Wondai Art Gallery curator Elaine Madill with the winner of the 2019 South Burnett Acquisitive … Hivesville artist Shannus O’Sullivan’s “Sold Up, Moving On”

July 13, 2020

Calling all artists! Wondai Regional Art Gallery is seeking entries in its annual October Art Competition, which is offering more than $8000 in cash prizes this year.

The major prize is the $3000 Mayor’s Acquisitive – sponsored by the South Burnett Regional Council – for a work that will be added to the region’s permanent collection.

The remaining $5000 will be distributed as first and second prizes across other categories.

This year, the competition will have six main categories:

  • Section 1 (Open) – Art
    (a) Oil or Acrylic
    (b) Watercolour (Pure)
    (c) Pastel
    (d) Any other medium
  • Section 2 (Open) – Photography
  • Section 3 (Open) – Sculpture and Ceramics
  • Section 4 (Open) – Indigenous Art of Australia
  • Section 5 – South Burnett Residents Only (any medium)
  • Section 6 (Open) – Australian Poetry Theme Art Competition – Artist is to choose an Australian poem, written between 1800 and 1900, and use any medium to interpret it.

The $3000 winning entry in the Acquisitive section will be judged from Sections 1 to 6.

The entry voted People’s Choice on opening night (October 2) will be awarded $100.

Gallery curator Elaine Madill said children were invited to submit entries to all categories, but they would be judged alongside all other entries.

The gallery plans to hold a special children’s-only competition, open to students from all South Burnett schools, in August next year.

COVID-19 restrictions derailed plans to hold a separate children’s competition this year.

  • More information – and conditions of entry – are available on the entry form which can be downloaded here (600kb PDF)

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