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Calling all local artists to read Between the Lines

12 July 2016

Sandy Pottinger and Helen Dennis at the opening night of the 2015 Western Downs Regional Artists Exhibition.

Sandy Pottinger and Helen Dennis at the opening night of the 2015 Western Downs Regional Artists’ Exhibition.

Whether you’re a hobbyist, emerging, developing or professional artist in the Western Downs, it’s time to dust off and ‘sharpen’ your paintbrushes, cameras, pencils or clay to produce a new artwork that responds to a few lines of poetry, prose or a song, and enter it in the 2016 Western Downs Regional Artists’ Exhibition, Between the Lines.

  • The Exhibition is open to all artists over 12 years of age who live and/or work in the Western Downs Regional Council area;
  • A maximum of four artworks can be submitted per artist and a fee of $25 per entry is applicable;
  • Works can be in any medium including, but not limited to: painting, drawing, collage, ceramics, textiles, photography, new media, installation, and sculpture;
  • There is no limitation on size or dimension of works;
  • The Prizes includes a People’s Choice Award and an Award for Young Artist (12 to 18 years);
  • Entries close 4pm, Monday 25 July 2016 and works can be delivered to Dogwood Crossing, Miles between now and the closing date.

Western Downs Regional Council Spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development Councillor Kaye Maguire said that this is a fantastic platform for both experienced and up-and-coming local artists to showcase their work.

“The Western Downs Art Gallery Network is pleased to offer an exhibition specifically for artists over 12 years old who live and work within our region to submit their works in response to the exhibition’s theme of Between the Lines,” she said

“With all mediums accepted and works reflective of a few lines from either a poem, prose or a song of their choice, the collection of works is guaranteed to be extremely diverse and result in something that would appeal to everyone in the community.

“The annual exhibition is now in its third year, having last year been hosted at the Chinchilla White Gums Gallery and at Gallery 107 @ Dalby in 2014, and is a great example of how our cultural community groups are coming together to both showcase local talent and enhance our regional reputation as participative and culturally-connected communities.

“This year’s exhibition will be hosted at the John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery in Dogwood Crossing, Miles and I encourage you to support our local artists by attending the opening on Saturday 10 September and then by visiting the Between the Lines exhibition from 10 September to 25 October so as to place your vote for the People’s Choice Award.

“Our region is home to a large number of very talented and skilful artists and Between the Lines enables everyone from your neighbour, work colleague, hairdresser or butcher to have an opportunity to share their creative streak.

“I’m very excited about the possibilities of this exhibition, and I hope we receive some really outstanding and unique ‘out of the box’ artworks.”

Artists need to submit their entries by the closing date of Monday 25 July 2016. For more information on how to enter contact your local art gallery committee at Chinchilla, Dalby or Miles, or refer to the brochure accessible via Council’s website.

The John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery is proudly sponsored by Murilla Hardware Supplies.

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