From Left - Shane Jones, Helen O'Neill, Christine Mackaness and Deborah Klein.
At this year's Royal Melbourne Show, Deborah and I were judges for the Arts and Craft Section. More specifically, for paintings, drawings and prints, though there were a few mosaics as well. This was my second time as a judge, and Deborah's third.
The judging was quite rigorous because the work of primary and secondary school students were submitted for exhibition too, and every artwork had to be marked with the addition of a comment. The judging was made easier with our two terrific stewards, Helen O'Neill and Christine Mackaness. They submitted our marks and comments onto an iPad and also it was good to get their feedback on the work as well. Sometimes you come across a gem, and it will be interesting to see if some of the school kids will go on to pursue art in the future.