Col­lie of­fers rich re­gional art prize

South Western Times - - News -

COL­LIE will of­fer Aus­tralia’s rich­est re­gional art prize in its lat­est ef­fort to at­tract tourists and tran­si­tion from a coal min­ing town to a cen­tre for the arts.

The Col­lie Art Gallery will of­fer a $50,000 first prize when the in­au­gu­ral win­ner is an­nounced in March. The prize, do­nated by Col­lie’s Bendigo Bank, is the most gen­er­ous re­gional art prize in Aus­tralia and the com­pe­ti­tion will also in­clude a $5000 prize and a $1000 peo­ple’s choice award.

Col­lie Gallery Group board mem­ber Don Clark said it was hoped the event would at­tract many peo­ple to the town.

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