Collie Art Gallery launches $50,000 Collie Art Prize
Collie Art Gallery is pleased to announce the inaugural $50,000 Collie Art Prize, arguably the richest individual acquisitive art prize to be offered in regional Australia. The $50,000 major prize has been made possible thanks to the generous commitment of Collie & Districts Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank. The Rotary Club of Collie is also enthusiastically supporting the Gallery with two additional $5000 prizes, and a $1000 People’s Choice Prize provided by popular Collie bed and breakfast establishment Whispering Pines. It is hoped that the competition’s theme of Identity will inspire artists from all over Australia to submit significant artworks which will explore the issues of identity and belonging that define who we are and how we relate to the world around us.
“The Collie Art Gallery is one of the State’s most acclaimed cultural facilities and this significant prize will help make sure it reaches its potential, in terms of visitation and the quality of work on show. “says Culture and the ArtsMinister David Templeman
“The arts has a significant and growing presence in regional Western Australia and the Collie Art Prize will strengthen that further.”
Collie Art Gallery encourages artists throughout Australia to visit their website and enter this inaugural Collie Art Prize. See www.collieartgallery.org.au for entry details.
GOT A BLANK CANVAS? SO DO WE
Apply to exhibit at Midland Junction Arts Centre in 2018 and contribute to a new vision for the arts in Midland. With a variety of exhibition and residency spaces available, the newly revitalised Centre is brimming with possibility.
We are now inviting exhibition and residency proposals from artists, curators, groups and tertiary art students. Applications are welcome from emerging, mid-career and established artists across all disciplines and visual art forms, as well as curatorial proposals. We are especially keen to see proposals responding to the region and promoting artistic collaboration.
MJAC has two main gallery spaces as well as artist residency spaces, and studios for ceramics and printmaking. There are opportunities for residencies to culminate in exhibitions of works created on site.
Proposals will be assessed by the quality of the work, the project rationale, audience development activities and gallery availability at the specified time.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE 5PM 17 NOVEMBER 2017
For more information or if you have any questions please contact our Exhibitions Administrator Louella Hayes on 08 9250 8062 or lhayes@mundaringartscentre.
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VIVID ART GALLERY EXHIBITION 1ST-3RD DEC, 2017
Smart Street Mall, Mandurah, WA
The entry fee and Bra must be received by Powertex Australia by 4.30pm Friday 17th November 2017