The $3000 prize for hanging art will be provided by Peabody Wilpinjong Mudgee mine and the $3000 prize for photography will be sponsored by large-scale solar power developer, ib vogt.
Peabody Wilpinjong has committed to funding the hanging art prize for the next three years. Peabody Energy is the world’s largest private sector coal company and a Fortune 500 company. The company serves metallurgical and thermal coal customers in 25 countries on six continents. The company’s Wilpinjong mine, near Mudgee, follows the company’s philosophy of supporting local community-based organisations and activities.
Ib vogt, sponsor of the photography prize, has been focusing on the development of solar power plants in the UK, Germany, Southeast Asia and India since 2009. Now operating in Australia, ib vogt focuses on tailor-made solar power plant solutions that maximise lifecycle performances.
The Art Unlimited $3000 prize for ceramics is the other major prize in the competition. The $500 People’s Choice Prize will this year be sponsored by Dunedoo Rural Hardware and the $500 Indigenous Artist Prize will be provided by Orana Arts for the seventh consecutive year. ABC Western Plains will also continue to provide a prize for a work that best depicts the Western Region, and the Janace Holmes Family Memorial Prize will once again be awarded to a work chosen by the family of the late Janace Holmes.
Entry forms for Art Unlimited must be received by Thursday 19 April along with a $12 entry fee for each work entered. There is a limit of five works per person per category. Works delivered by post must be received prior to Thursday 10 May. Works can be delivered in person on Saturday 12 May and Sunday 13 May to Dunedoo Central School hall, Digilah Sreet, Dunedoo.
Art Unlimited’s full terms and conditions are available at: www.artunlimitednsw.com.au. Entry forms can be submitted via the website or downloaded and posted to PO Box 51 Dunedoo NSW 2844. Tickets for the opening night can also be purchased via the website and are $35 each.
Media contacts: Penny Stevens 02 63751540; Marianne Deutscher 0402 404 352.