2024 Annual
hamilton rotary Art Show

Exhibition OpenS:
Friday 11 & Saturday 12 October 2024
10:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday 13 October 2024
10:00am to 3:00pm
Entries Close
Friday 27 SEPTEMBER 2024
Delivery Date
Monday 7 October 2024
10:00am to 4:30pm
Tuesday  October 2024
10:00am to 12noon
Collection Date
Sunday 13 OCTOBER 2024
3.30PM TO 5.00PM


Hamilton Rotary President, Noel Howard and Art Show Director, Brian Jenkins, are pleased to announce that the Hamilton Rotary Art Show will once again take place in October 2024.

The Rotary Hamilton community is grateful for the support of our sponsors, artists, and the public who have been instrumental in making this show a success for over four decades. We eagerly anticipate this beloved event for the Hamilton community and our club.

This year, we are excited to present our major art prize, Best Work - Any Medium, with a generous prize of $2,500. Additionally, we have introduced a new category, Best Painting - Other Medium, valued at $800.

The Young Artist Awards have been specifically designed to recognize the talent of young artists aged 15 to 21. The first prize in this category is valued at $500, with the second prize at $250.

As always, the proceeds from the art show will enable our club to support a wide range of projects and programs, both locally and globally. This year, our focus will be on initiatives related to the environment, youth, and mental health.

2024 Judge

To be announced 

2023 Judge

The 2023 Judge


In April 2020, Joshua White was appointed by the Southern Grampians Shire Council as the Director of Hamilton Gallery. Joshua has a Master of Creative Industries from the University of Newcastle and has more than 14 years' experience working within the cultural sector.

Previously, Josh held the position of Public Art Project Leader for Lake Macquarie City Council, Curator at Gosford Regional Gallery and Technical Officer at Newcastle Art Gallery.

Joshua has a focus and interest in best practice governance models for cultural facilities and is currently leading the undertaking the new Hamilton Gallery project.

2024 Guest Artist

The 2024 guest artist

Vida  pearson 

VIDA PEARSON - Artist/Printmaker

Vida has been a professional artist/printmaker for 40 years and a regular exhibitor in our art shows.

Early in her career her favoured mediums were screen printing and etching. However, in the last 25 years she has concentrated almost exclusively on linocuts. She has a very distinctive style with her brightly coloured strongly designed works – mostly hand coloured.

Upon joining the Wildlife Art Society of Australasia (now defunct) many years ago her images naturally took a turn in that direction. This enabled her to combine a love of birdwatching, photography and travel with her art practice. 

She spends approximately two months each year on various field trips within Australia, and overseas. collecting material for new images. She finds observing all types of wildlife exhilarating – even those she observes daily on her five acre bush block. She hopes that by creating beautiful images of the natural world she may cause people to reflect on how amazing our planet is.

Her work can be found in galleries throughout Australia. She has won over 150 prizes in art competitions and exhibits regularly in group and solo shows.

She has been selected for the internationally judged “Birds in Art” exhibition in the US in 2014, 2021 and 2022 as well as being voted “Wildlife Artist of the Year” by the Wildlife Art Society of Australasia in 2014 and 2015. She is featured in “Inspiration Wild: An Artistic Celebration of Nature and Environment” published by the Wildlife Art Museum of Australia Foundation and “Feather and Brush – 3 Centuries of Australian Bird Art” by Penny Olsen – a CSIRO Publication. Her work was also featured in the 2017 Australian Geographic Art Calendar.

2023 Guest Artist

The 2023 guest artist



Carolyn Marrone was born in Bendigo where she still lives with her Italian husband. From a young age Carolyn was interested in drawing, preferring to fill school exercise books with caricatures of the teachers instead of the subject notes. Many of these books “accidentally” finished up in the Bendigo Creek when it became time to hand them in for marking.

About 35 years ago she began to take art more seriously and attended classes with Pam Grist and also some workshops with master watercolourists Ross Paterson and Malcolm Webster.

Travelling to Italy on a number of occasions, Carolyn became enamoured with the Italian lifestyle; the meetings in the Piazza for cards or just a talk; the evening “passeggiata” (stroll) involving much meeting and greeting; the daily shopping expedition bringing with it an excuse for a bit more talking; and just the general vitality of the Italian character. It is this character that Carolyn attempts to capture in her paintings, and if an image can raise a laugh or smile, or perhaps a twinge of nostalgia, then she has achieved her goal.

Carolyn has won a number of awards over the years and has works in collections in various states of Australia and overseas.

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