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Art Unlimited 2023 Exhibition

Sat 20 May at 9:30 am - Sun 28 May at 4:00 pm

Organizers of Art Unlimited, one of regional Australia’s most exciting art events, are calling for entries from artists, printmakers, photographers and ceramicists for the annual competition to be staged in Dunedoo on 20/21 May and 27/28 May 2023.

A new category of Printmaking has been added to the competition and can include woodcuts, lino cuts, lithographs, etchings, engravings and screen prints.

Judging will take place on Friday 19 May and winners will be announced at a ticketed preview reception that evening. Tickets at $40 will soon be available and must be pre-booked online. The exhibition at Dunedoo Central School hall will be open to the public on Saturday 20 May, Sunday 21 May, Saturday 27 May and Sunday 28 May with an entry fee of $5 payable at the door.

Prizes for Art Unlimited 2023 include:

Peabody Wilpinjong Prize for Hanging Art – $3000

Acciona Energia Prize for Printmaking – $3000
Res Renewable Energy    Photography Prize – $3000
ACEN Australia Ceramics Prize – $3000

Ib vogt Highly Commended Prizes – Total of $1000
Dunedoo Home Hardware People’s Choice Prize – $500

ABC Western Plains Prize – $300 value voucher

David Deutscher Contracting Packing Room Prize – $250
The Janace Holmes Family Memorial Prize – $250

Closing date for entry forms is Thursday 20 April 2023. Entry forms can be submitted via post or entered online. Full terms and conditions can be found on the website (www.artunlimitednsw.com.au). Art Unlimited 2023 is open to works completed within the last 12 months by entrants aged 18 years and over.


Sat 20 May at 9:30 am
Sun 28 May at 4:00 pm


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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Event listings 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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