Eve Fetherstonhaugh receives her award from Mayor Margaret O’Rourke.

YOUNG and emerging artists have won acclaim as part of the City of Greater Bendigo’s 2019 Raw Arts Awards.

This year’s awards attracted 117 entries from local young people aged from 10 to 25 years of age with the aim of showcasing and fostering the talents and artistic pursuits of young people in the region.

Mayor Margaret O’Rourke announced the winners at an evening presentation at The Capital last week, with winners in each category receiving a $1000 cash prize, while $250 cash was awarded to highly commended artists.

Cr O’Rourke said the awards and exhibition provide an opportunity for young people to profile their work, receive public and financial recognition and support further studies in their chosen arts field.

The Raw Arts Awards are now in their 22nd year, and winners were once again recognised in four categories: visual arts, literature, digital media and performing arts. 

This year’s winners are:

Performing Arts Scholarship

Winner: Jessica Chalmers

Highly commended:
Tom Flemming         

Literature Award

Winner: Maggie-Pratt-White

Highly Commended:
Jobe Thomson

Digital Media Prize


Jasper Turpie                        

Highly Commended:
Henry Sheahan

Visual Arts Award

Winner: Eve Fetherstonhaugh

Highly Commended:  
Mary Hoare