Advocate Art Award 2020, Cancelled Due to COVID-19

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The 2020 Advocate Art Award has been cancelled due to uncertainty re COVID-19. In addition, News Corp announced that after June 2020 the Centralian Advocate will be published online. Members will be informed when information on the Centralian Advocate’s possible future involvement is available.

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  1. Entries are open to all artists in Central Australia including non-members of Central Australian Art Society (CAAS).
  2. Art work must be the original work of the entrant, completed during the 12 months preceding the exhibition and have not been previously exhibited in Central Australia. Work in any medium is welcome.
  3. Entries are limited to one entry per person, and must not exceed 200 cm in width, unless previously arranged with the coordinators.
  4. Sculptures exceeding 200cm in any dimension will be considered on an individual basis. They may be displayed outdoors in the Araluen courtyard or car park or elsewhere, by arrangement subject to joint approval by CAAS and Araluen. Such works remains the sole responsibility of the entrant. No responsibility will be given by CAAS or Araluen. A proposal must be forwarded to CAAS in a timely manner.
  5. CAAS reserves the right to consider, but not necessarily exhibit all submissions. Entrants with work that has not been accepted will be notified prior to the opening of the Exhibition.
  6. CAAS reserves the right to move an entry into another category if deemed more appropriate. The artist will be notified.
  7. CAAS will exercise reasonable care but will not be responsible for the loss or damage to any work in its custody.
  8. Entrants shall allow their artwork to be reproduced for the purpose of publicizing the Award.
  9. Insurance of artworks is the responsibility of each exhibitor.
  10. Entries will close at 5pm, Friday the 17th July 2020.


  1. An entry fee of $40 ($30 for CAAS members).
  2. A full refund will be given for any entry that is not accepted for hanging/display.
  3. All works must be for sale and at a price that reflects a demonstrable market value.
  4. Commissions will be retained for artworks sold, as follows: Araluen 10%, CAAS 30% (20% for CAAS members).
  5. G.S.T. registered artists must include G.S.T. in the stated sale price.
  6. Entrants must quote their ABN or be prepared to sign an exemption statement if work is sold. The ABN or exemption statement must be supplied before sale funds are distributed.

Delivery of artworks:

  1. All entries must be delivered to Gallery One, Araluen Arts Centre between 10am and 4pm on either Monday 27th or Tues. 28th July 2020. Entrants are responsible for all costs incurred in the delivery or dispatch of artworks.
  2. Artwork delivered must be clearly labeled with the artist’s name.
  3. Works must be received ready for hanging with D hooks no more than 10cm from the top corners of the work.
  4. Where necessary, specific hanging or exhibiting instructions should accompany the artwork.


  1. The judges reserve the right not to award a prize in a particular category.
  2. The Judges’ awards will be announced at the exhibition official opening ceremony on Friday 31st July.
  3. Voting for the Peoples Choice Award closes at 4pm on Saturday 15th August.
  4. CAAS committee will count the votes and announce the winner on Sunday 17th August, 2pm, at the ‘Walk in the Art’.

Collection of Works:

  1. Unsold works must be collected from Gallery One, Araluen Arts Centre between 10am and 4pm on either Monday 17th or Tuesday 18th August.
  2. After one month uncollected work becomes the property of CAAS to be disposed of as it sees fit.

CAAS would prefer that you use the ON-LINE ENTRY FORM below.

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