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2023 Judging Panel

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Hanging Art Judge

Lizzy Galloway is the Gallery Curator at the Mudgee Arts Precinct. She studied Fine Arts at Sydney University, followed by Art Curatorial Studies at The University of Melbourne. She was later awarded the Grimwade Internship at the University of Melbourne Museum of Art. Lizzy has worked in publishing at Art & Australia and Art AsiaPacific Magazines as well as five years with CIRCA Art Magazine based in Dublin, Ireland. From here Lizzy travelled extensively in Europe and North America covering the contemporary international art scene. Lizzy is the former Art Fair Director at Art Sydney and Art Melbourne and managed Sydney Arts Management Advisory Group (SAMAG) for seven years working between Sydney and Mudgee.

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Photography Judge

Alina Maclean is a freelance portrait photographer and TAFE photography teacher based in the NSW Central West. She has a background in fashion and commercial photography gained from many years of working in leading photography studios across Sydney. 


Alina holds a Bachelor of Design (Visual Communications) majoring in photography and creative direction and has won a number of awards in Australian photography exhibitions and competitions. Her work has been published in Vogue Italia five times.


Alina says: “I’m lucky to have worked with so many great teams over the years who taught me so much and gave me the opportunity to explore and grow in the photography industry, something I now try to pass onto other creatives.”

Lide Edwards


Ceramics Judge

Lise holds a degree in visual arts and works in private collections in Australia and overseas. Based in Hampton NSW, Lise is a ceramic artist working with wood in kilns built on her property. Lise appreciates all styles of pottery and the diversity of ideas that can be realised in clay.

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Printmaking Judge

Ginny Handmer is curator and partner in gallery 47 rylstone, where she has curated around 12 exhibitions a year, run a comprehensive masterclass workshop program in a variety of media for over 25 years. She works in the community, is a founding committee member of Orana Arts, then board member and Chairperson. She has enjoyed being part of many cultural committees including Regional Arts NSW, 47 Friends Pty Ltd Board, Rylstone Sculptures Inc, Mudgee Mardi Gras, and the MWRC Cultural Development Committee and more.


Ginny has always been an observer and deeply interested in communication, the shape of words both spoken and on a page make us human. As a Franciscan she wants to bring Nature into every thought: one of her most recent works on kangaroos was how we bend science to hide our complicity on the destruction of habitat. Ginny works with the negative space as much as the positive space, loves digging into an image and drawing the viewer in, in the lino print making process. She has worked in (and continues to work across) many media; drawing, soft sculpture, writing and printmaking.

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