Visual art is a powerful medium for communication. Throughout human history art has played a major role in recording, revering, protesting and interpreting human achievement. It is often said that its culture that makes us human. I disagree, as there is evidence of animals displaying culture. I believe its art that makes us human. It’s our ability to interpret the complex and abstract through simple line, colour and composition that sets us apart from the animal kingdom. Read more
But first, the travel. My wife and I spent 5 weeks traveling through Africa on Safari. It was a trip that neither of us will forget in a hurry. We would highly recommend it to everyone. In a world where resource development takes a priority over everything else, it is very re-assuring to see the value placed on conservation in Africa. I kept a travel blog as we went, so if you require further prompting to go take a look. African Safari Read more
THe Hedland Art Awards are presented by The Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery and Form and proudly supported by BHP Billiton Iron Ore. The Awards will be announced on August 26 and the exhibition will run from August 27 to October 13. The prize for the most oustanding work is $20,000, seven other awards will be judged with prizes ranging from $500 to $15,000.
Key dates for the awards are; Entry Forms to be submitted by July 25. Delivery of Artworks on August 6 & 7. Opening Night August 26. Collection of Artworks October 13 to 15.
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