Aboriginal art prize entries open

To celebrate NAIDOC week, CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes launched its 2023 Aboriginal Art Competition to discover Aboriginal artists in western NSW with a total prize pool of $4000 on offer for the best original paintings.

CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes CEO, Anne-Marie Mioche, encourages Aboriginal artists living in the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes or in communities where its services are available, to enter the competition with the winner receiving $2000, the second prize winner receiving $1500, and the third prize winner receiving $500.

“We’re passionate about creating opportunities for Aboriginal people and empowering all to succeed and this competition will generate opportunities and recognition for three aspiring artists,” Ms Mioche said.

“We know there is a lot of unrecognised talent in this region, and we hope this competition will showcase these artists.

“This is the third time CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes have run the competition and this year we hope to attract even more talent from our communities,” Ms Mioche said.

With a total prize pool of $4000, Aboriginal artists are encouraged to create and share meaningful artwork that show the rich Aboriginal culture and artistry in the CatholicCare diocese.

The closing date for entries is Monday August 28.

To see the information pack for CCWF Aboriginal Art Competition entrants, go to:

For further information call 1800 067 067 or email [email protected]

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