Twice the fun at Bor­der Art Prize

Tweed Daily News - - NEWS -

All en­tries for this year’s Bor­der Art Prize will be on dis­play to the pub­lic, thanks to a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the Tweed Re­gional Gallery and the M-arts Precinct in Mur­willum­bah.

This yearõs prize win­ners will be an­nounced at the of­fi­cial open­ing at M-arts on Satur­day 26 May from 5pm-7pm by guest judges, gallery owner Lor­raine Pil­grim and artist Abbey Mccul­loch.

The open­ing is a free event open to the pub­lic and is ex­pected to at­tract an au­di­ence of more than 300.

This yearõs Bor­der Art Prize has at­tracted more than 400 en­tries from vis­ual artists liv­ing in the re­gion. All en­tries will be on dis­play across the two venues.

Gallery Di­rec­tor Susi Mud­di­man, OAM, said the col­lab­o­ra­tion of­fered artists of our re­gion a great op­por­tu­nity to have their work ex­hib­ited in pro­fes­sional art en­vi­ron­ments.

ÒIÕM pleased that this prize is be­ing shown across two venues as it of­fers more for our visi­tors to see, as well as the op­por­tu­nity for artists to sell their work to art en­thu­si­asts,ó Ms Mud­di­man said.

An af­ter hours pre­view of the en­tries on dis­play at Tweed Re­gional Gallery will be held on Fri­day 25 May from 6pm - 8pm, in con­junc­tion with the of­fi­cial open­ing of Ôcur­tain Call: An­drew An­to­niouõ and Ôsub­di­vi­sion: Ge­orgie Mad­doxõ.

Cre­ative Di­rec­tor of M-arts Jill Mac­fie said it was ex­cit­ing that the M-arts Precinct was Ôdown­townõ gallery for the Bor­der Art Prize this year.

ÒI canõt wait to see what the amaz­ing artists in this re­gion have pro­duced and am look­ing for­ward to bring­ing their work to even more peo­ple than be­fore by ex­hibit­ing many of them in our gallery in the mid­dle of Mur­willum­bah,ó Ms Mac­fie said.

The Bor­der Art Prize, held every two years, is open to res­i­dents of Tweed, Bal­lina, By­ron, Lis­more, Kyo­gle, the Scenic Rim and Gold Coast.

En­tries in­clude tex­tiles, sculp­ture, ceram­ics, oils, acrylics, mixed me­dia, wa­ter­colour and pho­tog­ra­phy.

As al­ways, sub­ject mat­ter is var­ied, but in­cludes land­scapes, por­traits and self-por­traits.

The 2016 Bor­der Art Prize ex­hi­bi­tion at the Tweed Re­gional Gallery.

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