Twice the fun at Border Art Prize
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.