The committee are thrilled that we have received a Country Arts Support Grant from Arts NSW.
Thank you very much to all the community groups and individuals who wrote letters of support for the project. Basically the project is for two workshops, Painting and Printmaking, for up to 25 local youth who show an aptitude for the Visual Arts as well as a workshop with the school children during the Art Prize.
We will be working closely with local schools to identify these students and have already gained support from Coraki Primary School and Evans River K-12. Both workshops will be on a Saturday at Coraki Primary School. The Painting workshop is in July and will be led by a leading Bundjalung artist, Digby Moran. Digby has both a national and international profile in the Art world. The Printmaking workshop is in August and will be led by local Coraki artist and lecturer in Printmaking at Southern Cross University, Darren Bryant.
The students will have a chance to see the work of other artists as well as create their own work. There will be a follow up exhibition of the work produced.