$4000 in prizes from ART-Town

by http://www.chapelstreet.com.au

The Chapel Street Precinct and ‘ART- Town’ sponsors are offering $4000 worth of Visual Arts Awards to Artists who participate in the 2012 ART-Town Competition.

ART-Town invites artists and the wider community to take advantage of the largest art gallery and studio in the world; the street.

Over two weekends the Chapel Street precinct welcomes 30 artists as they create artworks live on the street in four highly-visible locations; Grattan Gardens, the Colonnade, Yarra Lane and Windsor Shoe Repairs. ART-Town visitors and passers-by are treated to a rare glimpse into the artists’ creative process as they are inspired by their surroundings.

Challenging the notion that public art has to be permanent, the works created during Art Town’s live art weekends will then move to a temporary exhibition space at Chapel off Chapel.

Art-Town encourages online expressions of interest in this project from all artists, whether student, amateur or professional, and all forms of art will be considered for inclusion. The 30 artists selected to participate will be eligible for the ART-Town Artists Awards – as judged by preeminent art and community identities – which includes a $2000 first prize and a public-voted People’s Choice award.

Key Dates

  • Live Art Weekends – Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 February and Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 March 2012
  • Four locations; Grattan Gardens, the Colonnade, Yarra Lane and Windsor Shoe Repairs
  • Judging – Monday 5 March 2012

Exhibition opening night and Artists Awards ceremony

  • Wednesday 7 March 2012, 6pm at Chapel Off Chapel
  • Exhibition, Wednesday 7 to Monday 26 March 2012 at Chapel Off Chapel

The deadline for registration is Monday 20th February 2012.

Click here to download Expression of Interest Form

Contact: Project Co-Ordinator Margaret Kernich 0414 742 957

The Art Town public art project and exhibition is presented by Streets Ahead Promotions and supported by the City of Stonnington.