Greater Bendigo recently witnessed an explosion of youthful talent and creativity at the highly anticipated 2023 RAW Arts Awards. From film to music, visual arts to performance, this vibrant celebration showcased the remarkable abilities and diversity of young artists in the region.
The 2023 RAW Arts Awards, organized by the City of Greater Bendigo, celebrated a successful year with an impressive number of applications across five categories: visual arts, literature, performing arts, short film, and the Yo Bendigo/Ambedo prize. These awards were designed to recognize and support the young artistic talent in the region, fostering their creative pursuits and providing a platform for their work to shine. With no theme restrictions, entrants were encouraged to submit their creations in their chosen medium and style, allowing them to showcase their unique perspectives as young artists within the Greater City of Bendigo Municipality.
Here are the talented winners for each category:
Winner: Ryan McPartlane
Highly Commended: Dinali Dharmadasa
Winner: Anna Dunnicliff-Wells
Highly Commended: Levity Camilleri
Winner: Sara Hancock
Highly Commended: Jin Turpie
Winner: Bethany Mansfield
Highly Commended: Tess Sillery
Yo Bendigo/Ambedo Prize:
Winner: Sammy Johnston