Judges and Artists

Superhero Category

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Jason McAteer

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John Gallagher

Formerly Director of Concept Art for Bioware from 1995-2004 during their golden age, John has lived and worked in Vancouver in the film industry since 2008. Since landing in the movie game, John has worked on a wide range of genre series and features from Once Upon A Time, Tales from the Loop and Man in the High Castle to Night at the Museum 3, Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters and Power Rangers. Currently illustrating the Flash season six and several NDA projects, and freshly wrapped from SEE, Titans, The Umbrella Academy, Twilight Zone and the new season of Lost in Space, John also does variant comic covers and designs collectible statues. This proud papa enjoys spending downtime with his family, devouring high culture and lowbrow kitsch with equal enthusiasm, good debate, living well and contemplating the nature of all things in this shared substrate reality.
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Animal Category

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Vincent Reid

Born and raised on a farm in Zimbabwe, I have always been a close observer of the outdoors and every bit of spare time I had was spent in the hills or along the rivers of the family farm. The unavailability of art materials at the time meant that I worked exclusively in pencil throughout my schooling.

To be able to sculpt and feel a texture, whether it be fur, scales, rock or bark as it rises from a blank piece of paper is the essential joy of using pencil as a medium. I don’t always know how to go about creating a new texture but somewhere in the process there seems to be a “eureka” moment where it all makes sense. And once you find that, you can make your marks, build your layers, add a bit, take a bit off, add your highlights, burn in your low lights, flatten, lift…feel. It is a direct medium and it satisfies my desire to express the deep contrasts and textures of my subjects. But it is more than just mimicking textures. Africa has these incomparable moments which never fail to inspire and I aim to capture those moments and focus in on them, removing background interference, drawing the viewer in to the heart and soul of the subject. Each piece is a representation of my own personal experience and I will always endeavour to experience everything that I draw because without that, the joy of the endeavour is denied. So on any given day you will find me either in the game reserves or in my own back yard scanning for whatever nature decides to dish up, or I am at my drawing board…reliving those moments through the end of my pencil.

Transport Category

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Manil Gupta

Manil (b.1978) started his solo art practice after completing his BFA in Applied Arts in 2003 from College of Art, Delhi. In 2011, he started collaborating with his brother (as artist-duo ManilRohit). They also created India’s first comprehensive & popular Docu-series on the work & lives of some of the most notable creative professionals in India. Produced, Directed & Hosted by ManilRohit, the series is called The Creative Indians and Season 3 can be seen on Netflix. Now in it’s 4 season, and with partnerships as those of Apple & Absolut, the series stands as a wonderful archive of the contemporary creative legacy of India, with works and lives of more than 50 Indians documented. Manil’s body of work also has some notable Public Art Projects, one of them being The Holographic Love Machine (2012), one of India’s first popular Art Car. In 2016, he was invited to speak on creativity, at TEDx Bangalore and has given talks across various platforms on art, creativity & filmmaking. In 2019, Manil also helped set-up India’s first Course in Filmmaking on iPhone at the Whistling Woods International School, Mumbai in partnership with Apple.

Architecture Category

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Image Foundry

A pioneering CGI company, Image Foundry has been creating images of buildings for twenty years. With a team of experienced, dedicated specialists at the forefront of the creating the designs, we see each of our images as works of art. We consider all aspects of an image during its creation, from composition to lighting to contrast. We’re excited to be creating your designs into new works of art!

Monsters Category

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Nigel Planer

Nigel is the guy who played Neil in the Young Ones, but that was a long time ago and things have changed a lot since then.  He now divides his time between writing plays and acting. He was a founder member of the Comedy Store and the Comic Strip group.  He also starred in many original productions of the big musicals in London’s West End.

He’s written novels, comedy books, sketches, poetry and TV and radio scripts as well as the plays.  “On the Ceiling”, his first play, was produced in Birmingham and in London’s West End, and his newest play, “It’s Heading Straight Towards Us” (written with Adrian Edmondson) was produced in UK last autumn. 

www.nigelplaner.co.uk

Twitter: @NigelPlaner1

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Matthew Quick

Matthew always painted but managed to distract himself with a few alternative careers. He’s worked as a designer, art-director, lecturer & writer, with his first novel short-listed for the Vogel Literature Award.

He’s lived in Australia, Europe and Asia, including several months encamped beneath a grand piano. He’s spent nights under stars in India, under-ground in Bolivia, under surveillance in Burma and under-nourished in London. His scariest moment was having machine-gun shoved in his face during Nepalese anti-monarchy riots, although crashing a paraglider into a forest was also something of a highlight.

Featured in BRW as one of Australia’s top 50 artists, in the past few years Matthew’s won, or been a finalist for, 70 national juried art awards. He’s had 15 solo and more than 80 group shows.

Fashion Category

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Seema Malhotra

Entrepreneur and Reality Star Seema Malhotra has built a reputable social media platform, with over 200K Instagram followers engaging in her love of fashion and boss-lady lifestyle.
With her designs having been featured on The Duchess of Cambridge, Shilpa Shetty, and Holly Willoughby, it’s no wonder Seema has been able to build such a credible social channel for her followers.

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Chen Ping

Chen Ping was born in 1962 in China and moved to Tasmania in 1994. He studied art at Sub-High School, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, Guangzhou, and was granted a Certificate in 1981. He undertook further studies at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art for a BFA (Education) in 1985. Chen completed his formal studies at the School of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart, and received a BFA (Painting) degree in 1997.

Portrait Category

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Dan Snow

Historian, broadcaster and television presenter, Dan Snow was born and raised in London and remembers spending every weekend of his childhood being taken by his father, Peter Snow to castles, battlefields, country houses and churches. He developed a great love of history which he went on to pursue at Oxford University. After graduating from Oxford, he started presenting military history programmes, initially with his father before branching out on his own, and he has continued to make programmes around the world on a wide range of historical topics. As well as making programmes for television, he has his own internet history channel, HistoryHit.TV, providing hundreds of on-demand archive and original documentaries and interviews.  He has written and co-written several books including Death or Victory – the story of the siege of Quebec in 1759,  The Battle of Waterloo Experience, and Treasures of British History which explores the nation’s story through key documents.

Dan tweets regularly at @thehistoryguy.

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Kathrin Longhurst

Born in East Berlin in 1971, Kathrin Longhurst’s figurative realist painting style is heavily influenced by socialist realism in art of that era. Here she started taking life drawing classes at the age of 14. She later moved to Scandinavia where she completed a business degree and didn’t return to her art until 2003 after having settled in Australia. She is now based in Sydney with her works being collected nationally and internationally. She completed her 14th solo show in 2018, has been a finalist in all major Australian Art Prizes and her work is represented in the Bennett Collection of Women Realist Artists.
Website: www.kathrinlonghurst.com

My Dream Bedroom Category

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Image Foundry

At Image Foundry, not only do we create images like these on computers, we also design and style them. Have a look at some of the rooms we create here. We’re really looking forward to seeing what your dream bedroom will be like….and remember, it can be as imaginative as you like…with Computer Generated Art there are no boundaries!