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Locals on show

Wednesday, 23rd June, 2010

* Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery Indigenous art trainer Anthony Hayward with an Amanda Johnson painting. Ms Johnson was one of last year’s successful local applicants. * Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery Indigenous art trainer Anthony Hayward with an Amanda Johnson painting. Ms Johnson was one of last year’s successful local applicants.

Selected local artists
will have their
works exhibited at the
Broken Hill Regional
Art Gallery next year in
a move to develop the
local art scene.
The gallery has put aside
six exhibition periods next
year to help encourage artists.
Regional Art Gallery
manager Bruce Tindale
said the measure, in its
second year, would have
many benefits for the artists,
including having their
work hung and viewed in
the gallery and through the
application process.
“It’s quite a valuable
thing,” Mr Tindale said.
“We get roughly 2000
people through every exhibition
period. We also take
out ads in the media, getting
their name out there.
“We have a lot of visitors
from away so they’re
not just exposed to the
local market.
“It can help assist with
their economic position -
if the works are for sale
it’s a chance to retail their
works.
“There are excellent
benefits for the artist.”
To apply, artists must
submit a proposal to the
gallery which includes
copies of their works and
a background of their proposed
exhibition.
Mr Tindale said the
process would be similar
to that of larger galleries
in other centres.
“This process has been
developed to ensure equity
in encouraging regional
artists to experience the
professional environment
of a regional gallery,” he
said.
“The application process
is similar to some
commercial galleries and
will provide the applicants
with useful professional
experience in developing
an exhibition proposal.”
Mr Tindale said both
individuals and groups
would be considered in the
selection process. A panel,
including members of City
Council’s Art Advisory
Committee, would decide
on the winners.
The six artists, or
groups of artists, will have
their work hung for about
six weeks and would be
shown with two other exhibitions,
possibly including
high quality art on touring
exhibitions.
Proposals must be
received no later than
Friday, September 3, and
artists will be advised of
the outcome by September
30.
Contact the Broken Hill
Regional Art Gallery on
08 8080 3440 or artgallery@
brokenhill.nsw.gov.
au for a copy of the guidelines
or to discuss your
proposal.

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