The count-down is on for UneARThed 2019. There will be lots of opportunities for artist/sculptures/potters and handy craft people to exhibit their amazing creations at our annual exhibition/art show held during the June long weekend in conjunction with the Gulgong Henry Lawson Heritage festivities. This year UneARThed Exhibition/Art Show will be celebrating the official opening and award presentation on Thursday evening 6th June at 6pm. Save this date!!!
Mrs. Helen Oakley a valued citizen of Gulgong as well as a long-standing member of Gulgong Arts Council is once again sponsoring the ‘Clyde Oakley Memorial Open Prize’ of $1,000. The criteria for this years’ ‘Clyde Oakley Memorial Open Prize’ is ‘Historical Gulgong NSW’ (any medium). There are many opportunities for artists/artisans to choose from within our historical town to create an amazing piece for this section.
Darren Gallagher (KIT Comics) is again sponsoring the ‘Unearthed Little Hero’ section for Under 13’s. In this section, the students create their very own super hero on paper. Darren is a world-renowned super hero comic illustrator/author who has been instrumental in encouraging our local students to use their imagination to create amazing super heroes. We are looking forward to seeing what the students present this year. Maybe they will refine their super hero they created for UneARThed 2018! Entry forms now available at www.gulgongarts.com
McGregor Real Estate has on offer an acquisitive prize of $500 for an art work of a ‘Mid-Western Region’ Landscape. The criteria covers a great many options…Gulgong, Kandos, Rylstone, Glen Davis, Windermere Dam, Nullo Mountain, Bylong, Running Stream, Pyramul, Wollar, Lue, Mudgee and the list is endless, so go for a drive or a picnic and check out our amazing region and don’t forget to take your canvas, paints and brushes!!!!!!
Have you got your ideas for ‘The Gulgong Scarecrow Stroll’ yet? We are putting out the challenge for all businesses, clubs, community groups, schools, families, grandmas, grandpas, health services, mines in fact, we are challenging EVERYONE to enter this fabulous competition. Remember to download conditions of entry/entry forms from www.gulgongarts.com or pick up from McGregor Real Estate prior to constructing your scarecrow as we need to keep our community and visitors safe.
A big THANK YOU and appreciation for the ongoing support by the following local businesses for UneARThed 2019….Mrs. Helen Oakley, Darren Gallagher (KIT Comics), McGregor Real Estate, East End Bus Services, Gulgong Automotive Services, Gilet Guitars, Gulgong Pharmacy, Gulgong Timber & Hardware, Gulgong Glass & Glazing, The Gallery Gulgong, Midwest Valves & Controls, Troy McKellar Real Estate, Kay’s Ceramics, Twisted Sisters Fabulous Felt, Centennial Hotel, Gulgong Local Arts & Crafts, Davies Butchery, Gobble & Go Café and Gulgong Butchery.
KEY DATES: 29th May 2019 –UneARThed entries close for UneARThed 2019
5th June 2019 - Exhibit delivery for UneARThed 2019 8am – 2pm Memorial Hall
6th June 2019 –Official opening and award presentation 6pm Memorial Hall Gulgong
7th-8th and 9th June 2019 – Exhibition open times 10am – 4pm
9th June 2019 – Collection of exhibits 4pm-5pm
Entry forms available from www.gulgongarts.com, McGregor Real Estate and IGA Supermarket Gulgong. Please like and share Gulgong Arts Council on FB.