottsville” Paul Norman

Popular Vote “Sign of the Times” Tanya Johnson

Special Mention “Garden of Eden Road” Amanda Lee Burns

A fitting night of celebration at the Murwillumbah Community College also heralded the very beginning of a new 2020 weather event. This year was never going to close without incident. And yet we all welcome the end of this strange year and are optimistic about moving into 2021.

The fascinating array of entries from past and current students reflected this response.

Judge, Bob Stainlay a well-established collector of Art, made the final decision on who should receive the first and second prizes offering $500 and $250 respectively along with vouchers generously donated by partner sponsors.

The winning entry was a soft Pastel on sanded paper. Says winner, Janette Cormick ‘Cane fires crackling in the valley sparks my creativity. I have only recently found expression through pastels and love it.’

The tale goes that it is her daughter who is encouraging Janette to be creative. Tanya Johnson. Tanya has been teaching her mother Art for four months, only this year.

Tanya won the People’s Choice of $150 with “A sign of the times.”

‘I feel that this signs caused me to doubt the safety and serenity in the valley. For this reason I challenged myself to start the image on black paper and use colour to brighten my mood and convey the image’

This Pastel drawing on Mitientes Paper put us all firmly in a State of Borders Closed.

For a bright and joyful touch Bob Stainley judged “Fun at Pottsville” as the receiver of the $250 second prize. Paul Norman and his partner are currently studying Horticulture at the College. They have recently acquired land and wish to plant it out appropriately.

Manager, Barb Carroll thanked students, staff, Exhibition Curator, Kay Jefed, Judge Bob Stainlay, the Murwillumbah College Management Committee, photographer Amanda Burns and partner sponsors, Yellow Brick Studios, Byron Spice, Mexican Burringbar, Varela Swift Pharmacy, Office Choice and Wollumbin Dreaming.

She expressed the hope that the Art Prize continues to grow in participation and is held as an annual celebration of local creativity.