Art of Sydney 2018


The Art of Sydney Awards Exhibition

25 – 28 January 2018 at the Australian National Maritime Museum

Judge: Mr Kasey Sealy

To see all awards: Art of Sydney 2018 Awards Catalogue



The Art Scene Award


“Ready for Departure” by John Perkins

Judge’s comment “A nicely composed and balanced painting, good control of light and atmosphere, full of good form and subtle modelling. Technique and brushwork nicely done.”


The Delaney Kelly Golding Award for Oil, or Acrylic painted as Oil Paintings

WINNER  “Lady Northcott Ferry, Circular Quay” by Steve Jannar

Judge’s Comment“Interesting composition and concept. Well painted with some well observed detail.”


The Professionals Les Debreczeni Award for  9” x 5” Paintings

WINNER –  “The Rose Arbour” by Nola Tegel

Judge’s Comment – “Nice light and composition, painted from the heart. Good tone.”


The Delaney Kelly Golding Award for Abstract Paintings

WINNER  – “Colour of the Day” by Susanna Chen Chow

Judge’s Comment“Nice pattern and colour harmony, also good paint texture that makes for an interesting surface quality.”


The Gold Leaf Framing and CASS Award for Drawing and Mixed Media

WINNER – “Comfortable Connection” by Joy Myers Creed

Judge’s Comment –“Nicely drawn and composed with a little mystery to it – good colour harmony as well.”


The Australian Maritime Museum Award for Water Medium Paintings

WINNER –  “Collectors Corner” by Gloria Galvin

Judges Comment – “A complex watercolour nicely composed and good use of the paper to give light and transparency.”


The Jaguar Removals Award for Miniature Paintings

WINNER – “Afternoon Visit” by Madeleine Szymanski

Judge’s Comment“Beautifully drawn and detailed, full of mystery for a very small painting.”