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Winner of the Portrait of place competition announced

Friday, September 3, 2021

To celebrate Bayside Gallery’s 10th anniversary and our latest major show, Bayside: Portrait of place– we invited our community to create their own Portrait of Place. Thank you to everyone who submitted their photos and artwork of their chosen place in Bayside.

We’re excited to announce the winner of the Portrait of place competition is Steffie Wallace with her atmospheric painting titled Sunset, Middle Brighton. Congratulations, Steffie.

Soft pastel painting of sunset
Steffie Wallace, Sunset, Middle Brighton

"As a local artist who has lived here for many years, I count my blessings. Memories of whole days spent at this beach; swimming, reading, walking, watching sunsets with loved ones, are instantly recaptured during my lockdown walks, bringing an enduring peace in this time of change and challenge."—Steffie Wallace

Curator Joanna Bosse also selected six ‘highly commended’ entries from a very strong group of largely photographic works. Congratulations to Cinda Manins, Rowena Meadows, Sharon Flanagan, Annee Kelly, Penny Chadwick and Pilar de la Torre. Each will receive a copy of Bayside: Portrait of place catalogue. 


At the beach boy looking to the cliffs 
Cinda Manins, Half Moon Dreams


Girl in mask in grassy plants
Rowena Meadows, Pandemic Pause


Close up of wooden pier
Sharon Flanagan, Baths


painting of beach and kids looking in rocks
Annee Kelly, Bayside Playground


Close up of sea and rocks at sunset
Penny Chadwick, Gilded Breakers


painting of pond and leaves
Pilar de la Torre, Morning light @ Basterfield Park, Hampton East


Thank you to everyone who submitted their photos and artwork, please take five minutes to enjoy this showreel comprising of all 165 inspiring moments in Bayside.


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