Local Artists Finalists in the 2016 Acquisitive $7500 Corangamarah ART PRIZE - con.ceit’16

Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery are pleased to announce finalists for the Corangamarah Art Prize have been chosen.  It is most pleasing and exciting that a number of local artists in the Colac Otway Shire  have been selected this year and will be showing their work as part of the Corangamarah Art Prize conc.ceit ’16 exhibition throughout August. 

 26 artists out of 64 entries from all over Victoria and Australia have been selected as finalists by an external selection panel including Director of Geelong Art Gallery Jason Smith and well respected visual artist and educator Godwin Bradbeer.

The opening will be held in the evening on Saturday 6th August with announcement of prize winners by Jason Smith, Director of Geelong Art Gallery.
Sunday 7th August – Sunday 28th August

Exhibition Opening and Announcement of Prize Winners
at RRRTAG Saturday 6th August, 7.30 – 9pm
Finger Food Provided, Drinks at Bar Prices

Tickets $15 per person (see our website www.redrockarts.com.au for details)

The $7,500 acquisitive Corangamarah Art Prize has become a mainstay in the calendar of Australian artists. RRRTAG is honoured to host this prestigious event with the winning artwork, announced at the opening, to be added to the Corangamarah Art Prize Collection at Colac Area Health.
Winning Artwork con.ceit’15
Sonja Robar ‘Seeing the Forest’

Gallery open on weekends 11am – 4pm
Entry by Donation

WHAT is the Corangamarah Art Prize?  Inaugurated in 2006, the annual Acquisitive Corangamarah Art Prize was conceived to provide the newly built Corangamarah Aged Care Facility in Colac with colour and life.  The notion of the award winning collection was to encourage discussion by residents, family and all in the local community and beyond.  It brings a sense of pride.

Artists from all over Australia and of course locally are invited to submit an artwork inspired by a contemporary issue or event, demonstrated through the Prize theme con.ceit’16 a concept which is conceived, imagined or formed in the mind, an idea, thought, image, a personal opinion.

Two further (non-acquisitive) prizes will also be awarded:
con.ceit’16 Small Works Art Prize of artworks less than 50x50cm (framed) and a People's Choice

WHEN:  Exhibition Opening and announcement of prize by Director of Geelong Art Gallery Jason Smith
 Saturday 6th August 2016
7.30 pm – 9pm
Limited Tickets $15 per person for more information www.redrockarts.com.au
Bookings through trybookings or at Cowlicks bookstore.

Exhibition from Sunday 7th August-Sunday 28th August 2016
Gallery opening times Saturday/Sunday 11am-4pm unless by arrangement

WHO:  26 Finalists selected from 64 entries. A range of both emerging and established artists from around Australia selected to exhibit their 2D work.

Judge of Final selected works for the Acquisitive Art Prize and the small works prize is Jason Smith Director of the Geelong Art Gallery an internationally recognised art museum director and exhibitions and collection curator.

Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery 520 Corangamite Lake Road, Cororooke
520 Corangamite Lake Rd, Cororooke.   For further information about the Art Prize and Theme see   www.redrockarts.com.au

Contact:  redrockexhibitions@gmail.com    Sue Cauble:  0408238252