A Dunedoo Lions Club initiative, Art Unlimited is enjoying the successes of seven consecutive years of a high standard art exhibition. The momentum and acclaim that it has gained in this time has been unprecedented.
Attracting over 400 entrants over three fields - hanging art, photography and ceramics - the standard of this year’s exhibitors will be no exception. Open to anyone over the age of 18 and accepting entrants of all artistic competencies, Art Unlimited really lives up to its name. The entrants come from all over Australia and the exhibition is now a much anticipated event on the Central West arts calendar.
Event manager Penny Stevens describes what event-goers can expect: “Something to appeal to every taste and budget will be on offer. The exhibition hosts a wide range of art including abstract, contemporary and traditional works. There are beautiful ceramics from some of Australia’s leading potters, and exciting expressions in photography. It's a very ambitious event to put together,” she explains.
The mood of the show will be set with its official opening on the evening of Friday 22 May. A ticketed event catered for by Dunedoo Central School hospitality students, the evening will be both culturally rich and diverse. Fine food, high quality art and award-winning wine from the renowned Robert Stein Winery of Mudgee will awaken the senses, as event goers admire each example of creative expression. The night will feature the announcement of prize winners by this year’s hanging art judge, Orange Regional Gallery Director Lisa Loader.
The most exciting aspect of Art Unlimited is the vision on which it was built. The Pro Hart Prize for Hanging Art, donated by Pro Hart's widow Raylee Hart, honours her late husband's philosophy of making art more accessible to people in regional areas. Dunedoo, has taken this vision to new heights by not only bringing art to an eager regional audience but by also inspiring the pursuit of excellence from the many regional competitors. It is an event that that this small town can be immensely proud of and one that has certainly placed Dunedoo squarely on the map.
If you are interested in learning more about Art Unlimited, further information can be obtained from our website www.artunlimitednsw.com.au