Wild About Wooli ArtShow returns in 2021!
The Wooli Artists Gathering (WAG) has reconvened to make preparations for the Wild
About Wooli ArtShow for 2021. In light of the cancellation of the 2020 event, the committee has renewed enthusiasm to provide an opportunity for social connection for artists and the broader community alike. We have a new venue in the centre of the village at the Wooli Community Hall, located adjacent to the Tennis Courts, and opposite the Wooli Bowls Club. This year we are including an additional Youth Artist Category Award for 12 –21 yr. old for artwork themed “ Inspired by our Coast”.
WAG formed in November 2010 by a group of local artists and those who have an interest in art. The beauty and unique location of Wooli and its surrounding area has attracted many artists and stimulated people to develop their artistic talents. Before this time the growing collection of artists were seeking opportunity to gather, discuss, collaborate and support artistic endeavours.
The ArtShow now provides a platform to exhibit their artwork and connect with the wider art community and the general public.
Prompted by WAG members and the Protect Wooli campaign, the Wild About Wooli
ArtShow is seen to be a positive way to bring attention to the talents of our local artists. Proceeds from sales at the event financially support individual artists activities, whilst also providing a donation of 20% of sale proceeds to the activities of Coastal Communities Protect Alliance – Wooli, (CCPA). Primarily these funds go towards the protection of our coastal dune system. For more information regarding CCPA visit http://protectwooli.com.au.
Whether you are one of our previous exhibiting artists, or aspire to enter for the first time, are a collector of art, or a member of our community interested in organizing the event from behind the scenes, there is a place for you to be involved. Professional and amateur artists alike are welcome to exhibit. The Wooli School children also display their work. The new Youth Category now offers incentive for our emerging artists.
There are various prizes to be awarded including Best of Show; Highly Commended for each 5 categories, Painting; Drawing/Print Making; Sculpture/Ceramics; Textile Art; & finally Photography; the Youth Category Award, and School Children’s Prize category. The People’s Choice Award is decided by popular vote. The Judges for 2021 are Marc McIntyre and Steve Pickering from the Coldstream Gallery in nearly Ulmarra.
Further information regarding conditions of entry, categories, dates for delivery & collection of artworks, and exhibition dates are found in the Art Show Information & Attachment A – Artist’s Agreement AND Attachment B Entry Form.
This year the exhibition will commence with the Opening Night & Announcement of Prizes and Awards on Friday 2nd April at 6.30pm at the Wooli Community Hall, with the exhibition continuing on Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th April from 10.00am to 3.00pm. Refer to the Invitation to Artists and Public for full details.
Artist or not, come along, enjoy a drink and a nibble and admire the works of our talented coastal community.