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Congratulations to everyone that participated in 2018 Pix from the Stix, another great exhibition of work by our local talent behind the lens.

Following are the results for Pix from the Stix 2018:
Lie of the Land:
1st - Bucketts of Calm – Linda Benson
2nd – After the Rain – Shayne Gardiner
Faces I Have Met:
1st – The Swimmer – Deb Murrell
2nd – Yawuru Man – Noel Monro
Natural Environment:
1st + Major Prize – Frosty Feather – Lea Mackinnon
2nd – Red Neck Pademelon – Deb Murrell
Not Your Normal Photo:
1st – Nature’s Lace – Rachel Saunders
2nd – Local Eggs – Six of the Best – Dale Rabbett
Man Made:
1st – Holding On – Brian Carlson
2nd – Hamburg Harbour – Bridges to the World - Deb Murrell
Absence of Colour:
1st – It Must Be Love – Shayne Gardiner
2nd – Upwards – Brian Carlson
Gloucester Postcards:
1st – Drawn to the Flower – Emerson Ross
2nd – Life in a Ball – Emerson Ross
1st – Mossy Falls – Ryan Beggs
2nd – Dandelion Flower – Toreen Denyer


Entry Form

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Pix from the Stix Annual Photo Competition is included in the Gloucester Gallery calendar of exhibitions and has a total Prize pool of $1500.

The Major Prize of $500 awarded to the best overall Photograph in the Senior section is sponsored jointly by Hello World Travel Gloucester & R&R Property with all other sponsorship being, with thanks, from Gloucester Advocate, Avon Valley Inn, Faulls Ridge Wines, The Roundabout Inn, Barrington Hideaway, KE & LA Forbes, Gloucester Medico, Jacobs Carpentry,Webs Real Estate & Gloucester Tyre & Battery Service.

Entry forms for 2019 are available here on the Entry Forms Page or at Gloucester Gallery, The Gloucester VIC or by contacting the Pix from the Stix coordinator - Christopher Steele 02 6558 2760 Mob:0428 589 294 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. please read below for information and criteria for entry.

The exhibition of all entries is held in July each year, and runs for approximately 4 weeks.There is an opening night with the prizes being announced and awarded at that event. All entrants are encouraged to attend.

GACCI invites all interested photographers, of any standing, be they amateur, professional or novice to get snapping.

You can capture your perceptions, interpretations and impressions of the Gloucester area and its culture for the Lie of the Land category with broader scope for the other categories where your photos can be of places further afield. See the Criteria for more details.

A Grand Prize of $500 will be awarded to the best overall photo, with GACCI acquiring and retaining the photo for its community collection.(Additional copies of the winning photo may be sold by the photographer to prospective buyers, Gallery sales conditions apply with a 10% commission charged)

1st and 2nd prizes will be awarded in each ‘Senior’ category as follows:

  • 1st - $100

  • 2nd - $50

1st and 2nd prizes in the ‘Junior’ section will be awarded as follows:

  • 1st - $75

  • 2nd - $50

Junior entries will not be considered for the overall ‘Grand Prize’

A ‘peoples choice’ award is made up of coin donations and awarded to the photographer who captured the public vote.

Please read the Criteria page.

Maximum of five entries per person  - see entry form on separate page. 

GACCI thanks our local Sponsors:

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Pix from the Stix 2019

Who can enter?

Entries are in two sections, as follows:

Junior – up to 18 years

Senior – 19 years and over

How to enter?

Entry forms are available in the Gloucester Gallery, the Gloucester Visitor Information Centre and Uptown Country in Denison Street or download a copy online at

Completed forms must be either emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your entry fee paid into the following account:

Bank - Commonwealth; BSB - 062-543; Account name - GACCI; Account Number – 10144691

IMPORTANT: please add the word PIX, YOUR SURNAME and INITIAL IN THE DESCRIPTION Example: PixJSmith       

 OR: Alternatively entries can be delivered to Gloucester Gallery or mailed to PO Box 217 Gloucester, 2422, accompanied by cheque payment (or paid in cash if delivering to Gloucester Gallery) on or before –5 pm, 5th July 2019 (no later than 5pm)

­The closing date for all entries is 5th July 2019. No late entries will be accepted.

All photos must be ready for hanging and judging and are to be delivered to the Gloucester Gallery, 25 Denison Street on Tuesday 16th July between 10am and 4pm.

The exhibition opening and prize winner announcements will be made at 7pm on Friday 19th July in the Gallery, an event to which all participants, friends and families are invited to attend.

