Two Great Shows November 5 and 6

Two Great Shows November 5 and 6

We are proud to present…

The Suitcase Royale

Mountain View Hotel

Saturday 5th November, 8pm

Free Entry

“The Suitcase Royale RIOTT is a boot stompin’ party where anything can happen (and it often does)! From community halls to festival stages the RIOTT has worn out dance floors with wild rockabilly infused ballads.”

The Suitcase Royale website


The Ballad of Backbone Joe

by The Suitcase Royale

Moyhu Soldiers Memorial Hall
Sunday 6th November, 7.30pm, 55mins
Doors open at 6.30pm

Tickets $20 | Antipasti Platter $15 | Wine at bar prices

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Proceeds from this event will support the King Valley Cluster Schools
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program.

“Wallace and Grommit meet David Lynch”
This tale has been all over the world and appeals to all ages 15 +. For one night only, see it in Moyhu.


More on The Ballad of Backbone Joe

This internationally acclaimed trio from Melbourne are coming to town riding a murder ballad of junkyard theatre, visual trickery, dark humor and rag’n’bone live music. The Ballad of Backbone Joe tells a hilariously daft and gruesome tale of a murder set in a small country town, in their unique, comedic, Mighty Boosh-esque style.

Undefeated bare-knuckle boxer Backbone Joe has a right hook “as quick as a spun tea-bag” but repeated blows to the head have left him a bit slow to process little details. Like, did he really kill his wife by throwing her off a bridge? Abattoir owner and fight promoter Messy Dimes Dan is only too happy to fill in the blanks. Can Detective Von Trapp ease poor Joe’s troubled mind?

When they are not performing, operating their own lights and triggering primitive visual effects, the actors morph into musicians, pick up drums, guitar and double bass and rattle off foot-stompin’ street blues from side of stage.

“EVERY once in a while show has the power to beguile its audience with the sheer breadth of its originality. They are superb, four stars.” The Scotsman

“Jules Verne meets The League of Gentlemen in this comic book of macabre characters come to life, five stars.” Broadwaybaby.com

Time Out Critics Choice” London 2011

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And the winners are…

And the winners are…

Old Mill Serenade by Kerryn E Wilson
Old Mill Serenade by Kerryn E Wilson

King Valley Theme. $1,000 non acquisitive
Sponsor: King Valley Art Show

Old Mill Serenade by Kerryn E Wilson – Represents an iconic landmark at Oxley. The old Flour mill is simply rendered in a colourful painting that has impact through use of simplicity and a contemporary and elemental approach.

Highly Commended: Pauline Fraser. “Kitchen at Midnight” 


Xantharia by Abi Thompson
Xantharia by Abi Thompson

Most innovative work. $500 non acquisitive.
Sponsor: Brown Brothers

Xantharia by Abi Thompson – The background overlaying of watery and colourful paint depicting landscape form the ground for an innovative use of line, in free form organic lines that portray minutiae of the natural environment.


Bush Tracks by Cheryle Leitl
Bush Tracks by Cheryle Leitl

Local emerging artist. $750 non acquisitive.
Sponsor: RBA Finance Group

Bush Tracks by Cheryle Leitl – Dynamic use of colour and brushwork in this work that evokes through its title “Bush Tracks” everywhere. Other works by this emerging artist demonstrate freedom of expression and exploration of the painting medium.


Gwenda and David from Casa Luna with Past Horizons by Jim Samon
Gwenda and David from Casa Luna with Past Horizons by Jim Samon

Work on Paper. $500 acquisitive.
Sponsor: Casa Luna Gourmet Accommodation

Past Horizons by Jim Samon – A lone figure on the horizon, within the landscape may cause us to personally reflect. Earth and sky are represented in a painterly manner, figure and shadow are striking.

Highly Commended: Margaret Cocking. “Seed and Flowers”


Silken Beginnings by Jan Harris
Silken Beginnings by Jan Harris

Pastel.$500 acquisitive.
Sponsor: Boonderoo Farm

Silken Beginnings by Jan Harris – Masterful use of the pastel medium, colour and form in this realistic yet abstract representation of nature.


A View – by Ralph Bristow

Watercolour / Gouache.$750 acquisitive.
Sponsor: Eminence Wines

A View by Ralph Bristow – Overlaid shapes and forms, bright use of colour and strong line are used in an experimental manner. Other works by the artist demonstrate a varied palette and unique approach.


The Nightdress by Colina Grant
The Nightdress by Colina Grant

Watercolour / Gouache. $1,000 non acquisitive.
Sponsor: Friends of the Art Show

The Night Dress by Colina Grant – Subtle, soft painting, loose brushwork building the overall texture of this interior scene. Adds a feeling of past eras and intimacy. Comes to life up close or from a distance.

Pear Parade by Mary Briggs
Pear Parade by Mary Briggs

Still Life Pastel/Watercolour. $500 acquisitive.
Sponsor: Chrismont Wines

Pear Parade by Mary Briggs – Highly accomplished use of the pastel medium in an original still life format. Use of the red banner weaving through the pears brings the image to life and adds appeal that will continue to attract.


