Calling For Entries – Hampton Art Exhibition 2009

Entries are now open for the 2009 Hampton Art Exhibition to be held as part of the Hampton High Country Food & Arts Festival. To join in the celebration of 150 years of statehood in Queensland the theme ‘Heritage’ has been chosen for the exhibition.

Artists are encouraged to explore the stories, feelings and inspirations relevant to this broad theme in their works. It is open to all artists living within a 50km radius of Hampton. So people from as far north as Cooyar, as far south as Cambooya, as far east as Esk and Laidley and as far west as Jondaryan, and all in between, are welcome to enter.

The festivities begin on Saturday 16 of May at 7pm with the Art Exhibition Opening to be held in the marquees at Chapman Park Hampton. This year the function takes the format of a wine and cheese evening and entry is free. The artworks will be judged by Allan Bruce and prize money of $1400, donated by the Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery and Crows Nest and Highfields Branches of Heritage Building Society is on offer.

Artists wishing to enter – You can download the entry form and conditions from the Hampton Festival website www.hamptonfestival.com or you can call Jo Petrou on 4698 1687 to arrange for a brochure and entry form to be sent to you.

Kerri Seccombe

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