Ian Stephenson and Julie Keech on opening night with Julie’s watercolour, Glebe Point Road, Streetscape, which won the Character of Glebe Prize (photo: Julie’s partner)

Carol Yuen, Glebe Art Society Secretary and Ian Stephenson, Glebe Society President, Bulletin 5/2022 (July)

The Glebe Art Show has wrapped up for 2022 with 176 entries from local artists in Glebe, Forest Lodge and the Inner West Council area. The Show is held annually and supports emerging and established artists.

Each year the Glebe Society sponsors a prize for a work depicting the character of Glebe or Forest Lodge. The guidelines are that the landscape, architecture, topography and people of Glebe [and Forest Lodge] are interesting, varied and diverse.

Artists might pick as their subject the well-known and familiar or instead reveal a secret aspect of Glebe, but whatever their medium, their work will say something about the character of Glebe.

This year’s prize was awarded to Julie Keech for her watercolour, Glebe Point Rd, Streetscape. Julie studied at East Sydney TAFE, inspired by wonderful tutors including John Santry, Jocelyn Maughan, Fred Bates and Ed Rush. Julie is part of a sketching group that meets at Le Petite Tarte Café in Glebe Point Rd. Her family connections often take her to Forest Lodge for house-sitting, babysitting and dog minding. Her granddaughters share her love of art and present her with their latest creations. On visits to Glebe, she always carries a sketchbook in her backpack as Glebe’s wonderful historic houses, terraces and vistas provide rich subjects of artworks.

See the Glebe Art Show’s website for details of all this year’s prize winners and generous sponsors.

The happy new owner of Glebe Point Road, Streetscape, which won the Character of Glebe Prize at the 2022 Glebe Art Show (photo: V. Simpson-Young)




Kaleidoscope by Annika Karskens won the Glebe Art Show’s People’s Choice Prize, sponsored by Glebe Family Medical Practice. The butterflies are made from espresso pods!