Online Gallery for Camberwell Art Show
Commencing in August, the 2020 Camberwell Art Show has been re-imagined as an online gallery in light of COVID-19 restrictions. The annual art show is typically held in the Glenferrie precinct from late June to early July.
The Camberwell Art Show is organised by the Camberwell Rotary Club to promote and encourage the artist community and raise funds for the rotary club's local, regional and international projects. The art show began in 1966 and since 2013 has been held at Swinburne University and is an event enjoyed locally.
With large gatherings restricted due to the pandemic, the rotary club has adapted and created an online art gallery where featured artworks can be viewed and purchased. Unlike the usual week-long art show, this art gallery will be online from August until November. Each month will feature approximately 100 paintings and monthly themes with all artists chosen and invited to exhibit their work by the Camberwell Art Show Committee.
The August gallery features the art show's 'Ten Best Artists'; September is the 'Showcase Art Gallery'; October will display the best of Cheltenham's 'Without Pier Gallery'; and November will feature the best of 'Boroondara Artists'. The November 'Boroondara Artists' will be the only judged show and the winner will receive an exhibition of their own to be held at the Hawthorn Arts Centre in 2021.
The online gallery can be viewed and artwork is available to purchase at camberwellartshow.org.au. Viewers are also invited to enter the 'Viewers' Choice Award' to win $500 by voting on a favourite painting each month. The Camberwell Art Show Committee hopes to be back to their usual format in full force next year, but until then the online gallery will be sure to spark joy for many from the comfort of home.