A long-running art exhibition has returned for its second year under new organisers, and promises to be bigger than ever.
The Esk Art Award opened for the second year on Friday, following in the path carved by Eskleigh's Tasmanian Art Award for 25 years prior.
"Essentially it has a 25 year history, it's just we are now running it on their premises," said Launceston Art Society events convener Carolyn Riley.
A team of three judges, led by Melbourne 20 Painters Society member, Paul McDonald Smith OAM, selected the 10 award winners.
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Nigel Lazenby took out the $6000 Eskleigh Foundation Acquisitive Prize with his work, Aftermath.
More than 170 artworks will be shown in the exhibition, from landscapes and portraits to sculpture.
"They range from a glorious wooden rocking horse ... a wooden thylacine, down to ceramics," Ms Riley said.
"We try to make people realise that we're not just paintings."
The Esk Art Award Exhibition is open daily at Perth's Eskleigh until Sunday, May 26.
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