The 2020 Rotary Club of Victor Harbor Art Show experienced the perfect weather and with it came the crowds to see the largest outdoor art exhibition in the southern hemisphere.
More than 10,000 people wandered through the huge marquee on Warland Reserve to witness 1478 entries, with 1262 Open entries, 47 Sculpture entries and 46 Junior entries accepted.
Guest Judge Yvonne East chose Mount Barker artist Jan Brown's work 'The Day My Heater Blew Up And Other Things' as the number one painting at the show. She won $12,500. The event was held from January 11 to 18 and was the 41st time the event had been held.
Rotary Club of Victor Harbor Art Show committee chair Tim Shierlaw the event was "significantly up on 2019".
"Sales amounted to 333 artworks sold for a total of $220,808. That is a great result and I estimate that it will generate a profit of $65,000 for the club to go back into community and international projects," Mr Shierlaw said. The City of Victor Harbor's support of the Ar Show included In-kind support up to the value of $5844 and Platinum Acquisitive Award sponsorship worth $5000. City of Victor Harbor Mayor Moira Jenkins said the art show was an important feature of the city's summer.
"The art show attracts people from around Australia and fits well with council's vision of developing arts and culture in our community," Dr Jenkins said.