The inaugural St George Art Awards exhibition will be officially opened on Friday 29 October, 2010 at 6.00pm at Hurstville City Museum & Gallery (14 MacMahon St, Hurstville).

The biannual St George Art Awards is a national competition open to all Australian residents. To be eligible artists had to submit entries relating to the theme below:

Relationships [ri-ley-shuhn-ship] – noun
1. connection; a particular connection
2. connection by blood or marriage
3. an emotional connection

The theme enables artists to explore ideas such as the connections between and water; humans and the earth; disticy cultures; the past and present or emotional connections between people.

Prizes will be awarded the in the following categories:

  • St George Art Prize 2010 – $8,000; Painting; Acquisitive
  • St George 3D Art Prize – $3,000; 3D works
  • St George Local Youth Prize – $500 of art materials; No theme, open to either paintings or drawings.

For the Awards inaugural year we are proud to have attracted entries by established artists, emerging talents, students and amateurs. Hurstville City Library, Museum & Gallery would like to thank all the artists who entered and warmly congratulate those selected for exhibition in the first year of the St George Art Awards.

Make sure you bring your family along and come to the opening night to see the winnder of each category announced. We would love to see you there!

To RSVP, call the Museum & Gallery on 9330 6444 or send an email to museumgallery@hurstville.nsw.gov.au

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