Brigadoon Festival

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Bundanoon Highland Gathering

Face Me

Portraits of people in the Southern Highlands

A major event of the Brigadoon 40th Anniversary Festival celebrations will be a portrait competition and exhibition.

The exhibition venue will be the Conference Centre at the Bundanoon Country Inn Motel, 3 Anzac Parade, Bundanoon. The exhibition will open at 5:30pm on Wednesday 22 March 2017 then between Thursday 23 March and Sunday 2 April 2017 from 10:00am to 6:00pm daily.

A gold coin donation to Brigadoon will gain visitors a form to enter their selection for the People's Choice Prize and go into the draw to win fine art printing to the value of $250.

  • The competition is open to all artists resident in the Southern Highlands.
  • The portrait must be of a person who resides or works in Bundanoon or the surrounding Southern Highlands.
  • Portraits may be executed in any medium including sculpture but not digital media or photography.
  • A Judge's Prize of $1,000 will be awarded.
  • A People's Choice Prize of $500 will be awarded.
  • Further announcements will be made as we get closer to the event.
  • For queries and to register interest in entering a work please email:

Conditions of Entry and Entry Form

Download the 'Face Me' Conditions of Entry – 19Kb PDF file

Download the 'Face Me' Entry Form – 23Kb PDF file

Competition Judge

Cherry Hood

The $1,000 Glenfiddich Judge's Prize wining work will be chosen by former Archibald Prize winning painter Cherry Hood.

Cherry has studied sculpture in Italy and painting at the National Art School before attaining her Undergraduate and Honours Degrees at the Sydney College of the Arts (Sydney University) followed by a Masters of Visual Art.

She has had solo shows in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver and Zurich. Her works are in many private collections in Australia and overseas, in a number of State Museum Galleries and she is well represented in major corporate collections.

Cherry conducts residential weekend workshops in her spacious studio on her farm 'Crystal Hill' at Towrang in the NSW Southern Tablelands.

The Brigadoon Festival thanks our Sponsors

Bundanoon Motel

Visit the Bundanoon Country Inn Motel website.


Sponsors of the $1,000 Judge's prize. Visit the Glenfiddich website.

Jordans Crossing Real Estate

Sponsors of the $500 People's Choice prize. Visit the Jordans Crossing Real Estate website.

Wild Colour Prints

Sponsors of a $250 Fine Art Printing door prize. Visit the Wild Colour Prints website.