Awards celebrate 10 years

Louise AllinghamNorth West Telegraph
The Hedland Art Awards attract a high calibre of work every year.
Camera IconThe Hedland Art Awards attract a high calibre of work every year. Credit: Bewley Shaylor

Entries open soon for the Hedland Art Awards, which will be celebrating their 10th anniversary this year.

With a prize pool of more than $100,000, the Hedland Art Awards offer the State’s richest cash art prize.

Applications open on Thursday, July 13.

FORM regional curator Kate Mullen encouraged artists from the Kimberley, Mid West, Pilbara, Gascoyne and Goldfields to participate in celebrating the awards’ 10th year.

“Last year we received over 150 entries which reflected the diverse pool of artists and talent in regional Western Australia, and exemplifies why long-term investment in culture and arts in the regions is so vital to building stronger communities,” she said.

“The final entries are selected by a professional judging panel, and chosen based on technical ability, originality of subject as well as original use of techniques and materials.”

The awards, usually held in August, will this year be on Friday, October 6 so as not to coincide with the Cossack or NATSIAA Telstra Art Awards and to give artists more time to prepare their artworks for entry. If the new date is successful, it will become a permanent part of FORM’s objective to make its public program as accessible as possible.

For more information, visit courthousegallery.com.au.

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