There is only a fortnight until entries are due for the 43rd Katherine art prize, the NT’s longest running art prize.
Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre’s new director Poppy Searle said there was only two weeks until entry forms are due on July 10.
“To the best of our knowledge, the Katherine Prize is the longest running Arts Award within the Northern Territory. This will be the 43rd year for the Katherine Prize which is closely followed by the Alice Prize; which is in its 40th year,” Ms Searle said.
“Katherine should feel very proud of this achievement and together with the Katherine Town Council we look forward to celebrating all that artists from the Katherine region have to offer.”
Following last year’s Katherine Prize, Godinymayin curator Clare Armitage reviewed the feedback received from locals and identified various aspects of the prize that could be refreshed.
“For the first time, entries will be accepted from the medium of photo-media and we look forward to seeing how Katherine Artists’ take up this opportunity. The Katherine Prize will also no longer separate art and craft as award categories and I’m sure this will be a welcome change.” Ms Searle said.
The awards will be structured as follows:
Entry forms can be downloaded from the Godinymayin website www.gyracc.org.au or collected from the center’s foyer and various locations around Katherine including the Katherine Town Council, Katherine Library, The Finch Café and Sandra Nelson’s office.
Artists are to deliver works between July 17-21 with opening night to be held on July 26 from 6pm to 8pm.
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