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Calleen Art Exhibition

Sun 8 October - Sun 19 November

The CALLEEN ART AWARD 2023 exhibition is a compelling and diverse showcase of works this year by 57 finalists selected from 279 entries received from across Australia including established and emerging artists from NSW (including the Central West), Qld, Vic. Tas, ACT, WA and NT.

The CALLEEN ART AWARD was founded by Cowra art patron and collector Mrs. Patricia Fagan OAM in 1977 as a progressive acquisitive art award with the aim to foster creativity and excellence in the visual arts and enhance the cultural life of Cowra and the surrounding region. Now worth $25,000 in prize money with the support of the Calleen Trust the winning work will join the CALLEEN COLLECTION at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery.

This year’s winner of the Award is Marie hagerty for her painting Ritual Habitual 2023, acrylic and oil on canvas.

There will also be a guest speaker floor talk by Peter Haynes – Consultant, Curator, Writer and Art Historian, who will discuss the Calleen Art Award 2023 winning work Ritual Habitual 2 by Marie Hagerty. This will be held on Saturday, 11 November at 2pm (free admission).


Sun 8 October
Sun 19 November
Event Category:


Local government area
Visual arts
Event contact details (phone/ email)
0429 072 282


Cowra Regional Art Gallery
77 Darling Street
Cowra, NSW 2794 Australia
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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.

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