Feat of Clay
Clunes Ceramic Award receives record number of entries.
Over 120 entries from all States and our Capital Territory have been received for the 2015 Clunes Ceramic Award.
Finalists for this year's prize will be announced on August 10th and displayed at the Union Bank Arts Centre in Clunes from September 19th to October 11th, with a preview on the evening of September 18th.
Organisers expect around 40-50 pieces of art will be on display at the exhibition. Chair Graeme Johnstone said: "It is always a difficult task for our judges to select pieces for display, and with the record number of entries this year, we expect this to be the biggest challenge yet."
"This year the exhibition will be curated by Mary Rasmussen of SMB Ballarat and Federation University, and judged by our Korean visitor and master ceramicist Hyangjong Oh."
The Clunes Ceramic Award is an acquisitive prize. In 2015, the winner of the $10,000 Award will be acquired by the Art Gallery of Ballarat. The winning work of art is acquired in alternate years, by the Art Gallery of Ballarat and the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum for their Permanent Collections.
The winner of the People's Choice Award this year will receive $2,000 and three $250 Recognition Awards will be presented and announced at the exhibition opening.