Black Snake Creek Festival Art Awards

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2009 Black Snake Creek Art Show and the festival itself. The show opening was well-attended on a cool spring night. Warrego Winery wines, delicious finger food, bright young waiters and cheerful attendees all made for a delightful evening.

The judge for the awards was from the Ipswich Art Gallery.

The judging criteria were:

· Technical skill, craftsmanship, composition and execution

· Content’s relevance to local community

· Originality and creativity

In a statement the judge said that her personal bias was that she comes from a design background so naturally tends towards bold/graphic stylings. She added that “Also, in the interests of township harmony, have opted to share the prizes around, rather than award them to prolific repeat offenders.”

The following prizes were awarded:


1st prize – Ethel Saxby – “Circular Saw”

2nd prize – Jane Hoffman – “Briscape”

3rd prize – Sharon Harper-Greentree – “Strelitzias”

Encouragement Award to Margaret Klumpp for “Portrait of Jamboree”

PORTRAITS – Human or Animal

1st prize – Helen Derry – “Paul”

2nd prize – Tanya Rees – “Rajel”

3rd prize – Beth Duncan – “Geisha with Parasol”

Special Commendation to Grace Gillespie-Nunn for “Kute Koala”


1st prize – Marjory Tate – “Pear Delight”

2nd prize – Hayden Roberts – “Purple Flower”

3rd prize – Merlyn Schrader – “Still Life”


Jenny Ostini – “3AM”

Start getting your entries ready for next year’s competition. See you there!


Skateboarders take note

Black Snake Creek Festival 2009
Skateboarding Competition

Saturday, 10 October
At Marburg’s Skatebowl

Time : 2pm
For : All ages and all abilities
Entry : Free. Sign up on the day!
Judging by – Mark Brimson, known for his involvement in Qld Skateboarding
Come along and enjoy the fun.

Loads of great prizes!!!
Sponsored by – P & M Engineering

Let the music begin!

There will be music to suit all tastes all day at the Black Snake Creek Festival on Saturday October 10.

10am Noby

10.40am Mirra – Folk

11- 11.45am Street Parade & Opening of Festival

12pm Shane Hauschildt – Country & Western

12.45pm Rachel Dance – Acoustic Rock

1.30pm Mal the Magician

2.10pm Les Bernie – Easy Listening

2.55pm Kirsty Falconer – Rock

3.40pm Candice McLeod – Alternative

4.25pm Chloe Tully – Folk/Alternative

5.10pm Green Gin Baby

5.55pm Josh Williams – Blues

6.45pm Loose N Nasty – Blues n Roots

7.45pm Ernie Kuss – Rock

8.45 pm Athol BernieCovers, Rock

2009 Black Snake Creek Festival

Friday 9th October


Art Show Awards Opening
Live Music, food markets and craft displays
Live music performance

Belle Ville followed by Rivercity Steel Band at 8pm

Saturday 10th October

7.30am Poets’ Breakfast and live music (Belle Ville).

10am Music, markets, raffle, merchandise, craft display, quilt challenge and art show open.

11am Parade and official festival opening.

12-4pm Children’s workshops, indigenous performance and activities for the children, face painting.

5pm Close of art show, craft and markets.

10pm Music finishes and continues over the road at the Marburg Hotel.

Black Snake Creek Festival 2009 Dates

Pull out those diaries, mark the calendar…

The dates for the 2009 Black Snake Creek Festival are:

Friday Night 9 October from 7pm
Art Show and live entertainment
(more to be advised)

Saturday 10 October
Poet’s Breakfast from 8am
Day program from 10am:

Street Parade, Raffles, Music – Day & Night Program , Market Stall, Food Stalls, Children’s activities, School children’s performance, Community Group Displays and lots more.

For more information contact Michele Essex 0431 675 933 or Barry Gratton 5464 4624