President: President Eric Scoble Secretary: Margaret Dearricott
19 May 2016Finding Beauty through a Lens for the Kyneton Daffodil & Arts Festival
“Finding Beauty” is the theme for the 2016 Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival Art Photography Prize.
All photographers are invited to open our eyes to the beauty that can be found in our world, perhaps in surprising places
or in common objects seen from unexpected perspectives.
The great Chinese philosopher Confucius once said “Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it”.
The role of the art photographer is to seek out this beauty and capture it for us with their camera.
Entries are now open for this highly regarded Photography Prize, which has now been running for four years
and attracts entries from across the state.
The winning entry will be awarded the $250 Art Photography Prize for 2016 and the runner-up will receive a $100 second prize.
How to enter: Entry forms and details are available on the Festival website www.kynetondaffodilarts.org.au and the closing date
for submissions is Friday 12 August 2016.
Entries will be displayed in the Art Photography Prize Exhibition during the Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival at the
Kyneton Mechanics Institute from the 1st to 11th of September. All works will be for sale.
The judge will be celebrated local photographer Simon Griffiths who has published three acclaimed books of photography
with Penguin Books – Shack, Shed and most recently Boats.
For further information about the 2016 Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival Art Photography Prize, phone 03 5422 2282
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
5 May 2016Daffodil Art Entries Open for Kyneton Daffodil & Arts Festival
Kyneton’s Daffodil & Arts Festival is again offering prizes for the best works of art
containing Daffodils with entries now open for the Festival in September.
Original art works containing daffodils will again attract a prize of $500 with an additional $200
on offer for the best watercolour in that competition and for display at the Festival.
The watercolour award of $200 was first offered last year in memory of the late Esther Rose, a two time Art Prize winner.
The winners of Daffodil Art Prize along with the Art Photography Prizes and Rotary Youth Art Awards will be announced
at the opening of the Festival on 1st September.
“Entries have been of a high quality from the inception of these competitions and we look forward again to an imaginative
and interesting exhibition of work at the Kyneton Mechanics Institute during the Festival” Festival Secretary Marg Dearricott said.
“Closing date for entries for Daffodil Art and Art Photography is not until 12 August which leaves good time for artists
to plan how they will take up the challenge” they said.
Guidelines and forms are now available for download from the Festival’s website www.kynetondaffodilarts.org.au,
Kyneton Visitor Information Centre or by phoning 54222282.
2 April 2016‘Be-Dazzled’ - Kyneton’s One Act Plays Celebrates 60 Years
Kyneton’s Festival of One Act Plays held during the annual Daffodil and Arts Festival
will celebrate its 60th Birthday with a ‘Be-Dazzled’ theme on the first weekend in
It is hoped that the plays entered in the 3 day Festival from Friday 2nd September until
Sunday 4th September can reflect the dazzling Diamond anniversary theme.
Convenor Ingrid Gäng said that she hopes theatre companies will seek to ‘dazzle’ with
“We are looking forward to some stunning and glittering plays when we celebrate 60
years of the continuous performance of our Festival in its Diamond Jubilee year” she said.
The Kyneton Festival of One Act Plays commenced in 1957 when the Lions Club of
Kyneton combined one act plays with music performances and a short while after made it
exclusively a One Act Play Festival.
Kyneton Lions have continued their involvement and the Kyneton Festival of One Act
Plays is now conducted jointly with the Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival and the
Kyneton Theatre Company.
Awards for this year’s Festival will reflect the 60 year theme, with the major award
increased to $600 for the Jubilee.
A special entry form for this year’s Festival is available on the Festival’s website. The
Festival will again incorporate the Youth One Act Plays in the general sessions alongside
the regular Plays.
The venue for the Plays, the Bluestone Theatre in Hutton Street, Kyneton, the traditional
home of Kyneton’s Festival of One Act Plays since 1973, has undergone a major
refurbishment with the Festival returning in 2015 after a short three year absence whilst
works were undertaken.
24 March 2016‘Springtime in the Ranges’ heralds the 2016 Kyneton Daffodil & Arts Festival
This year’s theme ‘Springtime in the Ranges’ continues the Kyneton Daffodil & Arts spring theme
from last year’s ‘Spring Starts Here’.
It has been enthusiastically taken up by the Festival’s workers who are selling bulbs now to
help people prepare for the Festival in September.
Outside Kyneton’s Woolworths has been a hive of activity with an exciting range of
reasonably priced bulbs on sale, helping to not only fund the coming Festival but gives a
great start to local gardeners and flower-lovers.
Watch for the Festival team and trays of bulbs on sale until the end of April or until sold out.
For bulb orders phone Festival President Eric Scoble on 5422 6454.
The Kyneton Daffodil & Arts Festival takes place over the first two weeks of September
beginning Thursday 1 September and concluding with the Grand Parade and the Fair on
Sunday 11 September.
Festival Secretary Marg Dearricott said that already there has been some exciting new
events proposed including a ‘dog dash’ and soon the Committee will be seeking details for
the programme from any organisers who wants their event to be included.
‘We are looking forward again to some great art, performances, open gardens and of course
ferrets racing, scarecrows and many new fun events’ she said.
If you wish to conduct an event, donate funds or your time to the Festival please contact
Marg on 5422 2282 or through www.kynetondaffodilarts.org.au the Festival website.
Pictured is Eric Scoble parades with his llama ‘Sunday’ in the 2015 Festival Parade