CONDITIONS The following conditions apply to all entries:

  • Any person can enter up to five entries.
  • A fee of $15 per entry will be charged for each entry in the ‘Senior’ section and $5 per entry for the ‘Junior’ section at the time of delivery.
  • Maximum size of each photo strictly 29 x 50cm (or equivalent), excluding the frame.
  • Maximum of 3 photos for any one entry displayed as a series (Max 29 x 50cm in total area)
  • Courier and postage expenses are the responsibility of the entrant.
  • Gloucester Gallery takes no responsibility for any loss or damage of any works submitted.
  • Photos must have been taken within the last two years and not exhibited in the Gloucester Gallery or any other gallery within a 200km radius, for example the Gloucester Show.
  • Winning entries in any category must be made available in digital format (at low/screen resolution) for GACCI and the sponsor of that category to upload to their website and social media accounts at their own discretion. GACCI will endeavour to credit the photographers name where possible. Winning entry for The Lie of The Land Category will be required to provide a high resolution digital file for Fairfax to publish on the cover of Gloucester Advocate phone book.
  • Entries may be for sale in which case Gloucester Gallery regulations regarding sales would apply and attract a 10% commission on any entries sold.
  • All entries must be suitably framed for hanging consisting of a 2 hook system (one each side near the top at back of frame) and must not have the signature of the artist on the front of the photo or the mount, for the judging of prizes.
  • All unsold entries must be collected at 1pm from the Gallery on the final day of the exhibition Sunday 11th August 2019, unless otherwise arranged with the Coordinator. Any unsold entries uncollected after 2 months from the conclusion of the competition will automatically become the property of GACCI and the Gallery, unless arrangements have been made with the gallery to hold the work.
  • All entries must be clearly marked on the back with the following details:
    • Name of entrant;
    • Title of work;
    • Age category;
    • Price (if for sale);
    • Date of photo;
    • Type of camera used eg. SLR, compact camera or phone capture
    • Description of the location of the photo.

Any image deemed unsuitable/inappropriate will be excluded from the competition and/or the exhibition.


The ’Junior’ section (Under18yrs) will have open genre categories.

The ‘Senior’ section must use one of the following ‘genres’ as the basis for the composition of their photograph.

  • Faces I have Met
  • The Lie of the Land – must be of the Gloucester area.
  • The Natural Environment
  • Man Made
  • Not your Normal photo
  • Absence of Colour

We are a group of Gloucester community members passionate about providing arts events and maintaining an arts presence in Gloucester. We are supported in this through our memberships & welcome new members & volunteers to join us.

We support and promote local artists, performers and musicians and bring quality shows to town, we meet once a month to plan, discuss and evaluate events and welcome participation from all our members to enliven our activities with fresh and new ideas.

****Tickets to events can be purchased in person at 'Uptown Country' 23 Denison St, Gloucester, NSW 2422

or by contacting the event coordinator (see information on the event on the GACCI Events page) Direct deposits must be communicated to the event coordinator to secure your tickets.

Membership is just $10 a year renewable annually by 30th June and entitles you to discounts on all ticketed events plus you will receive regular news & updates via our email newsletter.

You can join or renew your membership by direct Bank deposit to:

Bank: Commonwealth

BSB: 062-543

Account name: Gloucester Arts & Cultural Council Inc. – FOGGS

Account Number: 10144691        

Important : Please use your name as reference when making your payment and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm.

or in person at Uptown Country, 23 Denison St, Gloucester.

Meetings are held on the third thursday each month at 5pm in the Gallery, 25 Denison St, Gloucester.

Please contact the GACCI secretary at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to see copies of previous meeting minutes.

We present events throught the year which include musical performances, theatrical events a youth talent quest, comedy and magic shows to name a few.

In 2015 GACCI brought music group Aunty HuHu previously seen on the ABC 'Exhumed' TV show, another popular return show has been 'Duellin Pianos' and local performer Bec Willis has also been supported to perform.

Other community activities provided by GACCI:

The GACCI Players an amateur theatre group holding two annual performances.

Recent events include:

May 2018 Big Night In - Youth Talent Quest

May 2018 Upper Lansdowne Players

Gacci Players - play "Five Finger exercise"

Nov 2017 - Gacci Payers panto

March 2018 - Gallery Courtyard Murals Project

May 2018 Jared Laurie "Supercalifragilisticosteoporosis" - comedy - 2 nights

August 2018 "Murder, Mystery and Suspenders" comedy theatre.