Art message

Tuesday, 29th June, 2010

* Maari Ma's Lisa Kickett with an entry submitted by Gerard Bennett. * Maari Ma's Lisa Kickett with an entry submitted by Gerard Bennett.

Maari Ma Health is holding an art competition to let people know about the danger of alcohol and drug abuse.

Artists have four weeks to get their entry in to the $1,000 Indigenous art competition which opened this month.
There are three prizes. First prize is a $550 gift voucher from Leading Edge Computers and Electronics. Second prize is a $300 Big W voucher and the third prize is a $150 voucher from Outback Artz and Crafts.
Lisa Kickett, an Aboriginal Mental Health trainee at Maari Ma, said the winners will have their work printed on drug and alcohol information booklets meant for Aboriginal communities.
The competition is open to anyone in Wilcannia, Menindee and Broken Hill and there is no age limit.
Ms Kickett said competition would let people know about drug and alcohol services and the help that is available.
"People can learn more about Maari Ma's services and where to get help," she said.
"The competition will hopefully draw people in and get the community involved."
Ms Kickett is encouraging local participation and is hoping to see lots of entries.
Entries must include full name and contact details on the back of artwork.