Art awards kick off week­end ac­tion

Pilbara News - - Lifestyle - Louise Alling­ham

The Hed­land Art Awards cer­e­mony and ex­hi­bi­tion open­ing will kick off a week­end packed full of art and en­ter­tain­ment events to­mor­row night.

The re­gion’s most prestigious art awards cel­e­brate and show­case the creative ta­lents of artists from all over the State.

Port Hed­land Court­house Gallery ex­hi­bi­tions and gallery co-or­di­na­tor Amy Muhkher­jee said the event was a great night out and the gallery’s so­cial and artis­tic high­light of the year.

“It brings friends to­gether over art, wine awards and a great space in a won­der­ful gar­den set­ting,” she said.

“If you’ve never been to a gallery open­ing, the Hed­land Art Awards is the per­fect start — we have a great night planned.”

Pil­bara MLA Bren­don Grylls and BHP Bil­li­ton’s gen­eral man­ager of rail Michael Bai­ley will open the event.

An­i­mal res­cue or­gan­i­sa­tion SAFE will be op­er­at­ing the bar where you can buy drinks by do­na­tion.

The Es­planade Ho­tel will be ca­ter­ing the event with canapés and will be host­ing an af­ter party at their Em­pire Bar.

There is over $100,000 in prize money up for grabs over nine dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories to be judged by four renowned artists from across the State.

The nine cat­e­gories in­clude the most out­stand­ing work, best work by indigenous artist, best work by a non-indigenous artist, Kathy Donnelly judges’ award, best work in a medium other than paint­ing, best sculp­tural work, youth award, en­cour­age­ment award and peo­ple’s choice award.

The ex­hi­bi­tion will be opened at 6pm to­mor­row night and will be avail­able for pub­lic view­ing un­til Oc­to­ber.

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Picture: Bew­ley Shay­lor

The Hed­land Art Awards at­tract a high cal­li­bre of work every year.

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