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Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

National Capital Art Prize Finalist from Kiacatoo


Kelly Mackey is a mosaic artist from Kiacatoo in Lachlan Shire! She is a finalist in the National Capital Art Prize…. please vote for her in the people’s choice award!

Artist Name : Kelly Mackey
Medium : Mosaic
Category : Sustainability

To vote please head here:

My art practice utilises discarded crockery destined for landfill and explores the seemingly unforgiving nature of the tesserae. By manipulating and reimagining rigid forms to create detailed and organic pieces, audiences are drawn into my work, and are encouraged to explore the textures and forms through touch. As nature regenerates from destruction, so too the broken and once loved pieces of crockery in my works are reborn and transformed into treasured artworks to be enjoyed now and into the future. @Mac_mosaics

About National Capital Art Prize

National Capital Art Prize is a not-for-profit company established in Canberra in March 2021. Managed by honorary Directors, the company supports and showcases Australian artists and celebrates their skill and diversity through an annual national painting competition. The competition was also established to profile Australia’s National Capital as a cultural hub.

All funds generated through partnerships and entry fees are used in the running of the National Capital Art Prize and are continuously reinvested in the Prize to encourage artistic endeavour into the future.

With a prize pool of more than $45,000, this competition aims to ignite the passion and courage of artists across the country, many of whom lost the opportunity to display and sell their work during 2020-2021 with its devastating impact on the arts sector.

The annual National Capital Art Prize is established to:

  • Promote culturally diverse artistic endeavours
  • Showcase the talent of Australian artists
  • Support the artistic education and endeavours of young people
  • Nurture the creative development of artists in Australia
  • Provide a forum where art can be viewed, studied, critiqued and sold

The annual competition offers an exciting platform for Australian artists of all genres, ages and level of experience.

Image: Kelly Mackey, Floral-Rebirth, mosaic.