Art & Ceramics Exhibition to be showcase of talent

Gunnedah Shire Council

The Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery will host Gunnedah Shire’s biggest art exhibition from Friday, August 12.

The 51st Art & Ceramics Exhibition includes the work of artists from the Gunnedah district, as well as the wider region and beyond.

Gunnedah Shire Council’s Acting Cultural Precinct Team Leader Madeline Buhagiar said the annual exhibition filled the gallery walls with an exciting and diverse range of works.

“This exhibition is competitive and invites entries in some 14 categories from children’s art to watercolours, from ceramics to printmaking, to sculpture and graphics,” she said.

“It’s an explosion of colour and styles that showcases the talent of local and regional artists.”

Arts Gunnedah president Susan Wilson said the total prize money of $9,000 encouraged both established and emerging artists to take part in the annual exhibition.

“It’s exciting to see new work from other regions and it’s also a chance to pick up a masterpiece, a bargain, or a work of art that you just love,” she said.

“Gunnedah has a long history of making and appreciating art. We are particularly fortunate that Council supports both this exhibition and the Creative Arts Gallery. The quality of the facilities and our access to them helps foster creativity in our community.

“We are also very grateful to Gunnedah’s businesses for their sponsorship and enthusiasm. It’s their continued support that makes this a popular community event.

“Everyone is welcome to attend the opening of the exhibition at 6pm on Friday, August 12.”

Tickets for the opening are $20 for adults and $5 for under 18 years and include drinks, canapés and a raffle ticket. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

The exhibition will continue until Sunday, August 28.

Caption: The Art & Ceramics Exhibition is a highlight on Gunnedah Shire’s arts calendar.

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