A few people have asked me to explain a bit more about the St Patrick’s Art Exhibition and Prize. The school is a Catholic boy’s school in Ballarat since 1893.
The school informed me that they received a significant number of entries from around Australia and have selected 70 finalists for the prizes and exhibition. They will hold the exhibition over September the 8th – 12th 2010 and offer two prizes, the Flanagan Prize, this year being $5000, and the University of Ballarat Emerging Artist Prize of $1000. The judge’s criteria are “Creative use of medium and originality of artistic perception and mode of interpretation”.
The piece I entered (as seen above @ 47x64cm) is an extension and development of the ideas in the drawing of post “Moving in the queue“, presented during the 100-day initiative. The prize winners will be announced at the Gala opening on Friday September the 10th.