A Good Cause


The KernART Prize


Funds raised by The KernART Prize will be donated Bass Coast Health.  KernART is working with Bass Coast Health to raise funds for the children of people with Mental Health issues, making sure that kids don't miss out on all the opportunities that life can give them.


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The Decision

The Ultimate Prize 

Additional Prizes

Our 2019 KernART Judge is RAY DAHLSTROM

Ray and his family were survivors of the horrific Black Saturday bushfires which ravaged the state of Victoria in February 2009. The fire totally destroyed the family property at Steels Creek in the Yarra Valley. Included in Ray's loss were his supply of art materials and about 100 paintings, completed over 25 years of painting in the valley.

On re-establishing at Inverloch in South Gippsland, Studio 40 was set up in a restored shed on the 40 acre property. The local environments had always been a feature of Ray's work, so the rugged coast, sandy beaches and changing seasons have been major influences on his work. In recent times, Ray's work has been affected by the dramatic influences of climate change on the environment.

"My art should have something to say about the effect of climate change on the environment. It's OK to create pretty pictures, but it's more important to me now to get people thinking about the big issues which affect all of our futures." Ray Dahlstrom.



The winner of the KernART prize will receive $1000-

The art can be from any form or category. 

This award comes with thanks to our first prize sponsor, Gippsland Primary Health Network.







Second Prize, will receive $500-
          The art can again be from any form or category.   Prize courtesy of Grantville & District Bendigo Community Bank.

Third Prize, will receive $300-

          The art can again be from any form or category.  Prize courtesy Waterline News.

'Animalia' Award, $200-

          The art can again be from any form or category but must feature an animal, Prize courtesy of David & Maree Trigg

Novice Award, (have never won an award in an art show) will receive $50-  
          The art can again be from any form or category.  Prize courtesy of Smart Art.

The Peoples Choice Award, will receive $50-  

          The art can again be from any form or category. 

'Junior KernART Prize' (open to children under 16), will receive $50- courtesy Kernot Food & Wine Store.

          The art can again be from any form or category.