AGL Port Stephens Art Competition & Exhibition

Congratulations to Lorna Bennett.

Lorna has won $2,000 as 1st prize for her acrylic painting

`The Lone Watchman’ in the AGL Port Stephens Art Competition.

Her painting features a lone bird on watch over a beautiful Port Stephens landscape with
bushland framing water views from Tomaree headland to Yacaaba and Cabbage Tree Island.

Photo: Henk Tobbe

The 2nd prize of $ 1,200 was awarded to
Lisa O’Donnell for `The last stand’.

A triptych acrylic of the beautiful trees of
Tomaree Peninsula.

Photo: Henk Tobbe

The 3rd prize of $800 was awarded to
Bev Mckinnon-Mathews for her work
‘Into the Burley Bucket’.

A collage of Gyotaku hand prints of local sea life.

Photo: Henk Tobbe

Competition Judge, Newcastle artist Paul Maher commented on the high quality of the entries
and the difficulties of his decision.

Three artworks received special commendations:
Diana Atkinson’s ‘Retain the Waterfront’,
Emma Bowen’s ‘Nelson Bay Baths 1935’,
Molly McCauley’s ‘Mullet Run’.

Click below to view the 2021 Competition Catalogue and purchase remaining works.
Purchase proceeds go to the artist with a modest 
commission going to support the TMA.


Photo: Henk Tobbe

Tomaree Museum Association generously supported by AGL,

staged the AGL Port Stephens Art Competition over the 2021 Christmas Holiday period

as a launch event for the Tomaree Museum Project, which aims to

develop a world class publicly owned Port Stephens Centre.

This multi-purpose cultural centre will comprise a Tomaree Regional Museum,

an Art and Cultural Centre, and a Multi-use Space for exhibitions and conferences.

The AGL Port Stephens Art Competition seeks to explore the heritage and
sustainability themes of the Tomaree Museum Project and the

artwork will help define the Port Stephens identity.

This AGL Port Stephens Art Competition and Exhibition represents a

wonderful collaborationbetween the Tomaree Museum Association,

AGL and the Port Stephens Community.

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