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The Coraki Art Prize

The Coraki Art Prize and Show will be held on the last weekend in October.  This year’s show – the thirteenth – will be bigger and better than ever, with over $9,000 in prize money on offer, with $2,000 for the ‘best in show’ award. Categories include painting, drawing, sculpture, print-making, aboriginal art and photography.

A new category has been added this year – ‘Coraki and District: It’s People and Places’- to showcase the characters and natural beauty of this unique part of the beautiful Northern Rivers.  Entries in the Art Prize close on Friday October 14th.  Entry forms are available at a wide range of outlets around the region – galleries, picture-framers, tourist information centres – and can also be downloaded (and submitted electronically) on the Art Prize website – www.corakiartprize.org.au.

The Coraki Art Prize Opening Night is always a fun night, with fine art, food and drink, music and a great atmosphere. Once again it will be held at the Coraki Conference Centre, in the Campbell Hospital Grounds, on Friday 28 October.  Proceedings will commence at 6.45, with the presentation of prizes, followed by the serving of food and drinks at 7.15.  The judges will then offer floor talks for those who are interested.  This will be an opportunity for art lovers to hear why the judges have chosen particular works and to enrich their understanding and appreciation of art more generally.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Entry is $15, which includes a light supper and two glasses of wine.

Because of the large number of entries over seven different categories, the Art Show will again be held at two venues – the Coraki Conference Centre and the Anglican Church Hall (Brandon Hall).  Drawing, print-making and sculpture will be shown at Brandon Hall, with the rest of categories at the Conference Centre.  In addition to the Opening Night (when Brandon Hall will be open for viewing from 8-9 pm) both venues will be open over the weekend – on Saturday 29 October from 10 am to 4.30 pm and on Sunday 30 October from 10 am to 3 pm.

Don’t miss it – mark it in your social calendar NOW! Bookings not essential but helpful to organisers. Call Melva 66832729