Welcome to our BIG list of arts and cultural events happening in the NSW Central West gathered from artists, event producers, great local venues and groups across the region.
This is a busy artistic region. There’s usually more than 2000 arts and heritage events happeing in the region each year. Of course, 2020 looks a little different but the events are slowly returning where possible.
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Entries close: Calleen Art Award
Wed July 22
The Cowra Regional Art Gallery wishes to inform artists that the CALLEEN ART AWARD 2020 acquisitive prize for painting will take place from 4 October to 15 November 2020.
Entry forms will be available from March 2020:
- as an online entry form
- as a PDF which can be downloaded from the gallery website
- as a printed entry form available from the Gallery
Entries will close on 22 July 2020.
The Calleen Art Award is an acquisitive art prize that encourages originality and artistic merit, established in 1977 by Mrs Patricia Fagan OAM. The winning artwork will become part of the splendid Calleen Collection – the foundation collection of the Cowra Regional Art Gallery.
The Calleen Art Award is open to original paintings in any style or subject and for adjudication purposes using any traditional painting medium, such as acrylic, oil or watercolour (other traditional “mixed media” may be used to a lesser extent).
Calleen Art Award finalists are selected by a panel of art professionals. The winner of the 2020 Calleen Art Award is selected by the Award Judge from the award finalists and will receive $20,000 in prize money, made possible by the Calleen Trust. The announcement of the winner was made at the official exhibition opening of the 2020 Calleen Art Award exhibition on Saturday 3 October 2020.
People’s Choice Award
The 2020 People’s Choice Award (non-acquisitive) is $1,000 in prize money, courtesy of the Friends of the Gallery and announced at the end of the Calleen Art Award exhibition.
- Entries close: 22 July 2020, 11.59PM (AEDT)
- Official opening: Saturday, 3 October 2020
- Exhibition dates: 4 October–15 November 2020
The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West. These events are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media. Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.
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