Art competition attracts a strong field

Belinda Brooks - Sewing our Own Story

Belinda Brooks – Sewing our Own Story

Kiama’s inaugural Mardi Gras Regional Art Prize has been a great success, with 30 entries from artists throughout NSW, as well as Queensland, WA and Victoria.

Celebrating the life of Kiama’s Orry Kelly, artists were asked to create work that immortalized a famous expression from his memoir “you should only be ashamed of bein’ ashamed”.

The works of the 19 finalists are going on show in Kiama next week, with a panel of experts choosing the final winner.

“What has emerged is an extraordinarily diverse body of work that celebrates diversity, resilience, empowerment, passion, beauty and determination,” says the competition’s initiator Bruce Ferguson from local events company, Canvas Events.

"I Am What I Am"  - Artist Ann Clarke

“I Am What I Am” – Artist Ann Clarke

The public will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite work too, in a People’s Choice Poll taking place the week of the exhibition.

Details: 15-20 March at the Old Fire Station and the Little Blowhole Cafe Art Bar.  The winner will be announced at an artists party at the Art Bar in Tingira Crescent on Saturday night.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s