Green Wedge Exhibition 2019 Results Announced

Published on 28 June 2019

Green Wedge Exhibition Results Announced

28 June 2019

In its second year running, Mornington Peninsula Shire’s 2019 Green Wedge Exhibition is a great success, with seventy artworks on display that encapsulate the beauty of our peninsula.

Shire Mayor Councillor David Gill said the connection between the artists and beautiful landscapes led to an “astounding” collection of works.

“The Green Wedge paintings inspire our community to appreciate the environment that we are so proud of, and both the Council and all community members must protect,” Mayor Gill said.

Below are the bursary winners:

MOST INSPIRING AWARD – $1,000

Artist Sophie Perez

Title I Can Hear You Calling

Merricks House Gallery

Judge’s Comments

Sophie Perez’s ‘I can hear you calling’ was the most inspiring painting in this year’s Green Wedge exhibition, a bold painting that captures the evocative landscape of the southern edge of the Mornington Peninsula. Overlooking Bass Strait, the landscape is filled with texture and depth, dirt roads dissecting the lush plant life landscape reveals itself as you drive around that corner, the thrill of the steep descent enshrined in this beautiful painting.

GREEN AWARD - $500

Artist Chris Puebla

Title Lorna’s Legacy

Merricks House Gallery

Judge’s Comments

Lovely painting bringing together great technical skill and composition with a significant site of the Green Wedge. Chris has wonderfully captured the soft light filtering in through the woodlands at Lorna’s Triangle.

ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD - $500

Artist Maxine Wild 

Title The Edge of the Wedge (Boneo Road, Flinders)    

Merricks House Gallery

Judge’s Comments
The undulating hills and winding road captured by Maxine Wild in her painting ‘The Edge of the Wedge’, is familiar to anyone who has driven across to Flinders along Boneo Road. 

The landscape reveals itself as you drive around that corner, the thrill of the steep descent enshrined in this beautiful painting.

Seven Special Mention Green Wedge Artist Awards:

Julie Newson 

Looking out from the vineyard at Elgee Park

Artwork location Oak Hill Gallery

Trish Bourke

Looking East, Cheviot Beach 

Artwork location Merricks House Gallery

Rodger Stebbing 

‘Elgee Park’ Green Wedge

Artwork location Rosebud Chambers                                                                       

Katherine Moore 

Devil’s Bend II

Artwork location Oak Hill Gallery

Maxine Pritchard

View from the Top 

Artwork location Merricks House Gallery

Ruth Belfrage 

Peninsula Garden 

Artwork location Merricks House Gallery                         

Lynne Bechervaise 

Main Ridge Property 

Artwork location Merricks House Gallery

The Green Wedge Exhibition furthers Council’s efforts to protect areas of National, State and local conservation significance and habitat value.

OFFICIAL GREEN WEDGE EXHIBITION VENUES:

Mornington Peninsula Shire – Rosebud Chambers
Besgrove Street, Rosebud Saturday 15 June - Tuesday 6 August

Merricks House Gallery
Merricks General Wine Store, 3460 Frankston-Flinders Road, Merricks
Saturday 15 June - Sunday 7 July

For more information, visit: mornpen.vic.gov.au/greenwedge 

PICTURE DETAILS:

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor David Gill and CEO John Baker with Green Wedge artist and Most Inspiring Award Winner Sophie Perez