New look for fundraiser



Selected views of the 2017 show

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Coraki Art Prize 2012 results

Life in the Balance
Tabulam artist Marion Arent won Best In Show with her work on paper, Life in the Balance: Rolling the Dice.

Best in show: Marion Arent, Tabulam, Life in the Balance: Rolling the Dice.

Janelle Saffin Encouragement Award: Matilda Giese, Clunes, Ballet Practice.

Koori Mail Encouragement Award: Alvina Kapeen, Coraki, All different nationality’s gathering together to become one. (sic)


First: Melitta Perry, Mullumbimby, Country Hall (Anniversary Dream).

Second: Susan Jacobsen, Ballina, Local Property.

Third: Dan McDonnell, The Channon, Still Life.

Highly commended: R. Lippett, Lismore, XXX R.I.P.

Works on paper

First: Darren Bryant and Joanna Kambourian, Coraki, Dark Décor Blue Print.

Second: Louise Fulton, Alstonville, Doppelganger.

Third: Susan Jacobsen, Ballina, River Bank Sketch.


First: Paris Naday and Darmin Cameron, Larnook, Utopia Towers.

Second: Daniela Bradley, Baywood Chase, Constraints.


First: Bonnie Sevil and Stephen Blanche, Evans Head, Fade to Black 6.

Second: Michael Moynihan, Lismore, Liz.

Youth art (12 years and under)

First: Ella Spackman, Coraki, Self Portrait.

Second: Hanna Spackman, Coraki, Little Blue Bird.

Highly commended: Luki Foster, Coraki, Playing Handball With My Cousins.

Youth art (13-18 years)

First: Matilda Bird, Lismore, Orange: Skin-Deep Religious Belief.

Second: Jessica Free, Kyogle, Arabian Horse.

Encouragement award: Rosie Barwick, Coraki, Languid Liquidity.

Youth photography (13-18 years)

First: Sasha Houtzager, Mullumbimby, Wildwood Dreaming.

Second: Sasha Houtzager, Mullumbimby, The Enchanted Fall.

Coraki and District: Its people and places

First: Dr Jurriaan Beek, Casino, Going Home.

Second: Jai Tuck, Woodburn, After The Storm.

2012 winners’ gallery

Country Hall (Anniversary Dream), by Mullumbimby artist Melitta Perry, took out first place in the painting section.

Catalogue available on line

This year, for the first time, the Coraki Art Prize catalogue is available on line.

A big thank-you must go to Neville Minch who designed and typeset it, working to an extremely tight deadline.

Click here to download the catalogue as a.pdf (1.13 MB).


Exhibition News

It’s all go for the big weekend!

2012 art prize posterThe countdown has started to the 14th annual Coraki Art Prize, this weekend.

Preparations are well in hand for the art prize exhibition opening and presentatiion night, on Friday.

Opening night is Friday, October 26, at 6.30 pm. Exhibition days are Saturday, October 27, 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday, October 28, 10 am to 3.30 pm.

Tickets are selling fast for the Coraki Art Prize 2012 Raffle, one of the art prize’s major fund-raising projects.

Collector’s Start-up Kit

As in the previous three years, the first prize in the raffle is a collector’s start-up kit consisting of a suite of art works by Northern Rivers artists who have established and  successful national and international art practices.

The collection is a broad and rich selection of works, which is a fantastic start-up kit for collecting Australian contemporary art.

For raffle tickets, email or purchase them at the show this weekend.

The raffle will be drawn at 2 pm, on Friday, December 14, at the Coraki Rural Transaction Centre, Richmond Terrace, Coraki.

Winners will be notified by telephone and also will be listed on our web site.

Tickets are $2 each, or three for $5.

The Coraki Art Prize Committee would like to thank all the contributors to the 2012 Coraki Art Prize Raffle.

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Community rallies to the cause

Melva Thompson before the opening of the 2010 Coraki Art Prize.

The Coraki community is rallying behind the art prize and organiser Melva Thompson.
Melva is in the John Flynn Hospital, at Tugun, Queensland, after suffering a stroke about a month ago.
Her daughter, Ana, said today that former art prize organiser Kate Welch had kindly agreed to take over the running of this year’s show.
“We have received many generous offers of help and are very grateful to all those who have offered,” Ana said.
“Any who can help are invited by Kate and George Thompson to come to a meeting, at the Coraki Youth Hall, on Bridge Street, at 2.30 pm this Saturday, September 29.”
Ana said her mother was transferred from Lismore Base Hospital last Friday.
“The decision to move her was made because we want her to get the best care possible and John Flynn Hospital has a dedicated stroke clinic, as well as providing acute care and also facilitates the rehabilitation she will need,” Ana said.
“We thank everyone in the emergency department and intensive care at Lismore Base from the bottom of our hearts for the care and dedicated attention that was given to Mum.
“We met so many amazing individuals during the time we spent there.
“Mum is still in ICU at John Flynn as there is a need to closely monitor her ability to swallow and breathe. However, she still has plenty to say, regardless of how difficult it has been for her to speak!
“She has also maintained sonic hearing and there is no getting away with any whispering in the corner!
“She loves hearing all the many messages that we pass on from those who have been thinking of her and is sad that the hospital isn’t closer for people to visit.
“She is well loved, there is no doubt about that! Thank you, everyone, for your support.”
Kate said that Melva and the rest of the committee had already put so much effort into this year’s event, she couldn’t let all that work go to waste.
“Melva is so passionate about the show; she would have been devastated if it was cancelled,” Kate said.
“People from across the district have been calling to offer their assistance.”
Kate can be contacted by phone on 6683 2325 or through the email link on this page.

– Paul Shaw