The 6th Annual Pyrmont Art Prize invites artists to submit works for inclusion in the upcoming exhibition, to be held on 20 May 2012 at Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst Sydney. The theme of the art show is SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL.
All artworks must be 12’x12’ in size and canvases can be picked up from TAP Gallery; 278 palmer St Darlinghurst. The entry fee of $20/$15 concession includes a canvas.
This year the event will be held on Sunday 20th May in Pirrama Park at the old Police Water site on the panoramic foreshore of Sydney Harbour, at the end of Harris Street. This exciting venue has recently been converted for public use by the City of Sydney.
The day will feature over 300 new artworks on display for the prestigious PYRMONT ART PRIZE, with thousands of $ in prizes to be won. Official guest speakers and prominent judges have been invited, and a Peoples Choice Award will also be presented from the attending public.
Live music and unique performances are always a special feature of the Festival. This year the festival will include classical students from the conservatorium, street theatre and local talented musicians who will perform all day in conjunction with the Pyrmont Festival’s - Mudgee wine & food for tasting.
All artists are invited to enter the art prize, whether they are well known & not so well known and create an art piece for public display. A children’s section will on be on show, featuring the artwork of local primary, secondary & tertiary students with special prizes to be won. This popular art event has been well attended by the community in past years, and many beautiful, original artworks may be purchased on the day.
This year the Pyrmont Art Festival has collaborated with Culture at Work and Derivan to widen its scope by inviting six local primary schools to participate in a separate exhibition that will be located in the children's playground at Pirrama Park on Sunday May 20th.
The schools include Ultimo Public School, Glebe Public School, St James Primary School Glebe, Forest Lodge Public School, Darlington Public School and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Primary School in Waterloo.
300 small canvases have been delivered to the schools this week by Sherryl Ryan Vice President of the Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce and CEO of Culture at Work, a not for profit arts organisation in Pyrmont.
Derivan paints supported the purchase of the canvases by supplying them at cost and the Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce donated the canvases to the schools. The theme of the schools exhibition is linked to the school curriculum with different stages at different schools choosing topics from The Built Environment, Global Communities, Future Transport, Caring for our Environment engaging creativity and thinking. Each school will receive art materials from Derivan for participating and 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes of art materials will be awarded to the best 3 student artworks.
Judges Andrew Frost, art critic, writer and broadcaster and Marlene Sarroff, visual artist and Factory 49 committee member will judge and award the prizes on the day.
This is the first time that schools have been invited to join in the art making for the Pyrmont Art Festival and the response was so fantastic we look forward to inviting more schools to participate in 2013.
The Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce, Tap Gallery, the City Hub, City of Sydney and Destination NSW and other local Pyrmont and Ultimo businesses actively encourage every one to be involved in this fun community event by attending & supporting local talent.
Don’t miss this fabulous day, Sunday 20 May 2012.
Enquiries: Tap Gallery
Lesley Dimmick: 02 9361 0440
TAP ART GALLERY
LEVEL 1/278 PALMER ST DARLINGHURST 2010
PH: 02 9361 0440 firstname.lastname@example.org