Entries open for 2020 Towns Of Murals Art Show

IMPRESSIVE WORK: Cessnock councillor Darrin Gray, 2019 Town of Murals Art Show major award winner Eugenia Dunlevie, and art show judge Elissa Emerson. Picture: Sharon Dyson-Smith
IMPRESSIVE WORK: Cessnock councillor Darrin Gray, 2019 Town of Murals Art Show major award winner Eugenia Dunlevie, and art show judge Elissa Emerson. Picture: Sharon Dyson-Smith

Entries are now open for Kurri Kurri's annual Town of Murals Art Show.

Previously known as the Weston Art Show, it was renamed in 2017 after the Anglican Parish of Mount Vincent and Weston handed over the management role to Towns With Heart.

This year's art show will be held at 110 Lang Street (the former Betta Electrical store) from October 8 to 11.

Towns With Heart community projects manager Lesley Morris said artists of all ages and experience are encouraged to enter, with great prizes available across a range of categories for adults and juniors.

The major prize of $2000 for the overall winner, sponsored by Cessnock City Council, will be chosen from all adult entries.

Categories include miniature, traditional, contemporary, watercolour, flowers/still life, Indigenous and pencil, pen or ink on paper.

Junior sections will be broken into three age groups: infants (preschool to year 2), primary (year 3 to 6) and high school (year 7 to 11).

Following last year's successful partnership, the Rotary Club of Kurri Kurri Sunrise once again hold its annual Craft Affair in conjunction with the art show, in the rear section of the same venue.

A gold coin donation will allow entry to both events.

Ms Morris said a COVID-safe plan will be implemented for the exhibition, including social distancing, strict cleaning procedures and record keeping, and a dedicated COVID safety coordinator on-site at all times.

"At this stage our plan is to hold a physical exhibition but if restrictions change, we will look at having a virtual event," she said.

Entries close September 28. Entry forms are available online at visitkurrikurri.com.

FLASHBACK: Take a look at photos of some of the prize-winning entries from last year's art show below.

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