Clunes Ceramic Award

Winners have now been announced for the

2017 Clunes Ceramic Award

Winner $10,000:

Vanessa Lucas, Pearl Jugs

Commendation Award:

Cathy Franzi, Volcanic Plains, Flax Lily with Orchid

Recognition Awards:

Mollie Bosworth, Fragmentation

Diana Williams, The Bearer

Phillipa A Taylor, Weave Bowl

People's Choice Award:

Vipoo Srivalasa, Hmi Buddha (Bear Blossom)

Guest Judge: Amanda Dunsmore
Senior Curator
International Decorative Arts & Antiquities
National Gallery of Victoria


Exhibition open from Saturday 30 September to Sunday 15 October 2017

Open:  Thursday to Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm

Venue: Union Bank Artscentre, 22 Fraser Street,  Clunes, VIC  3370

Enquiries: 03 5345 3947

As an addition to the main exhibition this year, businesses in the main street of Clunes will host individual pieces from local ceramicists.

If you need accommodation in Clunes during the exhibition our preferred choices are our sponsors:

Union Bank Artscentre, 22 Fraser Street, Clunes:
Bookings via AAG on 04 3808 1301

RACV Goldfields Resort, 500 Midland Highway, Creswick
Reservations 5345 9600
If you are dining in Clunes we recommend:
  • Quigley & Clarke Cafe/Restaurant, Fraser Street, Clunes 0408 101 316
  • The National Hotel, Fraser Street, Clunes 03 5345 3005
  • Keebles Country House, Fraser Street, Clunes 03 5345 4011

The Clunes Ceramic Award is an initiative of Creative Clunes Inc. and is in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ballarat and the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum.

The winning artist's work will attract the total prize money of $10,000 contributed by the Hugh Williamson Foundation

This is an acquisitive prize.  In 2017, the work will be acquired by the Art Gallery of Ballarat.

The Runner Up receives a prize of $2,500 contributed by Terry Cocks and Family

A People's Choice Award to the value of $2,500 will be awarded and announced close to the conclusion of the exhibition.

Recognition Awards will be presented at the discretion of the judging panel and announced at the exhibition opening.

The Clunes Ceramic Award is a biennial event and was first held in 2009. The success of the first, and following, Award has ensured that The Clunes Ceramic Award will continue to develop as a respected and highly prized Regional Arts Event in the Australian state of Victoria.