The Winner Is!
Congratulations to Sienna Ryan-Reid for winning Be-Gnome-ia trail competition.
She followed the clues and discovered the name of each gnome, what a great effort. Enjoy your prize.
Our Be-gnome-ia project was conceived to engage children (aged 0-100) and their families in Art with playfulness, interaction and humour at its heart. It is those stories that make us who we are. Gnomes are no different.
As each of the gnomes were hand crafted into existence, they too began to tell us their own unique stories about who they are and how they connect with The Ballarat Begonia Festival.
We hope you enjoy meeting each individual in our gnome community, have a giggle and perhaps find your gnome kindred spirit amongst them. Don’t forget to enter the competition and GOOD LUCK!
About the Artists
We are (on the left of Dirtgirl) Laura Mah BA, Grad Dip Ed, and (on the right of Dirtgirl) Emily Van Der Molen (BA, Grad Dip Ed). We are both artists, art teachers, Mums (and besties) with superpowers in making art education whizz bang wonderful.
We met studying Art at uni, making very similar artworks on opposite sides of the studio, then we both went on to become Art teachers. But it wasn’t until many years later that we reconnected over our mutual love of all things bright and sparkly, and realised we’ve been living parallel lives since the 70’s.
Out of this reconnection our local, community hearted micro business, MAKE Art School was born