Judges


FINE ART

  Andrew Przygonski   Unearthing personal memories, connecting to the environment or commenting on current affairs, Andrea’s work emerges in many ways through print, textiles, installation, artist books, mixed media, sculpture and new media. She has a diverse and complicated vocabulary of colour, form, materiality and construction and applies each thoughtfully, depending on the subject matter.   Driven to explore new methods of expression, Przygonski has recently completed a research degree at University of South Australia, examining serial iteration as a creative strategy in the context of her personal experiences while living in Chicago USA during 2012 and 2013. Her distinctive abstract works have taken a twist into disruptive patterning and camouflage in both two and three-dimensional space as she attempts to negotiate her experiences and her own cultural landscape.   Andrea studied at Adelaide Central School of Art, Adelaide College of the Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago and University of South Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Visual Art and a Masters in Visual Art. She currently lectures in printmaking at University of South Australia and works from her Adelaide-based studio Little Sparrow.   Her work is held in numerous public and private collections including the Art Gallery of South Australia, Print Council of Australia, Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Westminster College, Can-son Australia, State Library of Victoria, University of SA, University of Adelaide’s University Collections and the Brooklyn Art Library, New York. Photo Credit: Alex Makeyev. 

Andrew Przygonski

Unearthing personal memories, connecting to the environment or commenting on current affairs, Andrea’s work emerges in many ways through print, textiles, installation, artist books, mixed media, sculpture and new media. She has a diverse and complicated vocabulary of colour, form, materiality and construction and applies each thoughtfully, depending on the subject matter. 

Driven to explore new methods of expression, Przygonski has recently completed a research degree at University of South Australia, examining serial iteration as a creative strategy in the context of her personal experiences while living in Chicago USA during 2012 and 2013. Her distinctive abstract works have taken a twist into disruptive patterning and camouflage in both two and three-dimensional space as she attempts to negotiate her experiences and her own cultural landscape. 

Andrea studied at Adelaide Central School of Art, Adelaide College of the Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago and University of South Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Visual Art and a Masters in Visual Art. She currently lectures in printmaking at University of South Australia and works from her Adelaide-based studio Little Sparrow. 

Her work is held in numerous public and private collections including the Art Gallery of South Australia, Print Council of Australia, Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Westminster College, Can-son Australia, State Library of Victoria, University of SA, University of Adelaide’s University Collections and the Brooklyn Art Library, New York. Photo Credit: Alex Makeyev. 

  Sandra Starkey   A printmaker employing a variety of tech-niques including monotype, etching, screen printing and relief. Her work investigates themes of animal and human cohabitation, the elemental nature of landscape and the clash of culture and wildness.   Sandra spent most of her professional life living and working in the United States and was awarded a Masters of Fine Arts from San Jose State University in 1991. She subsequently taught printmaking in the California university system and ran the print access facility Magpie Studios.   Her art making and teaching continued after she returned to Adelaide in 2007. She works out of Magpie Studios South.   Sandra exhibits both nationally and internationally and you can see examples of her work on her website, and in an upcoming exhibition, Sister City Prints in March at West Gallery, Thebarton, Adelaide. 

Sandra Starkey

A printmaker employing a variety of tech-niques including monotype, etching, screen printing and relief. Her work investigates themes of animal and human cohabitation, the elemental nature of landscape and the clash of culture and wildness. 

Sandra spent most of her professional life living and working in the United States and was awarded a Masters of Fine Arts from San Jose State University in 1991. She subsequently taught printmaking in the California university system and ran the print access facility Magpie Studios. 

Her art making and teaching continued after she returned to Adelaide in 2007. She works out of Magpie Studios South. 

Sandra exhibits both nationally and internationally and you can see examples of her work on her website, and in an upcoming exhibition, Sister City Prints in March at West Gallery, Thebarton, Adelaide. 


Photography

  Pete Dobre   A professional landscape photographer for over 30 years, Pete has self-published 22 photographic books on most parts of South Australia. His photographic workshops that are run all over Australia and overseas are very sought after. Pete is an ex-school teacher who loves to help people to get more out of their photography. Pete gets invited to speak at events all over Australia to talk about his pas-sion for the art of landscape photography. We are very pleased to have Pete with us to conduct our ‘Landscapes of the Yorkes’ photography workshop for our local photographers. 

Pete Dobre

A professional landscape photographer for over 30 years, Pete has self-published 22 photographic books on most parts of South Australia. His photographic workshops that are run all over Australia and overseas are very sought after. Pete is an ex-school teacher who loves to help people to get more out of their photography. Pete gets invited to speak at events all over Australia to talk about his pas-sion for the art of landscape photography. We are very pleased to have Pete with us to conduct our ‘Landscapes of the Yorkes’ photography workshop for our local photographers. 

  Merv Simmons   From a young age I have had a keen interest in Photography but the coming of the digital age has allowed me to foster that interest more deeply. Since using digital equipment I have successfully shown images at several country shows and in 2012 gained the most acceptances in Novice Classes at the Adelaide Royal. In more recent years I have sold prints at the Royal and local exhibitions. For the last few years I have been a member of the SAPF Country Judges panel judging Club competitions from across the state. I believe competitions and exhibitions are a great way to enhance one’s photographic skills preferring to see and display photos with minimal computer enhancing or manipulation. 

Merv Simmons

From a young age I have had a keen interest in Photography but the coming of the digital age has allowed me to foster that interest more deeply. Since using digital equipment I have successfully shown images at several country shows and in 2012 gained the most acceptances in Novice Classes at the Adelaide Royal. In more recent years I have sold prints at the Royal and local exhibitions. For the last few years I have been a member of the SAPF Country Judges panel judging Club competitions from across the state. I believe competitions and exhibitions are a great way to enhance one’s photographic skills preferring to see and display photos with minimal computer enhancing or manipulation. 


SCULPTURE

  Antoinette McLean   A retired teacher residing at Rogues Point with her husband . Antoinette taught at the Ardrossan Area School for 25 years. During her teaching career, she was able to use her artistic skills in the classroom. An avid painter using watercolour, pastels and oils, also work-ing with sculptures in clay. Some of these are displayed in her garden and she has attended many workshops in all mediums and accessed books and art galleries to increase my knowledge of art. 

Antoinette McLean

A retired teacher residing at Rogues Point with her husband . Antoinette taught at the Ardrossan Area School for 25 years. During her teaching career, she was able to use her artistic skills in the classroom. An avid painter using watercolour, pastels and oils, also work-ing with sculptures in clay. Some of these are displayed in her garden and she has attended many workshops in all mediums and accessed books and art galleries to increase my knowledge of art. 

  Terry Dolman   A retired art teacher, graduated from the South Australian School of Arts and the Marleston School of Wool and Textiles. Majoring in textiles and sculpture with his teaching being mostly in textiles, both sculpture and wearable works. 

Terry Dolman

A retired art teacher, graduated from the South Australian School of Arts and the Marleston School of Wool and Textiles. Majoring in textiles and sculpture with his teaching being mostly in textiles, both sculpture and wearable works.