Hibiscus Coast artists earn top awards

Agatha by Fiona Ehn

Hibiscus Coast artists completed almost a clean sweep of this year’s Estuary Arts Centre Members Merit Awards, taking seven of the nine awards, including the premier prize.

Eighty-seven artists entered more than 200 works in the competition.

The theme was ‘gratitude’, and people were the subjects for nearly all the local winners’ works.

Carla Schlanders’ portrait of her son.

Stanmore Bay artist, Carla Sclanders, won the Premier Award with a pencil portrait of her five-year-old son Declan.

He was about to start school when the work was made, an anxious tim...

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