Two big stories for this blog update so I’ll have to choose which one to mention first.

I’ll make a decision and start with my exhibition.

The joint exhibition with Sue Hartley opened at West Cape Howe Wines last Thursday night. It was one hell of a day leading up to it. It was cold (snow was predicted on the nearby Stirling Range), wet and windy. So it was a great surprise to see people take the drive out of town to attend.

A couple of red dots got the evening off to a nice start and everyone enjoyed the log fire, the food and the new-release wines that were on offer.

Thanks to West Cape Howe and to everyone who came along and made it a great night.

The exhibition is part of the Southern Art & Craft Trail which includes exhibitions right across the Great Southern.

In other news, I took out first prize at the 2012 Plantagenet Art Prize with my studio painting Knight’s Canola.

Artist, John Greeuw and Andy Dolphin

That’s me, on the right, with judge John Greeuw. And here’s the painting…

Knight’s Canola 

37x50cm oil on board.  
© Andy  Dolphin

I want to thank the Plantagenet Shire for their continued support of the annual event and the Plantagenet Arts Council who put in a lot effort to get the exhibition together. There’s some great work on show, including a wonderful exhibit of art from students of Mount Barker Community College and an amazing display of fantasy pieces from the local pottery group.