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Entries now open for River of Art Prize and a new exhibition

Two new opportunities are now open for South Coast artists to showcase their creative talents as part of the 2018 River of Art festival.

River of Art - 2018 Art Prize

Prizes and finalists for this prestigious event will be selected by a panel of three well-known professional artists – Ken Taber, Rita Wagner and Pauline Balos.

A first prize of $2000 will be awarded to the artist of the winning work, 2nd place will be awarded $250, and 3rd place $100.

Entry is open to artists living on the NSW South Coast, from Milton to the Victorian border.

Awards will be presented on Thursday 17 May 2018 at the SoArt Gallery in Narooma as part of the official launch of the River of Art Festival.

Finalists’ works will be exhibited during the festival at the SoART Gallery. Other artworks submitted will be on show in a Salon des Refusés at the Narooma School of Arts’ Studios. Both exhibitions will run from 18 May to 2 June, with many works for sale.

River of Art 2017 Art Prize - Indira Carmichael with her highly commended artwork

River of Art - Land of Many Waters Exhibition

This inaugural exhibition pays tribute to the meaning of Eurobodalla - derived from an Aboriginal (Yuin nation) word.

River of Art has partnered with three Eurobodalla arts organisations to present this event: Montague Arts and Craft Society (MACS), Creative Arts Batemans Bay Inc (CABBI), and the Arts Council of Eurobodalla (Art Central).

The exhibition will be on display during the River of Art festival at venues in Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma. Most works will be available for sale. Peoples’ Choice Award winners will be announced on Sunday 20 May.

Go to the River of Art website - – for details and online entry forms for both exhibitions.

The River of Art Festival showcases creative exhibitions, performances and events – from Durras to Tilba. This year’s festival will run from 17-20 May 2018, with an extended fringe season until 2 June. The program will be released in March.

River of Art is funded by the NSW Government through Destination NSW, Regional Arts NSW and Create NSW. Support is also received from the Eurobodalla Shire Council.

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