Hello everybody, here is an article from the Coraki & District News that tells you about the new venue for this year’s Coraki Art Prize Exhibition – Coraki Campbell HealthOne on Surry St, which is located behind the Conference Centre and old hospital building. All artwork will be shown in the one venue this year instead of split over two venues like it has in previous years.
Below is an article from the Echo Newspaper about the help the Coraki Art Prize got from the Men’s Shed in Casino. They were kind enough to help with modifications to the picture rails that are being installed in the Coraki HealthOne Building in preparation for our upcoming exhibition of works entered in the Art Prize.
A reminder to everyone that there will only be one venue for the exhibition this year, on the 28th and 29th of October!
Here’s an article from yesterday’s Richmond River Express Examiner about the upcoming Coraki Art Prize and picture of president of the Coraki Art Prize Melva Thompson holding a painting by local Coraki artist Vanessa Kapeen.
Also includes an article about an upcoming exhibition starting in November at the Bankhouse Gallery in Mallanganee called ‘High Tea’ featuring a body of work by the very talented Christine Spedding who is one of our favorite artists!
This year’s Coraki Art Prize will be held over the last weekend in October. All artists are encouraged and invited to enter this year, the 6 sections include:
- Works on Paper (drawing & printmaking)
- Youth Art (12yrs & under) – in any medium
- Youth Art (13 – 18yrs) – in any medium
All entries must be original and must have been produced in the last 12 months and each artist can enter up to two entries.
There is prize money to be won in each section as well as an overall $2000 prize to be won by the ‘Best In Show’ and a ‘Popular Choice’ prize of $500 which will be chosen by the public who come to see the exhibition of works entered.
Entry Forms will be available soon on this website and will be distributed and made available through out the Northern Rivers.
Enquiries can made to : firstname.lastname@example.org or (02)6683 2729
ENTRY FORMS – WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO GET THEM DISTRIBUTED THROUGHOUT THE NORTHERN RIVERS THIS WEEK, YOU WILL FIND THEM AT GALLERIES, ART SUPPLY STORES, INFORMATION CENTRES, CAFES & OTHER LOCAL BUSINESSES THAT SUPPORT THE ART PRIZE. BELOW IS A ONLINE -PDF VERSION OF THE ENTRY FORM THAT YOU CAN DOWNLOAD, FILL IN AND THEN EMAIL TO US.
ALTERNATIVELY IT CAN BE PRINTED OUT, FILLED IN AND SENT VIA POST. ANYONE THAT HAS DIFFICULTIES PLEASE SEND US AN EMAIL AND WE CAN EMAIL YOU THE ENTRY FORM ALSO.
The Collector’s start up kit comprises a suite of artworks by local artists that have been kind enough to donate their work. The collection is a broad and rich selection of works which is a fantastic start-up kit for collecting Australian contemporary art.
One of the works featured in this prize is this beautiful glass sculpture by Jacqueline King.
‘Forest Floor’ – kiln- and flame-worked glass by Jacqueline King.
This beautiful piece is inspired by the less than 0.1 per cent remnant big scrub rainforest that remains of the once 75,000 hectares in this region. The hand cut leaves are slumped into a bowl vessel. Jacqueline’s work is highly personal yet retains an aesthetic that speaks to us all. She emphasises the brilliance and beauty of glass – allowing it to ‘come to life’ with light, colour, texture and form. “Glass is the most beautiful medium to work in as it has its unique challenges but the presence of light can dazzle and transform a piece in seconds. I believe I have found a life long love and I hope my work inspires grace and just a little natural peace.”
The first prize in our raffle this year is once again a ‘COLLECTOR’S START UP KIT’.
The collector’s start-up kit comprises a suite of artworks by local artists, most of which are former ‘Coraki Art Prize’ prize winners who have each generously donated a piece of their valuable work. The collection is a broad and rich selection of works which is a fantastic start-up kit for collecting Australian contemporary art.
The 2014 prize features work by 2012 winner in Painting, MELITTA PERRY.
‘In – Between Homes’
60cm x 76cm, Acrylic and Glaze on Canvas.
Melitta Perry Brief Bio:
Born in Sydney, I was originally trained as an architectural illustrator employing traditional drawing skills. I have been a practicing artist for 16 years and first exhibited in the UK where I lived for nearly a decade. Since my return to Australia in the early 2000’s I have held 5 solo shows, (Catherine Asquith Gallery Melbourne – 2006, 2007, Schubert Galleries, 2008, Retrospect Galleries, 2011 and Bare Bones Art Space, 2005). I have also been a selected finalist in several prize exhibitions, (Portia Geach Award, 2005, Metro 5 Art Award, 2005, Country Energy Art Award, 2007, 2009).
I currently live in Mullumbimby with my young daughter and am represented by Anthea Polson Gallery.
Singer/Songwriter…JAMIE LOCKHART will be performing 2 x 40min sets at the CORAKI ART PRIZE OPENING NIGHT!
Jamie is an accomplished musician who has been playing and composing music for over twenty three years, he has toured nationally and internationally. His latest debut solo album “Songs For The Brave” reflects the depth and passion Jamie has for music by using the rawness of his voice the acoustic guitar and his unique style of songwriting. His playing style is rooted in the blues. To find out more visit http://www.jamielockhart.com.au.
So don’t forget to come along to our OPENING NIGHT- see what is sure to be a worthy art exhibition, enjoy fantastic live music, food and drink with a licensed bar available (2 free drinks included in entry fee)
FRIDAY 24th OCTOBER, CORAKI CONFERENCE CENTRE Union Street, 7Pm – $15 entry.
All Funds raised go toward funding future Art Prizes, Coraki Art Prize is a non for profit organisation run by volunteers and relies on the support it continues to find within local and regional communities in the Northern Rivers. It is the participation and appreciation from all the artist’s that makes it a pleasure to run.
FRIDAY 23 OCT AT 7:15PM, CORAKI CONFERENCE CENTRE- UNION STREET,CORAKI.
FREE ADMISSION, Food and drinks on sale from bar and pop-up eatery from 6pm, Live Music, Prize Presentations.