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RAW Arts 2022


Presentation and Showcase

The 2022 RAW Arts Awards Presentation and Showcase was held at The Capital on Thursday 2 June.

The RAW Arts Exhibition was in Dudley House from 2 to 5 June.


RAW Arts awards winners sitting on stage with the Mayor and Deputy Mayor

L->R Cr Matthew Evans, Deputy Mayor; Levity Camilleri (Winner Ambedo Prize); Ben Martin (winner Short Film); Tara Muscatello (Winner Performing Arts); Yasmin Russell (Highly Commended Literature); Kalo Davis (Highly Commended Performing Arts) & Cr Andrea Metcalf, Mayor City of Greater Bendigo.

Literature Award

Winner: Samantha Johnston for “A Cappuccino”
Highly Commended: Yasmin Russell for “Little Flautist”

Performing Arts Scholarship

Winner: Tara Muscatello
Highly Commended: Kalo Davis

Short Film Prize

Winner: Ben Martin for “Lure”
Highly Commended: Jin Turpie for “The Spring of 1939”

Visual Arts Award 

Winner: Leah Sigley for "In 4 days a top fashion CEO earns what a Bangladeshi garment worker earns in their life" Acrylic on board
Highly Commended: Noah Dunston for "The Nonsensically Twisted Crowd of Undecided Pseudonyms" Digital Art/Photoshop Manipulation

Yo Bendigo/Ambedo Award

Levity Camilleri for "Pose/Poise" (Literature)



All the literature entries submitted for RAW 2022 may be found online (below).


Short Film Entries

Click the title to go to see the work.

Performing Arts Entrants

  • Kalo Davis, Music
  • Sonnie Rose Hannaford, Music
  • Faith McDonald, Classical Voice
  • Alice McKellar, Music
  • Ryan McPartlane, Music
  • Tara Muscatello, Music


RAW Art Exhibition

In the gallery below you can view photographs (taken by Bill Conroy, Press1) of the artwork submitted for the 2022 RAW Arts Exhibition.  (Click on one of the images and then use the arrows to scroll through the gallery).

BV&E acknowledges the Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung Peoples as the traditional custodians of the lands where our venues stand and where we share stories through art and culture.

We acknowledge and pay respect to their Elders past present and emerging.