Rosie hopes to catch judges’ eyes

Rosie Gordon (right) and Mariana Barrios with some of the works that have been submitted for the Byron Arts Classic.
Rosie Gordon (right) and Mariana Barrios with some of the works that have been submitted for the Byron Arts Classic.
In 2000, Byron Bay artist Rosie Gordon won the People’s Choice award at the Byron Bay Easter Arts Classic.

This year the 27-year-old is hoping to again catch the judges’ eyes at the Byron Arts Classic which opens today (Jan 7) and continues until January 11 at the Byron Bay Community Centre.

Rosie has submitted a large charcoal drawing titled ‘Boy and His Father’.

“The arts classic is a great opportunity for artists to showcase their works,” Rosie said.

“It’s a great way to get your name out into the community and I am also helping to organise the event.”

Judges for the classic will include Peter Powditch, Melitta Firth and Jill Eddington.

With more than 360 entries in four art categories and $10,000 worth of prizes on offer, Melitta, Peter and Jill will have their work cut out.

The results of the judges’ deliberations will be announced at the opening night event, ‘Celebrating our Creativity’, tomorrow night (Jan 8) from 6pm.

Arts classic committee member Samaya Zakay said she was excited about the event.

“The response has been just brilliant,” she said.

“This region is full of incredibly talented artists who have the freedom to create their own expressions.”

Everyone is welcome to join in the celebrations, which will be led by the ever-funny Mandy Nolan.

Entry is $10.

From more information call Samaya 0414596326 or

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