Trentham Easter Art Show 2019


Amateur & professional artists are invited to enter the 2019 Trentham Easter Art & Craft Show to be held at the Trentham Mechanics Hall, 85 High St, Trentham. Entrants may exhibit up to 3 works ($10 per exhibit/free for under 18 year old entrants).


  • Fri 5 Apr Application deadline (entry form & payment must be received by this date)
  • Wed 17 Apr (10am - 4pm)Deliver exhibits to Trentham Mechanics Hall
  • Thurs 18 Apr (10am)Judging of awards (other than People’s Choice awards). Not open to the public
  • Thurs 18 Apr (7.30pm)Official opening& presentation of awards plus wine &supper. All welcome ($15 per head/free for entrants &under 18 year olds)
  • Fri 19 -Sun 21Apr (10am - 4 pm)Open ($2 entry/free for entrants & under 18 year olds)
  • Mon 22 Apr (10am - 3pm)Open ($2 entry/free for entrants & under 18 year olds)
  • Mon 22 Apr (4 - 6pm)Collect unsold & purchased exhibits from Trentham Mechanics Hall


  • Art Awards: Helen Cottle is a self-taught/self-educated artist who paints in all mediums. She has held several successful solo & joint exhibitions and has won numerous awards. Her teaching/tutoring background includes workshops at the National Gallery of Victoria. She currently works as a professional Artist/Art Educator in the Macedon ranges.
  • Craft Awards:  Glenda Anstey-Sprigg trained at the Caulfield Institute of Technology. She has taught Art & Craft for 25 years and is currently based at Gisborne Secondary College. Glenda has hung numerous shows (eg. 2018 Kyneton Daffodil Art Show & Kyneton Rotary Youth Art Awards). She also participates in the ‘Working Outside The Square Scholarship’ run by local glass artist Ettore Di Pilla.
  • Gweneth Wisewould Portrait Prize: Daniel Butterworth was a finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (2010 & 2013), the Black Swan Portraiture Prize (2015) and the Archibald Prize (2016). His expertise lies in portraiture. His studio is in Kyneton. Rose Wilson has been selected as finalist for most of the major art prizes in Australia: the Archibald (2010); the Doug Moran National Portrait prize (2012, 2018); three finalists in The Black Swan Prize WA (2013, 2015, 2016) and was selected to the Salon Des Refuses (2010). She is co-founder of The Little Gallery,
  • Matthew Harding Technical Excellence Prize: Tina Lee is an artist, freelance curator, collection management specialist and Fine Art academic. Having won several awards, she has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally over the past 20 years.  Last year, Tina received funding from The Regional Centre for Culture to produce a series of sculptures with the Trentham community to enhance the facade of the Trentham Neighbourhood Centre.


This year’s prize pool totals $5,700 and, in memory of local and world renown sculptor Matthew Harding, includes the new $500 Matthew Harding Technical Excellence Prize.

Best in Show – Art Award – $1,000: selected from all art categories

Best in Show – Craft Award – $1,000: selected from all craft categories (textile, other craft)

Gweneth Wisewould Portrait Prize – $500: selected from all portraits (acrylic, drawing, mixed media, oil, water colour)

Matthew Harding Technical Excellence Prize – $500: selected from all art & craft entries

  • Best Acrylic $200
  • Best Drawing $200
  • Best Mixed Media $200
  • Best Oil$200
  • Best Watercolour $200
  • Best Photography $200
  • Best Digital Media $200
  • Best Sculpture/3D Art $200
  • Best Textile $200
  • Best Other Craft $200
  • Best Junior Art & Craft (4 – 12 years) $100
  • Best Teen Art & Craft (13 – 17 years) $200
  • People’s Choice – Art $200
  • People’s Choice – Craft $200