Muswellbrook Local Art Awards 2017

Roberta Wiseman "Gundamulda" Viola Bromley Painting Prize First Prize cat no 43

29 October - 22 December 2017

Opening Night 6pm Saturday 28 October 2017

Exhibition of finalists for the 2017 Muswellbrook Local Art Awards, an annual competition which offers local artists from Muswellbrook, Singleton, and Upper Hunter Shires the opportunity to show off the cream of their work from the past twelve months.

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Red Cross Christmas Trees and Wreaths

Red Cross Christmas Trees and Wreaths 2013.

28 November - 15 December 2017

Presentation of Prizes 6.00pm Friday 15 December 2017

The ever popular biennial community Christmas event, the Muswellbrook Red Cross Christmas Trees and Wreaths are on display again in 2017 at the Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre. Visitors to the display will be able to immerse themselves in the festive spirit with splendid, inspired, unique and creative Christmas Trees and Wreaths dotted throughout the Arts Centre.

Visitors to the Muswellbrook Red Cross Christmas Trees and Wreaths are invited to cast their vote in deciding the winning display along with supporting the Red Cross’s fund raising efforts. Voting is $2 per adult and $1 for children and concession holders and is open to the public for the duration of the display.

Voting is open to the public for the duration of the display. While the Sponsor’s Prize is selected by a Bengalla Mining Company representative, all other prizes are decided by people’s choice.

On display from 28 November - 15 December 2017. Official Closing and Presentation of Prizes 6.00pm Friday 15 December 2017 with refreshments courtesy of the Muswellbrook Red Cross.

  

Picture: Red Cross Christmas Trees and Wreaths 2013.

Stencil Art Prize 2017

Justinas Zozo (Lithuania), King Fisher (detail), aerosol on canvas.

06 January - 04 March 2018

Opening Night 6pm Friday 5 January 2018

Showcasing 67 stencil artists from 25 countries, the Stencil Art Prize is the world’s largest stencil event. Influenced by the ephemeral nature of street art, these stencil-based works blend pop-culture imagery and global politics to highlight the growing concerns of a socially engaged generation of artists.

This exhibition is a unique collection of works from Australia, Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, England, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Syria, Thailand, United Kingdom and USA.

Highlights of the exhibition include the Austrian duo Jana & JS with their intimate style of portraiture; David Soukup (USA) and his internationally acclaimed Chicago fire escapes; Iranian artist Afshid with his portrayal of refugees, migration and heritage; Mue Bon’s (Thailand) playful take on capitalism and Australia’s own Kirpy who has layered dozens of street posters as a base upon which to create a streetscape.

The stencil artists in this exhibition encompass nearly every stencil making method on the planet including hand drawn and hand cut stencils, computer generated stencil layers, silk screen stencils and screen printing processes, collage and mixed media stencils, spray paint techniques, water colour, ink and more.

Artworks and print editions of the stencils are for sale at www.stencilartprize.com

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