Figure / Portrait. $750 non acquisitive.
Sponsored by Ovens and King Builders

Tabled Pose by Gregory R Smith – A classic figure painting with warm, realistic skin tones and exquisite use of light and shade. The figure’s gaze captures the viewer’s interest from the outset.

Highly Commended: Pamela Moore. “Portrait of Chelsea”
Highly Commended: Pamela Moore. “Portrait of Chelsea”

Ben Jenkins with his winning work 'Whitfield Series IV'
Ben Jenkins with his winning work ‘Whitfield Series IV’

Work on Paper. $1,000 non-acquisitive.
Sponsor: Friends of the Art Show

Whitfield Series IV by Ben Jenkins – A contemporary use of pastel with superb blending of colour to excellent effect whilst conjuring an impression of place, or sense of place. The dark shape brings an element of three dimensions into the ethereal field of this picture.


Breeding Beauty by Vida Pearson
Breeding Beauty by Vida Pearson

Printmaking. $750 non acquisitive
Sponsor: Friends of the Art Show

Breeding Beauty by Vida Pearson – An accomplished and striking linocut print, with added interest featured through minimal use of colour. The entire form of this breeding swan evokes her resignation in nesting. An expressive detailed and exquisite work.

Highly Commended 322 Geoffrey Ricardo. “Fixing Histrionics”  


LonelyBoy III by David Frazer
LonelyBoy III by David Frazer

Printmaking. $750 acquisitive.
Sponsor: Pizzini Wines

Lonely Boy III by David Fraser – A familiar old farm house scene with a lone figure surveying the country scene and his life, perhaps. A poignant representation of growing up on the farm and life choices. From the hand of an expert wood engraver.

Highly Commended: Anna Austin. “Girona”              


At the Table - by Kylie Sirett
At the Table – by Kylie Sirett

Oil / Acrylic. $500 acquisitive.
Sponsor: King River Estate

At the Table by Kylie Sirett – A well-balanced composition featuring a structured placement of cutlery that casts dynamic shadows in a finely crafted painting.

Highly Commended: Marcia Rea. “Late Afternoon”      


Winter Hues by Stephen McCall
Winter Hues by Stephen McCall

Oil / Acrylic. $1,000 acquisitive.
Sponsor: Hargraves Secured Investments

Winter Hues by Stephen McCall – Highly contrasted snow scene featuring Australian Snow Gums. Defined branches in the background project the highlighted foreground gum with its typical colour intrusions that draw the viewer into the painting.

Highly Commended: Judy Hocking. “Pathway through Life” 


Flinders by Julie Simmons
Flinders by Julie Simmons

Oil / Acrylic. $1,500 non acquisitive.
Sponsor: Friends of the Art Show 

Flinders by Julie Simmons – A balanced overall composition with foreground grasses leading the eye into the mountains in the distance. The cloud-scape adds to the sense of depth that is predominant in Australia’s outback ranges. Superbly conceived, executed and presented

Highly Commended: Cherry Manders. “Still life with Lillies”  


Judge’s Gem. $500 non acquisitive.
Sponsor: Domaine Chandon

Channelling Herthe by Dianne Glenister – Use of various drypoint plates for this amalgam of patter, line and imagery, the overall effect is of lightness, movement and cohesion.


Post Gorge Painting 2 by Frank Burgers
Post Gorge Painting 2 by Frank Burgers

2016 Grand Winner. $3,000 acquisitive.
Sponsor: Dal Zotto Wines.

Post Gorge Painting 2 by Frank Burgers – Abstract shapes float across the field in this loosely structured and painterly picture. An accomplished work by a mid-career artist whose investigation of abstraction and colour comes to the fore here. Effective use of light and dark with featured points of strong colour consolidating the overall picture. An excellent and very strong work of art.


Yellow Tails in Wattle by Vida Pearson
Yellow Tails in Wattle by Vida Pearson

2016 People’s Choice Winner. $500 non acquisitive.
Sponsor: King Valley Tourism Association.

Yellow Tails in Wattle by Vida Pearson


Gala tickets sold out – few seats left on bus

Gala tickets sold out – few seats left on bus

This year’s Gala has now sold out, but we have a few seats left on the bus from Wangaratta.

  • Bus departs Wangaratta at 6.45 pm at top of Merriwa Park near cnr Ford and Murphy St
  • Bus departs Moyhu opposite General Store at 7.05 pm
  • Bus will leave the Art Show once everyone has had a good time (we estimate sometime between 10 and 10.30 )

We are excited by a record number of entries this year – come and be amazed by almost 450 artworks! Can we fit them all?

Thanks to our sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors

This year we have a total of $15,750 in prizes, thanks to our wonderful sponsors and friends who are all part of the King Valley community.

Find out more about our 2016 Sponsors

Dal Zotto Wines

Hargraves Secured Investments

Ovens and King Builders

RBA Financial Group

Chrismont

Pizzini Wines

Eminence Wines

King River Estate

Boonderoo Farm

Casa Luna Goumet Accommodation

Brown Brothers

King Valley Tourism Association Inc

Domain Chandon

Dysons Coachlines