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Cumberland Art Awards: Finalist works and Award Winners

See each art work piece by piece and view the award winning entries for 2020.

An unveiling of excellence

Welcome to the 2020 Cumberland Art Awards Exhibition. Browse all the artworks in the exhibition and don't forget to vote for your favourite artwork in the People’s Choice Award.

Exhibition Catalogue

Download the Cumberland Art Awards 2020 Exhibition Catalogue

Judges' comments

‘Thank you to all the artists who submitted work to the 2020 Cumberland Art Award. While enjoyable, the judging process was also very tough due to the high level of creativity and skill. The works are diverse in media and full of important stories, congratulations to everyone involved.’ 

Emily Rolfe, Curator Contemporary Visual Art, Campbelltown Arts Centre & Cumberland Art Awards 2020 Judge

 

'The judges felt the winning artworks demonstrated a strong individual style, often with a local resonance.'

Hayley Megan French, Artist & Cumberland Art Awards 2020 Judge

Interested in buying an artwork?

If you would like to purchase one of the artworks in this exhibition, please send an email to the peacockgallery@cumberland.nsw.gov.au and we'll put you in touch with the artist.

Congratulations to the 2020 Cumberland Art Awards Winners

Cumberland Art Award Winner

Amani Haydar, LITTLE RED CORVETTE, acrylic on canvas

Youth Award Winner

Ruqayah Abed, WONDERWALL (SOMEONE YOU FIND YOURSELF THINKING ABOUT ALL THE TIME), oil on canvas

Emerging Artist Award Winner

Gillian Kayrooz, THE FOLKLORE OF JOAN AND TONY, organza 100% silk 23gsm

Highly Commended Art Award 

Judges offered commendation to the following artists for their artworks.

Rebecca Elijah, ECO CYCLE OF POTTERY, acrylic on peepal leaf
Samuel Kirby, SHATTERED GROUND: FRACTURED BENEATH, mosaic on plywood, photography
Trish Jean, SOLILOQUY: TE WAHIPOUNAMU, NEW ZEALAND, photography

Highly Commended Youth Award 

Judges offered commendation to the following artists, aged between 15 to 25 years old, for their artworks.

Neelab Haidari, WALK FOR HOPE (REFUGEE JOURNEY), acrylic on canvas
Riti Ramanujachari, FINDING THE FLOW, watercolour on altered photograph

View all entries

1. Abhijit Choudhry MORNING FLIGHT photograph with digital enhancement
2. Afshan C. Koya MEMORIES acrylic on canvas
3. Aysa Haris WE ARE ALL BEING SHAPED digital illustration printed on canvas
4. Amani Haydar LITTLE RED CORVETTE acrylic on canvas
5. Anthea Feilen FADED GLORY - SOUTH PARADE, AUBURN ceramic tiles mounted on reclaimed timber
6. Arzu Meily DECIPHER acrylic on canvas
7. Bedelia OCEAN SKY photography
8. Gillian Kayrooz THE FOLKLORE OF JOAN AND TONY organza 100% silk 23gsm
9. Hank Crovan WHAT LIES AT THE HEART OF HANK CROVAN? mixed media on cotton
10. Jiaojiao Li THE WAY HOME AT DUSK oil on canvas
11. Kath Fries RESPIRE glass, beeswax, air-dried oyster mushrooms
12. Lee Knowles A SHADE DARKER digital illustration printed on paper
13. Lesley Richman GUMS AND FLORA acrylic miniature paintings, skirt, eco dyed fabric using locally sourced gum leaves, knitting, wool
14. M. Cecilia Peralta TERRA FIRMA APPARENT coloured pencils on metallic paper
15. Maria Amarille MY IMAGINARY GARDEN acrylic on canvas
16. Maurice Fernandez LOCAL NEWS mixed media and collage on paper
17. Mehrdad Mehraeen IN THE GARDEN acrylic on canvas
18. Michaela Simoni MAKERS CIRCLE SHARE THE SPIRIT OF ART oil on canvas
19. Michelle Tran MASS SURVEILLANCE AND PARANOIA 01A photomedia, wired headphones
20. Nancy Trieu PHOENIX RISING photography
21. Natasha Kelly Bhullar THE BEAUTY IN-BETWEEN photography
22. Neelab Haidari WALK FOR HOPE (REFUGEE JOURNEY) acrylic on canvas
23. Nisa SINGULARITY acrylic on canvas
24. Nisar Shafaq HILLSIDE SUNSET watercolour on paper
25. Rabia Mirza RAINFALL RELIEF AFTER BUSHFIRE acrylic on paper
26. Rebecca Elijah ECO CYCLE OF POTTERY acrylic on peepal leaf
27. Riti Ramanujachari FINDING THE FLOW watercolour on altered photograph
28. Rosabel Elijah EMOTIONS IN COLOUR acrylic on MDF board
29. Ruqayah Abed WONDERWALL (SOMEONE YOU FIND YOURSELF THINKING ABOUT ALL THE TIME) oil on canvas
30. Samuel Kirby SHATTERED GROUND: FRACTURED BENEATH mosaic on plywood, photography
31. Selma Fida A WALK IN THE GARDEN black and white porcelain
32. Serkan Ogdum YELLOW TULIP photography
33. Shirley Jenkins STICKS AND STONES sun print on watercolour paper
34. Skye Andrew THE CREEK oil on canvas
35. Svetlana Panov NO ROOM FOR SADNESS mixed media
36. Trish Jean SOLILOQUY: TE WAHIPOUNAMU, NEW ZEALAND photography
37. Valerie Colvin CERAMIC - KNIT ceramic