Supporting Local Kids Mental Health. FIND Kernot. FIND your ART.

We leave a legacy

Things to know about The KernArt Prize:

  • The KernArt Prize leaves a legacy; the new lighting established in the Kernot Community Hall will shine for years to come. 

  • In January 2021, The KernArt Prize facilitated an online pastel workshop co-facilitated by a prominent artist and Clinical Psychologist promoting mental health, supporting our communities impacted by the 2020 bushfires, and promoting psychological recovery. 

  • In 2021, The KernArt Prize was able to donate funds to Kernot CFA to purchase additional mobile spotlighting, a practical and needed donation to acknowledge the efforts of our CFA volunteers. 

  • Temporarily paused in 2020, in 2021 The KernArt Prize went online, connecting through art even while communities were isolated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We returned to live exhibitions once again in 2022 and the community came together again to celebrate and embrace the enjoyment of great art.

But sadly, now the time has come to hang up the boots as our committee move on to other ventures.Thank you for all you have done in supporting us. It has been an honour to hold the KernArt Prize, the Biggest Little Show in Town, which gave so much to our community.

Thank you so much to every one of our sponsors:


Argyle Farmstead - Jim and Anne Duncan.

Alex Scott and Staff - Greg Kane.

Bass Coast Council.

Bassine Specialty Cheeses - Kaye Courtney

Bass Valley Landcare Group.

Bendigo Bank - Michael Scott.

Jordan Crugnale MP.

Designhound - Emmy Van Nimwegen.

Grantville Pharmacy - Julian Daffy.

Health Guard First Aid - Cheryl Connolly.

Kernot Food and Wine Store - Paul and Julie and then Julie, Phat and Steve.

Kernot Hall & Reserve Committee - Lisa Huitson.

Lions Club of Bass Valley - Ray Wallace and Lyn Renner.

Brian Paynter MP.

PHN Gippsland. 

S & P Heavy Mechanical Services - Patrick.

Smart Art - Janice Orchard.

The Gurdies Winery - Bruce and Wendy.

David and Marie Trigg.

Van Steensel Timbers - Steve.

Waterline News - Geoff Ellis.

Run by a group of dedicated Kernot locals

It takes many people to make a community event work. KernART was organised by a group of dedicated Kernot locals who value the importance of giving something back to the community. They included, Adam McLeod, Janice Orchard, Rob Parsons, Julie Johnston, Mandy Taylor, Paul Johnston and Emmy van Nimwegen.

2022 Sponsors

Thankyou to all of our sponsors for 2022.