The five wining township artworks can now be found as ceramic travel cups and mugs available at Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre.
Meet the wonderful local artists behind each design, and discover the inspiration for their artwork below:
Shepparton winner: Kat Parker
Kat's Cup and Mug design is available at the Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre. See the full design below:
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Kat Parker is an emerging artist based in Shepparton. In 2021, graduated from RMIT with a Bachelor of Fine Art, specialising in printmaking. After growing up in regional Victoria, it took her moving to Melbourne to attend university to realise the extent to which she took nature for granted. This initiated an interest in the dysfunctional relationship humanity has with nature. Her practice aims to encourage an appreciation for, and love of, nature through printmaking and paper art processes.
Kat’s recent exhibitions include Geelong Gallery’s 2023 Geelong Acquisitive Print Awards; Northern Beaches Artists’ Book Award 2023 Exhibition at Manly Art Gallery; SAM Open 2023: Home at Shepparton Art Museum; Interwoven at the South Australian Museum and Open Print Exchange 2021/2022, an international touring exhibition. She was also a recipient of the Fire Station Print Studio’s Graduate Print Access Prize, resulting in an exhibition Centred in the Here and Now.
Mooroopna winner: Anni Jane Linklater
Anni's Cup and Mug design is available at the Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre. See the full design below:
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Tatura winner: Karren Pollerd
Karren's Cup and Mug design is available at the Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre. See the full design below:
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Karren has been living in Tatura for the past 5 years, which she considers a ‘great little town’. She’s a Visual Arts teacher at a secondary college in Greater Shepparton, but doesn’t call herself an artist. She love’s art and is passionate about it, but feels that never find the time to make art herself.
Dookie winner: Stephanie Taylor
Stephanie's Cup and Mug design is available at the Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre. See the full design below:
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Stephanie Taylor embarked on her artistic journey as a young girl where her Indigenous heritage and close relationship with her non-Indigenous grandmother helped shape her passion for arts and crafts.
Stephanie's work explores themes of anxiety, depression, healing, and reconnection, using art as therapy to navigate personal challenges. She works with diverse mediums, from painting, to weaving and crochet, blending meticulous planning with spontaneity.
Stephanie's vibrant colours evoke warmth and happiness, while her artwork tells stories of her experiences and the healing power of art. As a dedicated mother, she hopes to obtain an art therapy certification and establish her own business to support individuals in their healing journeys, particularly within the Indigenous community.
Through her art, Stephanie aims to inspire others to use creativity as a means of healing and personal growth.
Murchison winner: Katelyn Trevaskis
Katelyn's Cup and Mug design is available at the Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre. See the full design below:
Katelyn is 15 years old and currently studying Year 10 in Greater Shepparton. Her dream is to one day make a living from her art, and she aspires to use it to make a difference and have a positive impact in the world. With a love of everything art and space related, and having spent most of her life in Murchison, it only felt right to Katelyn to depict this incredible historical Murchison event as her entry for the competition. Kaitlyn absolutely loves the rich history of the town, and is inspired by what this event means to the rest of the world, and also by her own fond memories formed in the town.