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The Sir Henry Royce Foundation Art Award - 2012

Saturday, March 24, 2012, saw the official opening by NSW Branch Member David Berthon of The Foundation’s Art Award, held under the auspices of the Sherbrook Art Society, Sherbrook, Melbourne.

There were some 60 paintings entered into the competition.The standard of these paintings was excellent. The judge, Ern Trembath commented that he had found it difficult to pick the winning entries. Foundation Trustees were on hand to congratulate the winner of the Award, Maxwell Wilks for his painting “1910 Silver Ghost”.

The three prize-winning paintings were acquired by The Foundation under the terms of the competition and are presently hung in Bill Allsep House.

The First Prize of $5,000 was awarded to Maxwell Wilks a celebrated artist in the French impressionist style, oil of: “1910 Silver Ghost” (1388 owned by NSW members Bill & Jacqui Hall).

1st Prize Maxwell Wilks 1910 'Silver Ghost' oil.JPG

The Second Prize of $3,000 was awarded to Stephen Park, for his acrylic simply titled: “Bentley”.

2nd Prize Stephen Park 'Bentley' acrylic.JPG

The Third Prize of $2,000 was awarded to Neville Hunt’s water colour: “The Phantom II 1929” (106XJ owned by NSW members Paul & Dorothy Hesse).

3rd Prize Neville Hunt 'The Phantom II 1929' wc.JPG

Highly Commended were:
John Orlando Birt Lemans Thunder 1930 Water Colour

Highly Commended John Orlando Birt 'Lemans Thunder 1930' wc.JPG

Wendy Havard Green & Gold Oil

Highly Commended Wendy Havard 'Green & Gold' oil.JPG

Ian Laurens Bentley 1934 Acrylic

Highly Commended Ian Laurens 'Bentley 1934' acrylic.JPG

Stephen Park Corniche Acrylic

Highly Commended Stephen Park 'Corniche' acrylic.JPG

Elisabet Smedbakken Silver Clouds Acrylic

Highly Commended Elisabet Smedbakken 'Silver Clouds' acrylic.JPG