‘Advocate’ Opening this Friday, 6PM

Remember to all join us at Araluen Arts Centre for this year’s Advocate Art Award  Opening from 6PM this Friday 27th July.

Artists and family welcome to join the committee afterwards for a celebratory dinner. Details on the night.


Please advise (phone/text) Francoise on 0438 139 949 if you wish to join us for dinner. You may decide on the night, but it would assist the restaurant to have an idea of numbers for catering. Thanks.

Advocate Art Award 2017

Entries for our major annual exhibition have been open here for several weeks. Use the pull-down menu above, or follow the link here to enter online and familiarise the key dates and Conditions of Entry. This year we welcome back many continuing great sponsors and two new sponsors. We are proud to welcome Yeperenye Shopping Centre  who will sponsor the People’s Choice Award ($1200) and Batchelor Institute, sponsor of the $800 ‘Places’ Prize. Please support our sponsors, whose logos appear below, where-ever possible.


2016 Advocate Art Award – Call for Entries

Can you believe how quickly it’s come around again? … We are calling for entries for the 2016 Advocate Art Award held again at Araluen Art Centre.

Membership of our society isn’t necessary but we wish to make it attractive for you to take an annual membership:  a lower entry fee and particularly a lower commission on sale of your work. We need you to succeed and achieve a sale! It works for us both and offsets considerable expenses that we incur. All entries must be for sale, however listing a selling  price way above market value in order to avoid a sale is discouraged. Please respect our situation. The other Entry Rules are  described at the application page (read down)

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Applications may be paper based or (preferably) electronic. All details are under the Advocate Art Award  TAB above. Pull down & click the 2016 Advocate Art Award drop-down. Or click this link: Advocate Art Award 2016

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2015 Advocate Art Award is OPEN!

The exhibition opened last Friday. Another great success we believe.

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Excellence Prize winner – Dan Murphy

The winner of  The Excellence Prize for 2015  is Dan Murphy with his Photographic print on canvas. Many thanks to Chapman & Bailey for sponsoring the $2500 prize.

Senior Custodian Doris Kngwarraye Stuart is depicted in the artwork by Dan. See our Facebook page for images showing how Dan constructed his winning entry. (Now uploaded.)

Don’t forget to visit and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award. One lucky voter will win the ‘Special Voter’s Prize’ painting displayed as you enter the gallery. It is kindly donated by Papaya Tula Artists.

You are invited to ‘The Walk in the Art’ on Sunday 9th August, 2-3PM when the People’s Choice is announced and the ‘Special Voter’s Prize’ is drawn.

To see much, much more from the exhibition you need to see our Facebook page. Details are here on the right: “Like us on Facebook”.

2014 Advocate Art Award

Members and friends are invited to join us at 6PM for the Opening on Friday 25th July at Araluen, and thereafter for two weeks in Gallery One during normal Araluen opening hours.

We conclude the exhibition with the traditional “Walk in the Art” commencing 2PM on Sunday  10th August. Hope to see you and do remember to vote for your favourite piece for a chance to win the art piece kindly donated by Papunya-Tula Artists. We thank all our sponsors (logos on the invitation) who make the event possible.



Advocate Art Award Invite 2014 for Email

Advocate Art Award 2013: The Winners

Well friends, it’s all over for another year! We trust that you were as excited about this year’s exhibition as were we.

But its success was a true partnership between you the artists who entered such a varied mix of styles and media; our committee who worked hard behind the scenes, but especially to  “Mr. Art” Steve Anderson for his vital role as co-ordinator. The exhibition relied heavily on our support from Araluen and in particular from Nathan King. Many thanks to you all.

The major “Excellence Award” to the value of $2500 was taken out by Rod Moss with his ‘Centralian Table’ made of wood, glass & paint.

Prize by the Centralian Advocate & CAAS.


Rod Moss: ‘Centralian Table’

The People’s Choice Award of $1200, also supported by the Centralian Advocate and CAAS, was won by Al Strangeways for her oil on linen study of “Betty and the Fence 1”.


‘Betty and the Fence 1’ by Al Strangeways.

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Will you be an entrant in this year’s Advocate Art Award?

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It’s time to start getting your entry under way    for this year’s ‘Advocate’!


OK.. so you’re here on our blog so we guess you’re at least considering an electronic entry?  Go on .. it’s really simple! However we still have paper forms here if you’re not quite ready to take the leap!  We will also this year return to entry forms in the Centralian Advocate.  A  few of you told us you missed them last year.

First up, can we suggest that you ensure you are financial (membership lapses each year on July 1) if you wish to obtain the benefits.  Any memberships/renewals received now will carry into next year.  But membership isn’t compulsory to enter unless you are an ex-resident of Central Australia.

Make a start with your art and then come back here soon when you have settled on your work and submit your entry. You can find the details on the top drop-down menu above under the Advocate Art Award.

Details and Entry click here

We have a number of new sponsors this year but the Centralian Advocate remains our major sponsor.