Art prize expected to showcase range of talent
Invitations are open for the prestigious Kimberley Art Prize for 2016, with artists from across WA expected to contest the award in its 46th year.
The event is hosted annually by the Shire of Derby as part of the Kimberley Creative Visual Arts Month and will cover the categories of Browse Development emerging artist award, indigenous, oils and acrylics, watercolour and pastel, mixed media, drawing, open non-Kimberley, boab nut carving, youth award (17 years and under) and people’s choice.
Shire of Derby West Kimberley president Elsia Archer said the trophy would continue as the longest-running art prize in WA.
“The Kimberley Art Prize showcases some fantastic works each year and the quality of entries just gets better and better,” she said.
“The prize is a highly respected art award in the Australian arts industry and attracts artists from every corner of the country, in particular the Kimberley”.
A big $24,000 worth of prize money is up for grabs across all categories, with the overall winner claiming $10,000, and the opportunity to present at the Kimberley Art Prize exhibition on July 2.