Creativity stuns the judges

Tomboye artist Linda Dening gazes at her winning work ‘Hairbrush’

Tomboye artist Linda Dening gazes at her winning work ‘Hairbrush’

Sydney Living Museums today (Friday) announced that Tomboye artist Linda Dening has won first prize in this year’s prestigious Meroogal Women’s Art Prize.

The winners were announced at a special exhibition preview event at Nowra’s historic house and ceramics, works on paper, paintings, textiles and the creativity of female artists past and present were also celebrated as part of the Meroogal Women’s Art Prize.

Ms Dening’s work ‘Hairbrush’ was one of the record 170 entries and 39 works from 41 artists were shortlisted.

Selected works will be displayed throughout the house and garden in a biennial exhibition which runs until January 28.

The second prize was awarded to Sydney artist Vita Cochran for ‘Meroogal Sampler’ and third prize to Lisa Maris McDonell from Wollongong for ‘Women’s Work’.

Full details will appear in Wednesday’s South Coast Register.

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