Collie offers rich regional art prize
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.