The Artists Society of Canberra will open its 77th Annual Spring Exhibition on Friday November 16.
The exhibition will be open to the public from 10am-5pm daily until Sunday November 25. Entry is free, and all works displayed are for sale.
This year’s event will be held at the heritage listed Fitters Workshop, in the Kingston Power House historic precinct, next to the Bus Depot Markets.
The official opening ceremony and presentation of prizes for artworks will begin at 6.30pm on Friday November 16 with an address by guest speaker Dr. David Headon.
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Over 300 works by ASOC members will be on display, covering a wide range of categories and mediums, including a new open sculpture competition.
Prizes will include those in individual mediums and categories as well as Best in Show, People’s Choice, the Peg Minty Prize for Landscape and the David Hatton Prize for Watercolour.
The Capital Chemist Sculpture competition is a new feature of this year’s exhibition with the winner being awarded a $1000 prize.
Another new feature this year is the exhibition of works by young artists from four specialist schools: Canberra Black Mountain, Cranleigh, Malkara and Woden. Prizes will be presented to individual students, and for the best group painting from one of the schools.
The official opening for the Young Artist Achievement Awards will be held on Saturday November 17 at 2.30pm. Over 200 student paintings will be available for sale. The event will be opened by a guest story teller.
Finally, “ASOC would like to thank our many sponsors without whom this event would not be possible,” a spokesperson said. “Sponsors are advertised in our bi-monthly newsletter and on our website.”