SHOUT opens to a full (and loud) house

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

On Friday July 13th Illustrators Australia's much loved homage to the Heidelberg School's famous paintings on little wooden cigar boxes returned for the 20th time at Collingwood Gallery.

With nearly 120 participating artists from all over Australia, SHOUT showcases digital artists for the first time in the show’s history. With so many artists comes so many colours and flavours of illustrations. From digital paintings, to interactive artworks, to collages and scented carvings, SHOUT celebrates the innovation that Australian illustrators have to offer.

There’s a lot to shout about if you are an illustrator. Your life, your passions, your art, your skills and talents. There’s no need to be humble – talking about and celebrating your craft means putting yourself out there and being noticed.

SHOUT’s opening night saw a full house, packed with food, booze and relaxed networking with creatives, industry reps and general art buyers and appreciators. A silent auction saw many artworks sold on the night, but the exposure from the exhibition, held at the high-profile Collingwood Gallery, will benefit all.

We’d like to thank our generous sponsors – Winsor & NewtonPenguin Random House, ProcreateImage Science & The Jacky Winter Group

Prizes awarded on the night included:                                 

Jacky Winter Portfolio Assessment Prize awarded to Adrienne Barrett for A Walk in the Park

Penguin Portfolio Assessment Prize awarded to Simon Howe for Albatross and Sinead Hanley for Relax                 

Best Student Illustration Prize (Winsor & Newton/Liquitex Prize pack) awarded to Sarah Loo for Uncontainable

Best Traditional Illustration Prize (Image Science voucher, Winsor & Newton/Liquitex Experience) awarded to Julia Novella for Attack of the Rat

Best Digital Illustration Prize (A year’s worth of Jacky Winter ‘Through the Looking Glass’ Digital Drawing Workshops) awarded to Sonia Kretschmar for Shout Back

One more award remains – People's Choice! Make sure to vote for your favourite illustration when you visit SHOUT. The winner will be announced via Facebook and the IA August newsletter.

The night was a great success, and we couldn’t have done it without our dedicated committee, volunteers and members. The tide raises all boats, and as a peer-run support network we wouldn’t be function without our community. Thank you to Camilo, Matthew Broughton, Amelia Bowen, Lucy Gow, Leah Hume, Melanie Miles, Annabelle Hale and Andrew McIntosh.

IA would also like to thank:

  • Deon at Print on Wood for a great price and wonderful work printing our digital entries
  • Pete at CUB for supplying beer and cider
  • Mark at Collingwood Gallery for hosting us once again

SHOUT is open Tues-Sun, 12-5PM, at the Collingwood Gallery. Find the Facebook event here and the gallery of pics from opening night here.