Heritage Art Competition 2017

The annual Gympie Regional Council Heritage Art Competition, is held in conjunction with the Gympie Rural Show.  

This year artists were asked to prepare a painting which embraced the theme of The G150 Nugget: People, Places and Events. 

The artworks were judged by Chris Postle, a practising professional artist from Mt Coolum on the Sunshine Coast who has been painting for more than 26 years.

He uses his technical skills to highlight his amazing diversity from beautiful coastal scenes to impressionistic landscapes and delicately detailed flora and fauna. He is also an art tutor and his work is exhibited regularly.


List of winners


1st PRIZE ($1000)
Meaghan Shelton

Great design work, original concepts encompassing many ideas. A creative kaleidoscope. 
2nd PRIZE ($350)
Sherrie Rowan

A masterful impressionist depiction capturing the historical presence of all the characters with line and colour. Beautiful work. 

3rd PRIZE ($150)
Jaine Jackson

A great depiction of this historical icon. It was well thought out and presented. Read all about it. Great piece.

Highly Commended:

  • Tess Stuart 
  • K Johnston 
  • Kerrie Atkins 

1st Prize ($150) Sophie Roff  
2nd Prize ($100) Teal Burraston  
3rd Prize ($50) Sarah Lynch
Highly Commended:
  • Keesha Tomkins
  • Drew Sjodin-Wall
  • Brook Daniels
1st Prize ($100) Mia Brown
2nd Prize ($60) Imogen Otswald
3rd Prize ($40) Georgia Meaker
Highly Commended: 
  • Madeline Hill
  • Jorja Campbell
  • Rebecca Dean
  • Ellie Jones
  • Saylor Swan
  • Sienna Pearson
  • Keenan Sheridan
  • Marley Chandler
  • Jack Richardson