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.
The concluding unique event at our annual Advocate Art Award is the ‘Walk’ where artists share with interested members and visitors aspects of their art practice and exhibit. To close, afternoon tea was kindly provided by our committee member Françoise and daughter.
The People’s Choice Award, to the value of $1200 was shared between Sheriden Appel and Jenny McFarland for their popular metal sculpture entry titled “Summer’s Bluff”. Congratulations to both Sheriden and Jenny.
We wish to sincerely thank Nathan King, Exhibitions Officer at Araluen who not only curated the exhibition but conducted the ‘Walk’ when at the last-minute our president Ron fell ill.
Finally the Special Voters’ Prize, the painting generously donated by Papunya Tula Artists was won by Henry Smith. Congratulations Henry!
We are happy that so many of you joined us for the recent Opening. It was a great success! Thanks to so many for your support. We are grateful for the ongoing support of the Minister for the Arts and Museums, Hon. Gerry McCarthy who opened our new building and exhibition and for the support of the Deputy of the Administrator, Mrs Pat Miller AO.