Sunshine Arts Fest judges

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Hayley Jenkin

Creative Director/Stylist – Wholehearted Studio

Hayley Jenkin from Wholehearted Studio joins the judging team as a creative director and stylist, who works with clients Australia-wide styling brand campaigns, editorial features and interiors.

Hayley works closely with each client to carefully style and bring their vision to life. She creatively directs and styles the project, weaving their personal story throughout to create their own signature style.

Hayley’s work has been featured in Inside OutReal Living MagazineAustralian TravellerHello MayApartment Therapy and campaigns for Australian designers and brands like Pottery Barn and West Elm.

Having previously worked as a teacher, Hayley is excited to be back working with schools as part of the Sunshine Arts Fest judging team

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Sarah Sculley

Sculley Design / 2023 Sunshine Arts Fest Artist Ambassador

Sarah Sculley from Sculley Design, our 2023 Sunshine Arts Fest Artist Ambassador, will also form part of the judging team to award the overall winner.

Sarah is a Sunshine Coast-based stencil artist who creates colourful, energetic, layered murals. Inspired by colour, community and nature Sarah mixes these elements to create joyful artworks. Sarah works with community groups to develop their collective voice into inspiring street art that comments on contemporary issues.

Sarah has painted murals in China, USA, Nepal, Indonesia and Australia. She has worked within the creative industries for 20 years and has taught at QUT and Design College Australia. 

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Ute Dittrich

Freelance artist and Art Therapist – headspace Maroochydore

Ute Dittrich is a psychologist and part of the team at headspace Maroochydore. Ute joins the Sunshine Arts Fest judging team as a Freelance artist (painting and ceramics) and Art Therapist, who works with clients in a therapeutic way. Art Therapy seeks to understand how art making can facilitate wellbeing using a creative approach. The goal of Art Therapy is to use art as part of the recovery and healing process.

Public Voting

The Sunshine Arts Fest official judges will award the overall winner, however the general public can also vote on their favourite installation to award the ‘People’s Choice Award’ winner by:

1. Visiting Sunshine Plaza and viewing the installations throughout the centre from 8 June to 17 July. An installation art trail map will be available to help plan your visit.
2. Casting your vote online for your favourite installation by 17 July.
3. Plus, you’ll be giving back to headspace Maroochydore. We’ll be donating $1* for every vote received to headspace Maroochydore, with these funds used to support their local youth art programs.

*The final donation is capped at $5,000.