The annual Moore Park Beach Festival Art Competition and Bazaar is a highlight of the Wide Bay/Burnett Region's cultural scene. This year's Festival was no exception!

From Friday 7th to Sunday 9th August 2015, the public enjoyed a fun-filled family weekend.

School participation has always been a big part of the festival with many of the local schools participating in the Art programme as well as providing art in the form of music on the Friday morning. 2015 continued this tradition with school bands giving a free concert on the grassed area of the Community Hall. The concert was open to the public and many came and supported these young musicians as they enjoyed performing their music. Thanks go to teachers and parents for their support of this important part of the weekend.

The winners of the Art Competition this year were:
Section                               Winner                    Artwork Title
======                               =====                    ==========
  1. Open                            Gail Currie              Apples
          The Open Section was generously sponsored by Auswide Bank.
          Our sincere thanks for their support!
  2. Mono                            Ray Sparks             Once We Were Warriors
  3. Land/Seascape            Joy Davern             Golden Cliffs NT
  4. Open - Novice Artist     Karen Shelley         Rope
  5. Color Photography       Nubar Bandikan      Swan Lake
  6. B & W Photography      Debby Talan           So Cute
  7. Under 12 - Painting       Amity Palmer          untitled
  8. Fabric wall Hanging      Denise Titmarsh      Floral Fantasy
  9. Novelty Wall Hanger           No entries
10. Floral Art                             No entries
11. Floral Art                             No entries
12. Sculpture                      Hazel Vickers          Hoiho

This year for the first time, anyone who booked and attended our Official Opening Night, booked a Market Site or a Bazaar Stall, entered the Art Competition (except children), or bought more than $10 worth of Raffle Tickets, had their name automatically entered into our draw for 5 nights for 2 people at the Gold Coast.
This holiday, sponsored by the Chevron Palms Holiday Apartments, was won by Sylvia Galea.

This year's prize winners in the raffle held as part of the fundraising for the Festival were:
               1. Elaine McLucas
               2. Joseph
               3. Denise Long
               4. S. Gadischkie
               5. R. Spiker
               6. A. Carlin
               7. E. McLucas
               8. Joseph
               9. P. Andrews
             10. L. Lovett
             11. Joan Walker
             12. Shirley
             13. Des Peterson
             14. Ranger Nick
             15. J. Ker
             16. Kevin Williams
Congratulations to all the winners!

Moore Park Beach Arts Inc wishes to thank all our supporters for their generous support and assistance for the 2015 Moore Park Beach Festival Art Competition and Bazaar, without which the festival would not have been the great event it always is.

We were at the 2015 Festival.
We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

This year, there was again a fireworks display on the Saturday evening. The display was presented by Skylighter Fireworks. This is a Queensland company who have extensive experience and have put on displays around Australia.

Without the many sponsors, our annual Moore Park Beach Festival Art Competition and Bazaar would not be possible, and we would like to thank them for their kind support. Your support of these businesses would also be appreciated.

  • Queensland Government
  • Bundaberg Regional Council
  • Auswide Bank
  • ERGON Energy
  • Skylighter Fireworks
  • Moore Park Beach Bowls & Sports Club
  • Moore Park Beach True Value Hardware
  • Ken O'Dowd (Federal Member For Flynn)
  • Stephen Bennett (State Member For Burnett)
  • Alan Bush (BRC Councillor)
  • All Coast Real Estate
  • Moore Park Beach Community Association
  • Moore Park Beach Pharmacy
  • NewsMail
  • 4BU classic hits / KIX / hitz fm 93.9
  • Shane Taylor Concreting
  • Bundaberg Health Foods
  • Cooper's Home Timber and Hardware
  • Moore Park Beach Motel
  • Bundaberg Discount Furniture
  • Bundaberg Brewed Drinks
  • Home Timber and Hardware
  • @home Bundaberg
  • Hair Dinkum
  • Bundaberg Office Works
  • Lifestyle Solutions
  • Furniture Court
  • Bali Gifts Bundaberg
  • McDonalds
  • Queensland Kite Flyers
  • Barry Barker
  • PB Plumbing
  • Brett Killen Carpenter
  • Cefai Prestige Tiling
  • CD & AM Leet Electrical

Contact us by:

phone:           (07) 4159 8917
email:             deann.angel@hotmail.com

Accommodation for out of towners or holiday makers is readily available at:

* Moore Park Beach Caravan Park
* Moore Park Beach Motel
* Holiday accommodation and the many B&Bs in the area.