Sister act dominates 2018 Little Sellers Arts Prize


Three Moruya sisters have dominated the Little Sellers Art Prize 2018.

Josephine, Ruby and Alison Muller of Moruya Heads all won awards, while Josephine, 16, was named overall winner with her multi-media work In My Dream Anything Is Possible.

The finalists and winners were announced by Mayor Liz Innes on Thursday at a ceremony in the Council Chambers at Moruya.

Now in its third year, the Little Sellers is a companion event to the prestigious biennial Basil Sellers Art Prize.

Council’s creative arts development coordinator Indi Carmichael said 150 entries had been received across the four age categories.

“The prize continues to grow as we aim to inspire Eurobodalla’s young people to pursue creative arts.”

Ms Carmichael said she was delighted a number of Little Sellers Art Prize finalists were also finalists in this year’s Mayor’s Writing Competition, held in August.

“This crossover of talent is not unexpected,” she said. “It’s wonderful to see the creativity of our young people encouraged and thriving across the spectrum of arts. Long may it continue.”

Josephine’s artwork won her $200 cash, donated by philanthropist and arts patron, Mr Basil Sellers. She also won the 16-18 age group. Winners in each category received a $50 Amanda’s of Mogo art supply voucher and runners-up a $30 voucher.

A special Children’s Award, Youth Award and Environment Award each attracted $75 prizes. These works will be acquired for Council’s permanent collection.

Finalist entries in the Little Sellers Art Prize 2018 will be exhibited in Moruya and Batemans Bay libraries during the school holidays from 2 – 12 October. Libraries are open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday 9.30am to 12pm.

Little Sellers Art Prize 2018

5-8 winner Chenae Cottington, runner up Theo De Frenza

9-12 winner Tayah Boyd, runner up Milly Shanahan

13-15 winner Meah Hancock, runner up Ruby Muller

16-18 winner and overall prize winner Josephine Muller

Youth Award, Ruby Muller

Environment Award, Alison Muller

Children’s Award, Zahlia Kelly


Above: In My Dream Anything is Possible, by 16-year old Moruya artist Josephine Muller, winner Little Sellers


Above; The Muller sisters, Josephine aged 16, Ruby 14, and Alison aged 10 all won awards in the Little Sellers Art Prize 2018.


Above: The five to eight-year old finalists in the Little Sellers Arts Prize 2018 with Mayor Liz Innes, Council’s director of community arts and recreation Kathy Arthur, and creative arts development coordinator Indi Carmichael.

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