The Art and Craft Exhibition
The Whitchurch Society held their annual
Art & Craft Exhibition 2018
at Whitchurch Village Hall,
Saturday 24th November - Sunday 25th November
This popular annual event was staged by The Whitchurch Society in Whitchurch
Village Hall over the weekend of 24th / 25th November.
There were 195 entries which is close to the record number of 218 entries in
2013. It was a very successful and sociable occasion which provided the
opportunity for everyone to see and share the results of creative talent in
our community. There was a wonderful variety of artwork, craftwork and
photographs from young and old, showing a very high standard. It was also
lovely to welcome new exhibitors to the show, and we hope they will continue
to enter in the years ahead.
This year's theme for the Joyce Voysey Prize was 'Dogs' which was very
popular with both the junior and adult exhibitors. The biggest surprise was
that a dog actually was awarded first prize in the Under 6 age group - the
judges were completely unaware that Harold Brazil was a dog! Colourful
displays of work by children at the Pre-School, the Primary School and the
This was the inaugural year for the Brazil Award. This category is for film or documentary or animation videos, no longer than 5 minutes in length. There were two qualifying entries by Scarlett and Tess Higley and the judges decided that they should be joint winners of this new Award.
Visitors enjoyed refreshments all weekend and meeting up with friends and neighbours before the prize-giving ceremony at 4-30pm on Sunday.
Congratulations to all the prize winners; a full list of these can be found
Very many thanks to all exhibitors and also to everyone who helped with the setting up, dismantling and running of the show, including serving the refreshments and making delicious cakes. Finally, my special thanks to Sarah Dixon, Wendy Ferguson, Jean-Marc Grosfort and Peter Smith who helped me in the planning stages and to the Whitchurch Society members who supported us.
The cups and awards that are presented every year to the winners of each category are described here and all winners (since 1972) are listed.