Glenside Lions Arts Show

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The Glenside Lions Arts Show is an annual art show and competition that is held in the City of Burnside Ballroom and presented by the Lions Club of Glenside.

The Art Show is an annual event, held in May at the Burnside Ballroom and has been running most successfully for over 23 years. A wide selection of over 400 works of art are displayed and once again the club looks forward to strong support from the local and wider community.

Overall this event has raised approximately $300,000 for community projects in the Burnside Council area as well as outside groups providing services to the wider community.

The funds raised come from commissions on sold works of art as well as entrance fees, opening night tickets and raffles of paintings.

Past beneficiaries have included:

  • HeartKids
  • Cystic Fibrosis South Australia Inc
  • SPELD Inc
  • Mary Potter Foundation
  • RDNS Foundation
  • Burnside CFS
  • Burnside Mobile Library
  • Operation Flinders
  • Lions Hearing Dogs
  • Eastwood Community Centre 

The Art show, as well as providing funds for worthwhile causes also gives opportunity for both established and emerging artists to show off their talents. The show receives good support and positive feedback from artists and the community.

The event is run by Lions members and their partners as well as volunteers from the various charities which the event supports year by year. The club receives sponsorship from many local businesses in the Burnside Village with the Village management also providing space to preview some of the artwork a few weeks prior to the event.

The City of Burnside provides major support for this event by providing the $3000 prize money for the painting that is judged to be the best in the show. The prize winning painting for each art show is acquisitive and becomes part of the City of Burnside's Official Corporate Art Collection. Other cash prizes are donated by Ros Neale Real Estate. 

In 2016 the beneficiary is Legacy SA.

Glenside Lions Club Art Show Winners - May 2016

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PRIZE WINNERS GLENSIDE LIONS ART SHOW 2016
City of Burnside Prize $3000 (Acquisitive)
Lisa Ingerson for ‘Irene’, Mixed Media
Judges’ comments - Powerful works, great control of mixed media, engages with the viewer on a number of levels.
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'Irene' will be displayed behind the Customer Service Desk in the Atrium until next year.


Highly Commended ($100 each)
Marie Jonsson-Harrison for ‘San Francisco Dreaming’
Judges’ comments - Well known artist who produces colourful, humorous, naïve work. Great sense of humour

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Valli Palmgreen for ‘Lady in Chair’, Watercolour
Judges’ comments - Compositional, interesting, whimsical, John Brack quality
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 Carolyn Herbst for ‘Torrent’, Acrylic on Canvas
Judges’ comments - Strong, expressive, noisy work
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If you would like more information about the Glenside LionsArts Show you can either contact Art Show Chairman, Bruce Spangler on 0418 802 835 or brucesp@bigpond.com or Chris Meldrum on 0419 038 495 or 8373 2225 or meld.chris@bigpond.com.