The 2019 Pavilion display celebrated 140 years of The Bungendore Show
The very first Bungendore Show was held in 1897, a year of growth and change for the burgeoning Bungendore community. It was a good season and the lake was full, community spirits ran high, the railway was being build and the public school was finished.
In the world of arts and crafts, 1879 was also the year that saw the first Sydney International Exhibition. This bought the world to Sydney, and subsequently Australia, at a time when the colony was prospering. ‘Thirty four countries and their colonies participated in the Sydney International Exhibition. They presented approximately 14,000 exhibits which included displays of glass, tapestries, fine porcelain, ethnographic specimens and heavy machinery.’
Although not in Australia, Impressionism was taking off in 1879 and many great works of art were being produced. Works from artists such as Degas, Manet, and Renoir, Radicals in their time, ‘Impressionists violated the rules of academic painting. They constructed their pictures from freely brushed colours that took precedence over lines and contours.’
When it came to cookery, Recipes such as:
- Cherry Preserves (1879), Cooking in America 1840-1945
- Rock Cakes, from Twenty Five Cent Dinners published in 1879
- Robert E. Lee Cake first written down in 1879
- Sour Milk Cake, from Housekeeping in Old Virginia published in 1879
- Minnehaha Cake, Border Watch, Mt Gambia SA, 15th March 1879
Other interesting pavilion type references from that year include:
- Needlework sampler created in 1879
- The Language of Flowers
- Australian food time line
- In Australian photography in 1879
- Brewing in America in 1879
The Pavilion display is a testament to the hard work of a dedicated group of volunteers. Without all the hard work of our community, the contributions from local businesses, and the tireless work of our volunteers, it would not be possible to have such a wonderful showcase of local produce and talent. If you would like to volunteer in or sponsor a section of the pavilion please contact Ruth at email@example.com
Be part of the show by entering something in the Pavilion. For entry details see schedule below.
* Art * Handicrafts * Photography – Hints * Needlework * Cookery – Hints * Vegetables, Fruit and Farm Produce * Flowers * Wool * (Alpaca Fleece) * Jams, Pickles and Preserves * Home Brew Beers & Wines
JUNIORS are encouraged to enter and there is no entry fee for those 18 years and under. For adults, in all sections, the entry fee is $1 per exhibit.
PRIZES recognise the Most Successful Exhibitor and Most Outstanding Exhibit in each section, with a Trophy for the Most Successful Exhibitor Overall (wool and alpaca fleece sections are excluded from the points scoring).
Unfortunately there will not be an ALPACA FLEECE section for 2019. Please contact us if you need more details.
Forms & Applications
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ENTRANTS
- Entry form must be completed by all entrants and submitted with exhibits, waivers are no longer required
- Each exhibit is to be the work of the entrant only
- No exhibit is to have been entered in a previous Bungendore show
- Each exhibit may be entered in one class only
- Entries will be taken, and judging will occur, at the times stipulated in the schedule
- Prize cards and points only awarded in all classes unless stated otherwise
- Points scale:
- 1st awarded 5 points
- 2nd awarded 3 points
- 3rd awarded 1 point
- All entries to be collected between 4 and 5pm on the day of the show. Stewards cannot take any responsibility for exhibits after 5pm. Items not collected will be disposed of at the close of show.