Hunter Valley News

Entries open for inaugural Murrurundi art prize

10 Feb, 2011

Not to be confused with the nationally acclaimed Norvill Art Prize staged in Murrurundi every two years, the Murrurundi Art Prize is a competition for local artists only.

“We had a local art prize about ten years ago called the Murra Mist but when the Norvill Art Prize became so popular, the Murra Mist got left behind,” Murrurundi Arts Council president Mandy Archibald said.


Photo: Gilly Paterson Secretary Murrurundi
Arts Council (left) and Mandy Archibald -
President Murrurundi Arts Council (right)

The winner of this years Murrurundi Art Prize will receive $1000.

“We really want to thank the community for their generous sponsorship of the event, without them we wouldn’t be able to do this.

“We have just over $3000 prize money that will be distributed between the winners of each section,” Mrs Archibald said.

There are eight sections including two classes for under 18 and open classes in oils and acrylics, pastels, watercolours as well as fibre and textiles.

“It takes a while for some people to paint so we are giving people lots of notice so they can start painting.”

“By resurrecting the local art competition, the Murrurundi Arts Council hopes to nurture and encourage more of our local talent,” Mrs Archibald said.

Entries will only be accepted from artists residing in the following postcodes – 2333, 2336, 2328, 2329, 2337, 2338, 2339 and 2343.

The closing date for entries is 15 April 2011 with all submissions on display at the Murrurundi RSL Hall from 12 to 15 May.

For more details go to or call Mandy on
6546 6262.


Hosted by the Murrurundi & District Arts Council Incorporated

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