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Richmond Valley Council Australia Day Awards

‘CORKAI ART PRIZE‘ COMMUNITY EVENT OF THE YEAR 2012

In the citation for the award it said, ‘Events like the Coraki Art Prize are the “glue” that binds a community‘. The social contributions that the Coraki Art Prize make are enormous, in particular, the art workshops introduced for the youth of the local community. The success of the Painting and Printmaking for young indigenous and non- indigenous in the local community was outstanding. All 20 paintings were sold at the exhibition of their work.

The benefits of the Coraki Art Prize have been highlighted in Federal Parliament in a speech made by Senator Faulkner in Nov after the 2011 Prize.

We wouldn’t be able to do these invaluable workshops for the young without grants from Richmond Valley Council and ARTSNSW.

In the picture we have, (left) Russell Adock-Australia Day Ambassador for Richmond Valley (middle) Melva Thompson President Coraki Art Prize (right) Col Sullivan Mayor Richmond Valley Council.

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