Promising a wonderful range of works by talented local artists, a free curator walk-through and affordable waste-to-art workshops, the Northern Beaches Art Prize has something for everyone.
Northern Beaches Council General Manager Planning, Place & Community David Kerr said the prestigious art prize, formerly the Warringah Art Prize, is a wonderful way to nurture and encourage local artists.
“The 2017 Northern Beaches Art Prize offered a $27,000 prize pool and attracted a huge increase in entries from previous years. It’s great to see arts and culture thriving in our community,” Mr Kerr said.
The Creative Space in North Curl Curl will be hosting two exhibitions for the event each featuring the prize-winning entries from the competition along with over 100 shortlisted works. Opening hours are 10am - 5pm on weekdays; and 10am - 4pm on weekends. Entry is free:
· The General and Small Sculpture categories exhibition runs Fri 11 - Sun 20 Aug
· The Waste-to-Art and Youth categories exhibition runs Fri 25 Aug - Sun 3 Sep
Council encourages the public to get behind the artists by voting in the People’s Choice Awards. The People’s Choice winners will be announced on the final day of each exhibition: Sun 20 Aug for General and Small Sculpture; Sun 3 Sep for Waste-to-Art and Youth.
Prize sponsors: Dee Why RSL Club, Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre, Freshwater Community Bank, Framers Warehouse, Art Smart, Eckersley's Art & Craft