Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The official opening of the always exciting and popular UpstART exhibition and announcement of the award winners is on Saturday 26 November from 2pm. Special guest to open the exhibition is Cr Bill West, Mayor, Cowra Shire Council.

The exhibition is an impressive showcase of artworks including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, mixed media and sculpture by 114 students from 11 high schools in the region. The participating schools for 2016 are Blayney High School, Canobolas Rural Technology High School, Canowindra High School, Cowra High School, Forbes High School, Hennessy High School, Henry Lawson High School, Kinross Wolaroi School, Molong Central School, Parkes High School,
and St Raphael’s Catholic School.

In celebrating the creativity of this year’s participating young artists the Gallery also acknowledges the commitment of the art teachers from each of the participating schools who have assisted the in organization the exhibition and the generosity of the awards sponsors Webster Optometrists, the Vineyard Motel, Yellow House Cowra and 131 PIZZA (formerly Cowra Eagle Boy’s Pizza), as well as, the community donors, Friends of the Gallery and the Cowra Art Group; and private donor Mrs Margaret Henley from Cowra.

The 2016 awards judge is Libby Oldham Director, Jayes Gallery, Molong.

UpstART provides new opportunities for young artists in the region by displaying their artwork in a leading public gallery and reaching new audiences.

For more information contact the Gallery on 63402190.

Exhibition Dates: 26 November to 11 December 2016