Hornsby Art Prize winner…and where to see the work!

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A beautifully rendered series of nine beautifully painted scenes of Asquith saw Mount Colah artist Lyndall Beck recognised with the top award in this year’s Hornsby Art Prize, taking home $10,000. You can see works at The Hornsby Art Prize Finalists’ Exhibition at Hornsby Shire Council’s award-winning, Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre until Sunday 26 November.


From painting, printmaking and drawing, to 3D works, the winners of the 2017 Hornsby Art Prize ran the gamut of artistic disciplines. The winners, announced at award ceremony held at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre over the weekend, were talented local artists whose work spanned all kinds of mediums.

You can see the works in person at the exhibition, which runs daily from 10am-4pm at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Ave, Hornsby, until 26 November.

There is a parking at Wallarobba, and there is the fabulous Willow Park next door – so busy mums can view the artworks and then take the kids for a run around!

Hornsby Art Prize Winner:

Mount Colah artist Lyndall Beck won the top award in this year’s Hornsby Art Prize, taking home $10,000 for her nine beautifully painted scenes of Asquith.

Lyndall Beck's winning work

Lyndall Beck’s winning work, Hornsby Postcards

Lyndall’s artwork Hornsby Postcards also won the Wallarobba Outstanding Local Artist Award.

“I wanted to capture some of the disappearing buildings from the Shire such as the small cottages,” Lyndell said.

“I wanted to get the generic character of the quirky areas that have evolved and document them.”

The winners of the 2017 Hornsby Art Prize were announced on Saturday night at an award ceremony at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre.

Hornsby Shire Mayor Philip Ruddock, who was there to announce the winners, congratulated Lyndall.

“This is certainly a deserving work of art and it sits very comfortably among the previous winners,” Mayor Ruddock said.

“One of Council’s major goals with the Hornsby Art Prize is to support local talent and it’s very pleasing to see works of such calibre among the more than 400 entries.”

Further Winners List:

  • Painting – Jeska Valk with ‘Blind’
  • Printmaking – Kirtika Kain with ‘Stratum’
  • Drawing – Greg Warburton with ‘High Country’
  • 3d Works – Jenny Green with ‘Lyrical 4’
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Painting – Jeska Valk with ‘Blind’

Printmaking – Kirtika Kain with ‘Stratum’

Printmaking – Kirtika Kain with ‘Stratum’

Greg Warburton with ‘High Country’

Drawing – Greg Warburton with ‘High Country’

Jenny Green with ‘Lyrical 4’

3d Works – Jenny Green with ‘Lyrical 4’

The Emerging Artist Award went to Cheltenham local Samantha Wiltshire, who will be given the opportunity to showcase her work in a solo exhibition at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre next year.

“This year’s awards have seen a high level of talent across the different categories,” Mayor Ruddock said.

“The finalist entries will be on display at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre until Sunday 26 November and I encourage everybody to see them.

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Mayor Philip Ruddock, Councillor Robert Browne, Councillor Janelle McIntosh ( President of the Hornsby Art Society), winners and artists that were awarded honourable mentions.

Where to see the artworks:

The Hornsby Art Prize Finalists’ Exhibition is at Hornsby Shire Council’s Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre until Sunday 26 November.

It is presented as part of the annual Festival of the Arts and is a great opportunity to buy outstanding original art from local and national artists, whilst supporting the local creative arts scene.


 The Hornsby Art Prize is organised by Hornsby Shire Council in partnership with the Hornsby Art Society and is the climax to the annual Festival of the Arts. For more information about the exhibition visit the website here.

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