Council News - May 2011
$ 5000 EMERGING ARTIST AWARD INTRODUCED TO THE ANNUAL KIMBERLEY ART PRIZE
18th May 2011
Artists are once again being invited to enter the Annual Kimberley ART Prize. Entries close Thursday 30th of June.The Kimberley ART Prize is recognised as the longest running art award in regional Western Australia. This year is the 41st year the award has been facilitated in the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley. The prize pool this year has increased to $ 24 000.00 thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.
The competition is open to Established Artists, Emerging Artists and has a Youth Award category for 12 to 17 year olds. This year the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley has great pleasure in introducing the inaugural 'Woodside Emerging Artist Award' with a prize value of $ 5000.00. The Shire is looking forward to working with Woodside to encourage and support the emerging artists of the Kimberley. The ART prize is open to all bona fide residents of the Kimberley region. The 'Open non- Kimberley Award' is open to all residents of Australia. Entry forms are available to download below.
The sponsors of our award categories are
- Overall Winner - $ 10 000 sponsored by the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley
- Woodside Emerging Artist Award - $ 5000 sponsored by Woodside
- Indigenous Award - $ 1000 sponsored by Gecko Gallery Broome
- Oils and Acrylics Award - $ 1000 sponsored by Art House Broome
- Watercolours and Pastels Award - $ 1000 sponsored by Mt Gibson Iron
- Photography (Prints) Award - $ 1000 sponsored by INPEX
- Photography (Canvas Prints) sponsored by Buru Energy Pty Ltd
- Mixed Media Award - $ 1000 sponsored by INPEX and Derby Furniture
- Youth Award (12-17 years) - $ 500 sponsored by Jila Gallery Derby
- Boab Nut Carving Award sponsored by Old Broome Lock Up Gallery
- People's Choice Award sponsored by Florida Construction Pty Ltd
- Open Non-Kimberley Award (All Mediums) - $ 1000 sponsored by Kimberley Diamond Company
With an anticipated record number of entries, this year's Kimberley ART Prize is set to be the biggest and best yet. All are welcome to attend Opening Night on Saturday, July 9th from 6.30pm at the Derby Civic Centre Gallery, Loch Street, Derby. Entry is free and non-acquisitive artworks will be for sale. The Exhibition will be open from Sunday 10th July through to Thursday 14th July.
For more information contact the Community Development Officer Carol-Ann Fyson on phone 919 10999 / mobile 0427 004 853 or email KimberleyArtPrize@sdwk.wa.gov.au
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