Festival to celebrate ‘Jubilee Gold’

The 2019 winner of the Daffodil Art Prize, ‘Blooming’ – by Ute Koskie

‘Jubilee Gold’ is the celebration theme for Kyneton’s Daffodil and Arts Festival its 50th year in 2022 from September 1-11.

Gold for daffodils and gold to symbolise 50 years can inspire ideas for decorations for parade entries and Kyneton’s shops to reflect the theme.

The festival’s Daffodil Art Prize and Art Photography Prize will again give local artists and photographers the opportunity to exhibit their talents.

Original artworks containing daffodils entered in the Daffodil Art Prize will attract a prize of $500 with an additional $200 offered for the best watercolour in that competition in memory of the late Esther Rose, a two-time Art Prize winner.

The Art Photography Prize 2022, also open, will attract a prize of $250 with $100 prize for the runner-up.

Rhain DiPilla of the Old Auction House will assist with the exhibition, as in 2019, and will exhibit all of the art photography works at the gallery at 52-56 Mollison Street Kyneton during the festival.

The winners of Daffodil Art Prizes, along with the Art Photography Prizes and Rotary Youth Art Awards, will be announced at the opening of the festival on September 1 when daffodil art prize entries and winners of the photography competition will be exhibited.

Closing date for entry forms for Daffodil Art is August 24 and delivery of exhibits is not until August 31.

Guidelines and forms are now available for download from the festival’s website www.kynetondaffodilarts.org.au. Enquiries to 5422 2282.