Red Soil Riches unearths art and culinary delights
Kondinin is this year combining its annual art prize with its community garden twilight markets as part of the inaugural Red Soil Riches Weekend in October.
The Kondinin art prize is now in its 11th year and attracts a high calibre of work across mediums including visual art and metal sculpture.
The event is funded by local business sponsorship and the Shire of Kondinin, which provides $5000 for the acquisition prize each year.
The metal sculpture category is one of the most popular categories for the people’s choice award, and in an effort to encourage more local entries, acclaimed artist and sculptor Len Zuks ran a week-long welding and sculp- ture workshop at Kondinin Men’s Shed earlier this year.
“In a fraction of a morning, the girls learnt to weld and then build up the confidence to make sculptures — this should not happen so quickly,” he said.
Entries for the art prize close on September 27.
The twilight markets will be held at Kondinin Community Garden with special guest chefs Anna Gare and Sophie Budd, who will be holding cooking demonstrations using local produce.
There will be a variety of stalls, food, beer and wine for sales, activities for children and live music.
The Red Soil Riches Weekend will take place from October 6-8.
For more information, visit www.kondinin.wa.gov.au.
Troy Young, of Kukerin, with a tennis player metal sculpture piece. Entries for the Kondinin annual art prize close on September 27.