Bruny Bird Festival - Art Exhibition

Dennes Point Hall - North Bruny Island
Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th March 2022 ( 10am - 5pm each day )
Free - Donations appreciated, bookings not required

2018 Art Exhibition Art Exhibition 2018 1 Art Exhibition 2018 Opening with Kerry and Daniel Art Exhibition 2018 2

Artist in Residence - Lois Bury

Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th March 2022 ( 10am - 3pm each day )

We are very proud to have Lois Bury as our Artist in Residence during the Bruny Island Bird Festival.  When you visit the Art Exhibition at the Dennes Point Hall you will find Lois working on a bird painting during the festival.  She is generously allowing guests to watch her at work and ask her questions about her art and her techniques.

Lois is a self-taught bird artist and illustrator, showcasing her work with large artworks on canvas, miniature oils, posters, cards and (to-date) seven children's books.  Her latest illustrated book of ’The Way of the Weedy Seadragon’ author Anne Morgan, publisher CSIRO, won the picture book section of the Whitley Award from the Royal Zoological Society of NSW. 
Lois Bury Profile Pic Lois Bury 1 Lois Bury 3 Lois Bury 4 Lois Bury 5 Lois Bury 2

Enter the Art Exhibition!
The submission date for applications has passed, if you would like to discuss a late entry, please email

All art mediums are welcome "Sculpture, Photography, Print, Drawing, Painting, Collage, Mixed Media ......... as long as it reflect the theme of Bruny Island birds and all birds depicted are those that can be seen on Bruny Island.  ( For a Bird list of Bruny Island Birds - click here )

The Art exhibitions at the previous festivals have been a visual delight and a popular feature of the festival. 

In 2022 the exhibition will be held in the Dennes Point Village Hall. Doors will open 10am to 5pm

People's Choice Award: Once again there will be a (hotly contested) people's choice award with a prize to be announced. 
Vote at the festival until midday on Sunday.  Winner announced at the Sunday night event.

Wendy Balding Grey Currajongs - Bruny Island Bird Festival -  People's Choice Winner 2018 Winner of 2018 People's Choice Award
Wendy Balding 'Grey Currajong"
Rod Hartvigsen - Bruny Island Bird Festival - People's Choice Winer 2016
Rod Hartvigsen - winner of 2016 People's Choice Award for 'Wave Rider" - photograph on canvas.


Friday March 11th - Last date for entries

Friday March 18th - Deliver artworks to Dennes Point Village Hall ( Time TBC )

Thursday March 17th - Off Island exhibitors deliver works to Bruny Island Gateway Cafe at Kettering.

Friday March 25th -  Exhibition opens 10 am

Monday March 28th - Artists must pick up unsold artworks between 1pm and 4pm

We are looking forward to your entries for another great Bird Festival Exhibition!


  • Images and art works must reflect the theme of Bruny Island birds and all birds depicted must be those that can be seen on Bruny Island. (A comprehensive bird list can be accessed here )
  • Entry is open but the number of framed artworks and sculptures is restricted to four per person
  • Other items may be submitted to replace any sold
  • A 10% commission will be charged on the sale of artwork
  • The entry fee is $20 for up to 4 items
  • Exhibiting artists living on Bruny Island are asked to participate in staffing the exhibition.
  • Photographic images must be a minimum A5 (15x20cm) and framed or mounted on stiff board with name, title and price provided on reverse
  • All framed and heavier items must be fitted with hooks and wire ready for hanging and labeled
  • Sculptures must be able to fit on a small plinth, or be free standing and be labeled
  • A retail space will be available for the sale of unframed artworks (min A5 -max A3 size) FOR EXHIBITORS ONLY
  • Each piece must be provided in a clear protective sleeve & clearly priced and labeled
  • Please include an itemised list of prints - either on the entry form or send by email at a later date
  • Works, sold and paid for, may be taken during the Exhibition if necessary
  • All works submitted must be CLEARLY labeled on the reverse side and include artist's name, title, selling price, and print edition (if relevant)
  • All wrapping must be clearly labelled for repackaging of artworks
  • The exhibition committee endeavours to show all works during the exhibition, however, due to possible limited space, work will be selected with the criteria of the over all exhibition in mind.
  • Work will be arranged and hung by the exhibition committee
  • Each exhibitor will be allocated exhibition space that in the opinion of the exhibition committee is appropriate to the individual work and to the presentation of the overall exhibition.
  • The exhibition committee reserves the right to withhold from exhibiting any work that it deems to be in their opinion unsuitable in subject or quality.
  • The exhibition committee will exercise all reasonable care when handling art works but cannot be responsible for the loss or damage of any works whilst in their custody. Exhibitors are responsible for insuring their works against loss or damage when in care of the committee or in transit
  • Children’s work will be happily accepted provided conditions of entry are met.