Testament to the prestigious nature of the Camberwell Art Show, organisers have appointed three highly respected people from the art world as judges for the 53rd annual event, which will be held from July 6 to 15.

Chief judge this year will be respected artist and experienced art judge Julian Bruere who will be assisted by well-regarded contemporary artist, Denise Keele-Bedford along with Australian Artist magazine editor Helen Grant.

The 2018 Camberwell Art Show begins on the evening of Friday, 6 July, with a gala opening event and will be open to the public for viewing from Saturday, 7 July to Sunday, 15 July.

The event, which carries prizes valued at $37,500, including the best in show prize of $20,000, will be held at the Swinburne University of Technology ATC Building at 441-451 Burwood Road, Hawthorn

Leading Australian boutique law firm, Parke Lawyers, is again a gold sponsor of the event.

Parke Lawyers Managing Director Jim Parke says the popularity of the awards continues to increase and the 2018 judges will have a tough job making the final selection of some 1,350 art works from the 2,500 entries expected from more than 500 artists around Australia.

The Camberwell Art Show is a centrepiece of art and culture not only for Melbourne but for all Australians, showcasing the depth of our artistic talent.

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