Festa artwork winner

May 11th, 2020Festa artwork winner

MELBOURNE creative Lliam Amor is the winner of the Hepburn Swiss Italian Festa Artwork Prize for 2020.

MELBOURNE creative Lliam Amor is the winner of the Hepburn Swiss Italian Festa Artwork Prize for 2020.

The announcement was made by the Festa committee last week.

“Lliam Amor is a Melbourne-based illustrator and creative artist who also acts and improvises.

“Lliam has distant Swiss heritage, and family connections in the Castlemaine area, and said he had jumped at the chance to create an artwork for the Festa,” vice president John Stanwell said.

Mr Stanwell said each year the Swiss Italian Festa featured an original artwork or design that appeared on posters, programs and marketing materials.

“This year, local artists, photographers and designers were invited to submit an original artwork for the 2020 Festa Artwork Prize.

“Through generous sponsorship support from the Farmers Arms Hotel Daylesford, the Festa committee was able to offer a Festa Artwork Prize of $1000.

“With the cancellation of the 2020 Festa due to COVID-19, the Festa committee will focus this year on upgrading the Festa’s website and social media platforms.

“Lliam’s artwork will be the face of this enhanced online presence for the Swiss Italian Festa. The winning artwork will also be used to promote a range of online activities that the Festa will host in the coming months.”

Mr Stanwell said the Hepburn Swiss Italian Festa would be back in 2021.

“The Festa celebrates the heritage of the Italian-speakers from Switzerland and northern Italy who settled in the region during the 1850s goldrushes. Their legacy is the mineral waters, vineyards, architecture and food traditions still evident and treasured in the region today. Viva la Festa!”

Lliam has appeared in film with Escape From Pretoria and on television in Hawke, Underbelly, Tangled, Thank God You’re Here, The Micallef Program, Neighbours, Micro Nation, The Nurses, You’re Skitting Me and various TV commercials.

His artwork will be unveiled when the new website is launched.

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