This exhibition has now closed. Please see full list of winners below and click here to see our 2020 finalists. The next annual WOOF! Art Prize will take place in September 2021

8th annual WOOF Art Prize and exhibition | 27 September – 12 October 2020

This exhibition celebrates dogs, big and small, and the special companionship they offer. There are over 80 dog-inspired artworks by artists of all ages specialising in drawing, painting and sculpture.

Congratulations to our winners:

This year’s judge, Artist Harrie Fasher, has announced the winners across these categories: Adult, Youth, Child and Sculpture via video on our Facebook page

First Prize | Zoe Alderton | The Family Bardsworth
Highly Commended | Xandra Connelley – Toffee is glued to the television
Highly Commended | Rose Maria Coelho-Hills – Making Memories: after Maria Vieira da Silva

Youth | 12-17 years
First Prize | Alice Oxenbridge – Monte Dog
Highly Commended | Elizabeth Christoforidis – Riley
Highly Commended | Emma Kate Mitchelmore – A woof for Kloof

Child | 5-11 years
First Prize | Cerys Blagg – Ziggy
Highly Commended | Charley Fethers – Waiting for a Treat
Highly Commended | Cassandra Gee – Ruby Thinking
Highly Commended | Timofey Sakalouski – Joy!

Sculpture Award
First Prize | Kara Pryor – Steve
Highly Commended | Jenny Holland – Peggy

The Derivan People’s Choice Award
First Prize | Cassandra Gee – Ruby Thinking
Highly Commended | Alex Brownlee – The Confidant
Highly Commended | Amelia Rand – Phinny

Congratulations to our class winners:

Fun with Art Abby Micallef
Discovering Art Lachlan Brown
Exploring Art Anthony Kan
Cartooning Anya Wegrzyn
Painting for Teens Eosie Chatterjee
Ceramics Shanya Ditkaew

Congratulations to all selected finalists:

Child Category (5-11 years)

Cerys Blagg – Ziggy
Saskia Bruce-Gilchrist – Opposites
Delilah Cahill – Maxie
Taj Cahill – Prince
Piper De Celis – Murphy
Lior Drimer – Doggy in the park
Mariam El Jamal – Blue Dalmation
Charley Fethers – Waiting for a Treat
Sunni Gascoigne – Australian Sheepdog
Cassandra Gee – Ruby Thinking
Cassandra Gee – Ruby
Charli Gordon – Goldy girl
Erica Hyland – Snowey and Erica
Erin Hyland – Jasper
Holly Johnston – Canine Hero
Emma Lugtenburg – My furry friends
Emma Lugtenburg Ruby – my trusted friends
Brooke Martin – My dog Harvey
Georgia McNee – Brownie
Isabella McNee -Jack
Grace Moores – Dogs on the loose
Maxim Papic – Sammy
Nyah Portingale – Interrupted Sleep
Timofey Sakalouski – Joy!
Jaya Schatzmann-Wood – Sausage Dog
Lucy Stoddard – Bree with sausage
Sophia Wannous Zafiriou – Lilly and Spots

Youth Category (12-17 years)

Harry Board – Nosey
Elizabeth Christoforidis – Riley
Alex De Angelis – Hero
Hudsyn Gordon – Shaggy on shaggy
Teddy Harricks – Lenny
Eve Hunter – Wombat
Hannah Lane – Our Boy
Emma Kate Mitchelmore – A woof for Kloof
Alice Oxenbridge – Monte Dog
Amelia Rand – Phinny
Nikolai Sakalouski – Rendered Dog

Adult Category

Julianne Abercrombie – Apollo September 11 search and rescue hero
Julianne Abercrombie – Bongo
Mark Ackling – Koda
Zoe Alderton – The Family Bardsworth
Michelle Allan – Contented
Kate Barnes – I’m all ears
Cecily Black – Bill and Ben
Alex Brownlee – The Confidant
Brooke Cameron – My Ces
Deborah Campbell – Reggie, King of the Rescues
Rose Maria Coelho-Hills – Making Memories: after Maria Vieira da Silva
Eddie Collins – Sodapop
Rosalind Collins – King Kendrick Cocker 'Living my best life'
Josephine Comb – Maisie Moo
Xandra Connelley – Toffee is glued to the television
Gayle Daniels – Zoe
Lidia Edwards – Penny
Emma Foster – Rex
Damian Gascoigne – Blue Sheepdog
Gina Grave – Ralph and the Moose
Elizabeth Hafer – Angel
Chris Haldane – The Eyes Say It All
Jenny Holland – Peggy
Clare Hooper - Celebration
Erica Jobling – Juno dreams
Erica Jobling – Still Life with Juno
Judith Johnson – Minnie the Ragamuffin
Minal karim – Canine Compassion
Marcia Kelly – Khloe
Liza Kirillov – Having A Ball
Georgina Lagos – Dog
Margaret Lopez – Last stand Rocky Boy Feb 2004 – Aug 2020
Kelly-Anne Love – Puppy Love
Ellen McCalmont – one still moment
Joan Minns – Pedro
Victoria Monk – Hazza Madazza
Sally Mowbray – Layla and the Wonderful Smell of Breakfast
Susie Murphie – Graceful Girl
Rory O’Brien – Pink floof
Eve Pitt – Bathing Beauty
Kara Pryor – Steve
Janet Selby – Benji, the Ball and the Bin Chicken
Janet Selby – The Moon, The Frisbee: Dog Wags Tail
Brendon Stewart – Joey Stands his Ground
Anna Tebar – Bruno
Bernadette Trela – Help me I’ve got a Kelpie.
Julie Truer – My Doggie Tin
Cath Wadling – Ninja
Geraldine Wallace – Love Teddy
Cheryl Williams – Dutch
Katrina Young – Smith & Archie

2020 Judge is Harrie Fasher

Dog lover, artist and sculptor Harrie Fasher was born in Sydney, in 1977. She graduated from the College of Fine Art with a Bachelor of Design in 2004, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in Sculpture from the National Art School in 2010. She undertook mentorships in Bronze casting in Australia and the UK. Harrie recently moved her studio to Portland NSW; it is now housed in the workshops of the Foundations (formerly the Portland Cement Works). Her work, embodies tension and movement, is reknown for its distinct raw language. Harrie utilises both abstraction and figurative form, predominately the horse and more recently the human figure, to convey her message. The sculptures are three-dimensional drawings that elicit an emotional response from the viewer. The ‘mental and physical power of the horse’ is intrinsic to Fasher’s work and belies her history as an equestrian athlete. Her sculptures display an innate knowledge of the physical and gestural nuances of the horse, and the unique bond between horse and human.

Harrie Fasher is represented in Sydney by King Street Gallery

Thank you to our dog loving sponsors:

We are delighted to be supporting Monika's Doggie Rescue with a donation of $5 from every entry.