Muswellbrook Local Art Awards 2017 - Results

Rebecca Rath - Spring Field, Oakvale Wines, 2017

Painting Category First Prize Rebecca Rath's 'Spring Field, Oakvale Wines'The Muswellbrook Local Art Awards 2017 attracted 133 entries. Artists and their friends and families from Muswellbrook, Singleton and the Upper Hunter, were present at 6.00pm Saturday 28 October 2017 to hear the decisions of adjudicator Debbie Abraham, Gallery Director at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery. The winners for each of the six categories were as follows.

Viola Bromley Painting Prize

First Prize

#35 Rebecca Rath,

Spring Field, Oakvale Wines, 2017

Second Prize

#3 Bethany Bray,

China Orders Australia’s Loss

Hunter Valley Printing Encouragement Prize

#33 Naomi Norris,

The Circus

Garry Philp Works on Paper Prize

First Prize

#58 Marie Lunney,

Daybreak

Second Prize

#49 Olivia Bray,

Pernicious - inevitability of man

Elks Enterprises Encouragement Prize

#57 Aileen Le Breton,

Tuscany

Local 3D Prize

First Prize

#68 Paul Adams,

Lidded Jar

Second Prize

#74 Will Maguire,

Busy Gardener

Max Watters Encouragement Prize

#81 Joanne Van Hees,

Balancing Act

Local Photography Prize

First Prize

#110 Roger Skinner,

Bliss

Second Prize

#91 Jessica Dugan,

Reflecting on the Past

Hunter Valley Hydraulink Encouragement Prize

#108 Michael Rayner,

Untitled - Last Road

Local Aboriginal Art Prize

First Prize

#119 Michael Stair,

Spirits Awakened

Second Prize

#117 Fiona Murray,

Gungabul

Berry & French Pharmacy Encouragement Prize

#116 Chloe Moxey,

Salt Water

Esther Bellis Youth Prize

First Prize

#126 Erin Hannan,

Mates

Second Prize

#123 Lara Collins,

All the Light She Cannot See

Framing Good Encouragement Prize

#133 Jessica Vanderdonk

Surfs Up

Thank you to the sponsors of Muswellbrook Local Art Awards 2017, and congratulations and thank you to all who entered.

Entries now open for the 45th Muswellbrook Art Prize

Entries Open November 2017

Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre is now accepting entries for the 45th Muswellbrook Art Prize. Prizes are awarded in four categories: Painting ($50,000) Works on Paper ($10,000) Ceramics ($10,000) and People’s Choice ($1000) Enter online. Entries close 19 January 2018.

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Dates

  • Entries open November 2017
  • Entries close 19 January 2018
  • Finalists notified from 2 February
  • Finalists works delivered by 23 February 2018
  • Adjudication 10 March 2018
  • Opening night 6pm Saturday 10 March 2018
  • Exhibition 11 March – 6 May 2018

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Adjudicator

Will be announced along with the finalists in February 2018.

Entry Costs

  • Painting Prize $45 per entry
  • Works On Paper $25 per entry
  • Ceramics Prize $25 per entry

2018 Artist in Residence applications now open

Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre (MRAC) invites artists to submit expressions of interest for our 2018 Muswellbrook Artist in Residence (AiR) programme.

The Artist in Residence programme aims to provide an opportunity for the creative development of artists in the diverse surroundings of the Upper Hunter region; contribute to the long term cultural development of the local community; and encourage arts practice and creative engagement between artist, community and place.

Applications close Friday 01 December 2017

Submit your application along with your proposal for an opportunity to take part in a 2 to 6 week residency between January and June 2018. The successful applicant will receive $7,000 in funding for the residency and creation of exhibition works, studio space, marketing and promotion, and a 3 month exhibition at Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre to showcase your work.

Muswellbrook Artist in Residence Application Form

Eligibility

MRAC AiR is open to all artists resident in Australia. Collaborative proposals are accepted. A range of artforms are suitable for the residency including (but not limited to) painting, drawing, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture, photography, installation, digital and new media art.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and artists from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Selection Criteria

Quality:

  • Demonstrate a strong, creative and innovative arts-led project that delivers valuable outcomes relevant to the needs of the local community
  • Calibre and expertise of the artist and their demonstrated capacity to deliver quality creative experiences

Value:

  • Provide professional development experiences to the artist
  • Maximise artistic, cultural and community outcomes
  • Provide opportunities for co-creation
  • Be engaging and challenging for the local community
  • Provide learning and development for the local community

Reach

  • Range of community involvement
  • Strategies for sustainability and development of outcomes of the programme, including development of new relationships at the community level

Viability

  • Demonstration of good planning, including appropriate timeline, effective use of resources, and interaction and engagement with the local community
  • Achievable outcomes

ART upCLOSE @ MRAC Issue #1 2017

ART upCLOSE @ MRAC Issue #1 2017
Cover: Dorothy Wishney, Leaden Sky, Isle of Skye (detail), charcoal and oil stick, 110 x 56cm.
Cover: Dorothy Wishney, Leaden Sky, Isle of Skye (detail), charcoal and oil stick, 110 x 56cm.

The first edition of Art UpClose. Upcoming exhibitions, workshops, and news on arts across the Upper Hunter.

ART upCLOSE @ MRAC Issue #1 2017

ENTRIES OPEN: 45th Muswellbrook Art Prize 2018

Entries Open November 2017

Muswellbrook Art Prize entries Open November 2017Prizes

  • Painting Prize $50,000
  • Works on Paper Prize $10,000
  • Ceramics Prize $10,000
  • People’s Choice Prize $1,000

Dates

  • Entries open November 2017
  • Entries close 19 January 2018
  • Finalists notified from 2 February
  • Finalists works delivered by 23 February 2018
  • Adjudication 10 March 2018
  • Opening night 6pm Saturday 10 March 2018
  • Exhibition 11 March – 6 May 2018

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Adjudicator

Will be announced along with the finalists in February 2018.

Entry Costs

  • Painting Prize $45 per entry
  • Works On Paper $25 per entry
  • Ceramics Prize $25 per entry

Bengalla
Muswellbrook Shire Council

8x10: Photographic Works by Muswellbrook High School catalogue

Catalogue Cover

Exhibition period 2 September to 22 October 2017. All items for sale.

8x10: Photographic Works by Muswellbrook High School catalogue

The magic of traditional photographic processes harks back to another time, before digital photography and all that goes with it.

The students of Muswellbrook High School Stage 5 Photographic and Digital Media experienced taking photographs using film, developing film and printing images using chemicals in the darkroom. They produced works of great skill
and “beautiful mistakes” and experienced deep learning through the process.

Students enjoyed the "old fashioned" traditional photographic methods and gained a sense of autonomy in their learning.

 

Sunday Sketchers Club at Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre.

Young Muswellbrook artist perfecting her technique at drawing hands

Join the Sunday Sketchers one Sunday a month and develop your drawing skills under the guidance of the Arts Centre’s Jade Goodwin.
10.00-1.00pm Sundays monthly.

Ideal for 8-18 year olds.

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