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Aboriginal art on show tonight

Thursday, 22nd January, 2015

Kris Rush of Menindee (left) and Pam Chalmers of Sunset Strip caught a preview of the new exhibition which was being hung when they visited the gallery this week. Kris Rush of Menindee (left) and Pam Chalmers of Sunset Strip caught a preview of the new exhibition which was being hung when they visited the gallery this week.

The fifth annual art prize for Aboriginal artists in the far west will open tonight at the BH Regional Art Gallery.

The Far West Emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Prize was first developed by the gallery’s indigenous trainee, Katrina Weston, and is open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders in the Western Region who have never held a solo exhibition. 

The prize has been proudly supported by Maari Ma Aboriginal Health Corporation since its inception.

This is the first year that West Darling Arts has been involved with the prize. The group has helped by encouraging participation and liaising with communities to support the event. 

Entries have come from Wilcannia, Menindee, Wentworth and Broken Hill. 

Prize money is awarded in two categories. The first is for 2D works, the other for 3D works and there is a $1000 prize in each category. 

The prize will be judged by Dr Steve Flecknoe-Brown who will announce the winners tonight. 

Doors open at 6pm and everyone is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be available and, in accordance with Maari Ma Aboriginal Corporation philosophy, no alcohol will be available.

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