ilovebrokenhill.com , was first published on 8 December 2011 by Jane Deany. My blog is all about the famous outback Australian National Heritage Listed City named Broken Hill, located in the state of New South Wales. I first visited #BrokenHill in 2002 and have returned many times since then. ilovebrokenhill.com will help you discover what's great about this historic mining city, where in the mid 1880's the line of lode, a rich ore body of silver, lead and zinc was found. You will find stories about anything related to Broken Hill.

Thursday 2 August 2012

Outback Open Art Prize Exhibition 4 August to 23 September 2012

Art Scene
It is time once again for the annual “Outback Open Art Prize”, known as the highlight of the cultural calendar in Broken Hill for many years.  There is the shortlist exhibition and the prestigious acquisitive first prize (valued at $15,000).

The exhibition opens Friday night 3rd August 2012 at 6.30 pm at –

404-408 Argent Street, Broken Hill NSW 2880, Australia
Janine Mackintosh Droughts and Flooding Rains 2011
Acacia Pycnantha (Golden Wattle), twigs, linen thread,
& bookbinders gum on canvas © Image courtesy the artist
The judge is Deb Wall from the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery.  She will also officially open the exhibition.

The exhibition runs from -
4th August - 23rd September 2012.

Opening hours are 10 am – 5 pm daily.  Entry is by gold coin donation.
The 2011 prize-winner was Janine Mackintosh with her piece – pictured – Droughts and Flooding Rains, 2011. 

The second prize is non-acquisitive $2,500, and there is also an $800 encouragement prize awarded.  Total prize pool $18,300.  Judging occurs on the 3rd August.  The judge will look for works that reflect the spirit and diversity of the Australian outback.

The prize is once again proudly sponsored by Mrs Raylee J Hart and the Broken Hill City Council.

Also running concurrently is an exhibition by Fabian Muir entitled “Russia”.

As usual, I wish I could be there but work in Melbourne doesn’t allow me to visit the city at this time of year.  Good luck to the entrants and do try and get along to the exhibition I am sure it will be well worth it.

Cheers, Jane D

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