2024 Judges

Kate-Gorman-Artist-Web

VISUAL ARTS JUDGE

Kate Gorman Bio

Kate Gorman is an established artist who has lived in the North East Valleys region of Victoria since 1982. During this time she has travelled extensively-­‐ drawing inspiration from places including France, Italy, Austria, Spain, Croatia, Germany, Poland, Guatemala, Sri Lanka and parts of Asia.

Kate works in an expressive, painterly technique, building layers of vibrant colour in an abstract style.

Gorman’s CV includes a background in fashion design and competed her formal studies in Visual Arts and Design in 2006.

The recipient of various awards including the Graduate Award from Australian Catholic University in 2006; the 2015, 2012 and 2010 King Valley Art Show; the 2015 and 2014 Wodonga Art Prize; and 2009 Wangaratta Jazz Art Award.
Gorman has been a finalist in several Art Prizes including the Calleen art Award, Cowra, Trinity college, Thurgoona and the Pro Hart Outback art Prize, Broken Hill.

Gorman is represented by Art2Muse Gallery, Woollahra; Storehouse, St Kilda; Hive Gallery, Ocean Grove and Satch and Co, Holbrook where her solo shows are held regularly.

Kate’s work is held in private and public collections throughout Australia and overseas.

PHOTOGRAPHY JUDGE

Jules Boag Bio

Jules Boag is a commercial photographer and photographic artist. 

He has been a finalist in the Blake Prize, The Bowness Prize, The Citibank Portrait Prize with his work being exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, the Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney, Tweed Regional Gallery and the Museum of Australian Photography in Melbourne. 

Alongside his arts practice, Jules has worked in various roles in the Museum and Gallery sector for the past 25 years, most recently as part of the Digitisation Project at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. 

 Jules’ most recent exhibition, Coast, was in November 2023 at Art Partners in Albury.