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Council launches inaugural Georges River Art Prize

Posted 29 May 2017 by (Hurstville News)

Georges River Council has launched a new art prize to recognise the talents of artists throughout the local area. Called the Georges River Art Prize, the new competition was created from the art prizes of the former Hurstville City and Kogarah City Councils andndash; the St George Art Awards and Kogarah Art Prize. Administrator of Georges River Council, John Rayner, said the creation of the new art prize will provide a greater opportunity for local artists to be recognised and showcase their work. andldquo;Entries for the competition will open Monday 3 July and close on Friday 15 September.andrdquo; andldquo;I strongly encourage all local artists to get involved in Councilandrsquo;s new art competition.andrdquo; For more information about the Georges River Art Prize, contact Council on 9330 6400 or visit the Georges River Art Prize webpage. You can also find out more by visiting the Georges River Art Prize Facebook page.Georges River Art Prize DetailsEntries open: Monday 3 July 2017Entries close: Friday 15 September 2017Winners announced: 3 November 2017Finalistsandrsquo; Exhibition: 4 November andndash; 13 December 2017 The Finalistsandrsquo; Exhibition will be held at both Hurstville Museum and Gallery and Kogarah Library and Service Centre. andnbsp;Award CategoriesGeorges River Art Prize (painting prize) - $10,000 acquisitive Georges River Sculpture Prize - $5,000Georges River Local Artist Prize - $4,000 acquisitive and a solo exhibition Georges River Little Artist Prize (7 - 12 years of age) - $200 materials voucherGeorges River Youth Prize (13 - 17 years of age) - $300 materials voucherGeorges River Peopleandrsquo;s Choice Prize - $500Georges River Favourite Young Artist Prize - $100