Art prize ex­pected to show­case range of tal­ent

Pilbara News - - Lifestyle - Rob Dougherty

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.

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