Known for attracting a depth of artistic talent from around Australia, the  2021 Rutherglen Tastes of Art Prize was a fabulous success with  a record number of over 500  artist entries. Thank you to all artists, businesses and volunteers who made this event possible.



About the art prize

2021  was the 4th Rutherglen Tastes of Art Prize. Following success from previous years, we are retaining our Youth Award, for artists up to 18 years of age. Artworks entered into the prize  as always were available for sale, with 14% of artworks sold this year.

2021 prize judge

The 2021 prize was judged by the talented and renowned Wangaratta local, Dianne Mangan.

Dianne has had a lifelong love of art, expressed through both being a maker and working in the art world and is currently the gallery director at  Off Centre Gallery +Studio. Prior to this Dianne was Gallery Director at the Wangaratta Art Gallery for over 18 years.


Painting/mixed media prize winner - Do Noble ‘Afternoon Warmth’

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Photos:  Thank you – Toni Harris and Alex Campbell


Congratulations to 2021 prize category winners:

3D small artwork
Beatrice Magalotti with ‘Belongings’ (bronze)

         Highly commended  – Linda Lees with  ‘Descendant’  (ceramic)

Youth Awards
Serena Barry  with ‘Ocean Utopia’
Josie Beattie with ‘Here Fishy Fishy’

Photography ( Landscape) 
Yvonne Schnelle with ‘Forest in Lake Eyre’

          Highly Commended: Jypsie Cronan with  ‘Purple Rain’

Photography ( Creative) 
Toni Harris with ‘ Hairy Panic Project image no 11.3’

Work on paper
Anita Lawrence with ‘ Middle Ground -Dusk’

           Highly commended:Kathy Holmes with ‘Attica’ 1/18 (collagraph print)

Painting/ Mixed Media
Therese King with ‘ Banksia’
Do Noble with ‘Afternoon Warmth’

           Highly commended:
           Tamika Leeds with ‘Mt Pilatus ( oil on canvas)
           Joy Schmidt with ‘Rivergum’ ( oil and pencil on canvas)

Other Awards

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – $250 prize Emily Thomas with Sunset at Warby Ranges

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Event in the press

Rutherglen Tastes of Art Prize boasts record entries at Rutherglen Memorial Hall | The Border Mail

Rutherglen Tastes of Art Prize just a sample of festive Labour Day weekend| The Border Mail

Rutherglen Tastes of Art Prize returns to Memorial Hall over Autumn| The Border Mail


Our 2021 Sponsors

Arts Rutherglen would like to thank all of the following for their sponsorship, donations and support: