Local artists set to be Unearthed in Gulgong

Mudgee’s artists are being encouraged to get creative and enter their artistic masterpieces into this year’s Unearthed 2017 competition and art exhibition.

Organised by the Gulgong Art Council, the competition helps encourage artists of all ages to get creative and showcase their talents to the region.

Artworks will be put on display over the June long weekend (June 10 and 11) as part of the Henry Lawson celebrations in Gulgong.

Competition categories are open for everyone from pre-school age right through to adults. Adult categories include drawing, pottery, mixed media, oils or acrylic, watercolours, pastels and handicrafts.

There are some great prizes on offer including the generous ‘Clyde Oakley Memorial’ open prize of $1000.

Plus, the event provides a great opportunity for artists to gain exposure, particularly as there will be lots of visitors in Gulgong as part of the Henry Lawson Festival.

For those looking to enter, this is what you need to know:

  • Entries will be accepted on Wednesday 7th June 2017 between 9am and 3pm at Memorial Hall, Herbert Street Gulgong.
  • Entries can also be mailed to: Gulgong Arts Council, PO Box 422, Gulgong NSW 2852 OR Delivered (by prior arrangement, phone 6374 1445) to:  Mrs Helen Oakley, 21 Herbert Street Gulgong NSW 2852 before 4pm Tuesday 6th June 2017.
  • Hanging art entries MUST BE READY TO HANG with all fittings attached, otherwise entries cannot be accepted.
  • Price is $10 entry fee per artwork for adults and $1 per artwork for under 18 years.
  • Entries close: 3pm, Wednesday 7th June 2017.
  • Each entry must be the original artwork of the artist within the last 12 months and no photographs will be accepted.
  • Entries must be collected from the Memorial Hall after 4pm on Sunday 11th June 2017.

And for those who just want to enjoy all of the artworks on show, you can see them on Saturday June 10 and Sunday June 11 at the Memorial Hall on Herbert St in Gulgong. The exhibition will be open each day from 10am – 4pm.

For entry forms and more information visit www.gulgong-arts.com.

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