[url=http://www.belgravecfa.com.au/][size=200]Belgrave CFA[/size][/url]


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^ [i]With kind permission of Tania Pendlebury Photography[size=175]Volunteer Fire Brigade[/size]


Protecting the community of Belgrave since 1926.

[url=http://www.belgravecfa.com.au/art-show][size=175]The Art Show is over for another year[/size][/url]


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^ With kind permission of Tania Pendlebury Photography[size=175]Thank you to everyone who has helped to make our Art Show another success. [/size]


Thank you to our prize sponsors and catalogue sponsors. Thank you to everyone who visited over the weekend and thank you to all of our wonderful artists. This year's work was of an especially high standard. A really special thank you to the members of the Brigade who have worked hard for months to make sure this show went ahead and to those who also helped out over the weekend making amazing scones, helping n the kitchen, selling paintings, catalogues and raffle tickets and generally being indispensable. 
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[url=http://www.belgravecfa.com.au/art-show/about][size=150]About the Art Show[/size][/url]


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The Art Show is conducted over the Queen's Birthday long weekend each June and is the Brigade's major fundraising activity. Our show attracts around 350 entries each year and all are available for sale. Entries are received from artists both local and not quite so local. We often have some entries from interstate and the work exhibited is generally of a very high quality. 



The Belgrave Fire Brigade receives a commission for each artwork sold. All proceeds of the Art Show go towards the purchase of equipment that helps us ensure that we maintain the capacity to protect our local community.



The Champagne Opening of the Art Show will be held on Friday 8th June when the sponsors will present the category winning artists with their awards. The Show continues over the long weekend and a gold coin donation will see you well provided with a cup of tea and fresh homemade scones with jam and cream.  While there is a $15 door charge for the Friday Night Champagne Gala, entry to the show on Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th and Monday 11th June is free,



There are 5 award categories which are sponsored by local businesses. Prize money ranges from $400 to $700 and as the paintings are not acquired by the sponsor, you have the opportunity to purchase a prize winning work of art. 



The categories are:

[list=1][*]The Jack Montgomery Award (Best in show)
[/*][*]Best oil or acrylic[/*][*]Best watercolour[/*][*]Best flora or fauna[/*][*]Best Pastel[/*][/list]

Photography is a non-judged category. All photography works are also available for sale.


Read more about Jack Montgomery on our 'Jack Montgomery Award' page


Our judge this year is Antionette Blyth. Read more about Antoinette on our 'Judging' page

[url=http://www.belgravecfa.com.au/art-show/featured-exhibitors][size=150]The Jack Montgomery Award[/size][/url]


This award is presented to the best traditional work of art in the show. It is open to any medium and honours Jack Montgomery.


Since 1947 Jack Montgomery had spent much of his life adventuring in remote, arid regions of the world including Australian deserts, where his solo expeditions by pushbike, camel and Land Rover had given him a sound knowledge of the outback.


His ideology was one of self-imposed hardship and as a nature lover challenging the desert elements, he found atmosphere and inspiration together with unique subject material.


Graduating as a qualified art teacher in 1947, he commenced exhibiting his paintings interstate and overseas. Jack was a teacher at the Ferntree Gully Technical School and had a studio and art school at his home in Upwey until his death in 2001.


During the late 1960's Jack pushed for an art society in the Dandenongs to assist artists and give them a meeting place where they could hold exhibitions.  Thanks to the efforts of artists like Jack, there are now several art societies and many galleries operating throughout the Dandenong Ranges.


Jack Montgomery assisted the Brigade each year with the Art Show, giving valuable advice and assistance. The Jack Montgomery Award for the best traditional artwork in any medium is presented each year to honour his service to local artists and Belgrave Fire Brigade.

[url=http://www.belgravecfa.com.au/art-show/artshowjudge][size=150]Meet our Art Show Judge Antoinette Blyth[/size][/url]


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[size=150]Experience[/size]


Antoinette Blyth is an artist and tutor residing in Melbourne, Australia. She is a past president of AGRA. the Australian Guild of Realist Artists, a member of the Victorian Artists Society, Watercolour Society of Victoria, Sherbrooke Art Society and Whitehorse Arts Association.


Antoinette has work represented around Australia, New Zealand and overseas and has won many awards and commendations for her watercolour painting. Most recently the Mavis Hill Award, best overall painting at Sherbrooke Art Society, September 2017.


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[size=150]Teaching[/size]


"As an artist and a teacher I feel privileged to be able to impart skills of painting to others in a manner that encourages confidence, individuality and determination to succeed.[/i][i]To watch the development and passion of a painter grow, is exciting and rewarding.[/i][i]The connection over the years with "lovers of watercolour" has been a means of exchanging thoughts, encouragement and learning.[/i][i]In overview I am happy that I have fostered the heritage and appreciation of art passed on from my parents. I hope to continue the journey."[/i]
[size=150]Classes and Workshops[/size]


Antoinette holds classes and workshops in watercolour painting.


Details are available on her [url=https://1stba.se/belgravecfa-cms/www.antoinetteblyth.com]website[/url].
[url=http://www.belgravecfa.com.au/our-sponsors][size=175]Our 2018 Art Show Sponsors[/size][/url]


Our Art Show is our major fundraiser for the year and we cannot run it without the generous support of our sponsors. While we are not permitted to endorse any particular product or service, we do wish to acknowledge the support of our sponsors and urge you to consider looking through these listings when you are looking for local goods and services throughout the next year.




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We would like to thank the following businesses for their generous sponsorship of our Art Show awards.
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Local businesses, supporting your Fire Brigade and your local community
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[url=http://www.belgravecfa.com.au/fire-danger][size=175]Community Information[/size][/url]


Information and useful links for residents of our local community and for visitors to the area.
[size=175]Remember, in an emergency, dial 000[/size]


For important community information regarding incidents and emergencies in the area, please visit the Vic Emergency [url=https://emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/]Incidents and Warnings[/url] page.


To know what you can and can't do during the Fire Danger Period or on a day of Total Fire Ban, visit the [url=http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/can/]'Can I Can't I'[/url] page on the [url=http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/]CFA website[/url]



Check this page to see details of upcoming community events such as Brigade open days, Fire Ready Meetings, CFA Market stalls and special events like our Good Friday Appeal or Santa's visit on the Belgrave Fire Truck. 


 These activities will also be featured in the [url=http://www.belgravecfa.com.au/?mount=news]Belgrave CFA News [/url]column and the [url=https://www.facebook.com/BelgraveFireBrigade/]Belgrave Fire Brigade[/url] Facebook page.








[url=http://www.belgravecfa.com.au/recruitment][size=175]Recruitment[/size][/url]


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^ With kind permission of Tania Pendlebury Photography

Come and join the Belgrave Fire Brigade.



We have a great mix of members from very different backgrounds and age groups. If you have ever thought you might want to be a firefighter, now is the time to find out what is involved. You might be surprised at what you can do. 



A firefighter responds to all sorts of emergencies. Car accidents, gas leaks, hazardous material spills and many other types of incident. We also respond to fires of course. And yes, this brigade has rescued a cat or two from local trees (although we recommend you call the RSPCA or local vet for their advice before calling for us).



You will be trained extensively and get to know your fellow firefighters before you come out on a fire call. By that time you will be reasonably confident in your own ability and you will be paired with some very experienced firefighters.


We offer full training at no cost to you, and are currently seeking senior and junior members. 



Contact us if you would like to talk to someone about joining our brigade.