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Spring into action!

The annual community exhibition, ‘Flower Power’ is back again this year at Griffith Regional Art Gallery, coinciding with Griffith’s annual Festival of Gardens. 

Gallery Coordinator, Raymond Wholohan is calling for local artists to enter up to two works in any medium (painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, costume, textiles, etc), created to theme ‘My imaginary garden’.

“Flower Power always attracts an incredible range of artworks, and we are once again calling on locals to enter artworks to be displayed in the exhibition,” said Mr Wholohan.

“The theme ‘My imaginary garden’ allows the artist to conjure anything they can imagine – we hope the theme will inspire our talented artists to explore the idea of environments that may not be able to be achieved by conventional horticulture.”

The exhibition has two prize categories: The Nancy Sainty Encouragement Award and a People’s Choice Award. The Nancy Sainty Encouragement Award is open to all students from Pre-School through to Year 12 and is aimed at encouraging and developing young artists.  The Sainty family will judge the Nancy Sainty Encouragement Award, with awards available for a pre-school student, primary student and a secondary student.

The People’s Choice Award will be open throughout the exhibition giving visitors the opportunity to vote for their favourite artwork. Votes will be tallied at the close of the exhibition. The winner will receive a Griffith Regional Theatre 2016 membership, a double pass to any season show, and a solo exhibition at ArtSpace at Griffith Regional Theatre and Griffith City Council during 2016.

“Flower Power is consistently one of the Gallery’s most popular exhibitions,” said Mr Wholohan.
“Over the years we have exhibited paintings, drawings, photography, textiles, embroidery, sculpture, jewellery, video, mixed media and collage, so I am really looking forward to seeing what this year will bring.”

“Art has a special place in our lives as it’s one of the avenues where we a given the freedom to explore the undamaged or make believe.”        

Entry forms can be downloaded from the gallery website at www.griffithregionalartgallery.com.au and works need to be received between Thursday 1 October and Tuesday 6 October 2015.

Flower Power will run from Saturday October 10 and until Sunday October 25.

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