The Outback Archies Art Prize is a long-standing project delivered by Outback Arts, now in its eleventh year! The Outback Archies grows in anticipation with each year, shining a light on the diverse and talented creatives in the region, exploring the theme ‘Legends and Landscapes’.
WELCOMING ENTRIES FROM BROADER REGIONAL NSW
Growing on its eleven-year history, Outback Arts have teamed up with several key partners which will once again extend the reach of this project. Entries will be accepted not only from the Outback Arts region of Bourke, Brewarrina, Bogan, Cobar, Coonamble, Warren and Walgett Shires but also, Gilgandra, Narrabri, Moree, Gunnedah, Liverpool Plains, Gwydir, Tamworth, Broken Hill, Wentworth Shire, Central Darling Shire and the Western Unincorporated Area – that’s seventeen Local Government Areas in total!
YOUNG OUTBACK ARCHIES
The 2021 Art Prize will also cater for our creative youth in Regional New South Wales with the Young Archies, featured in two categories, Primary School and High School. Youth entries may explore any medium of their choosing.
The usual prizes remain, including the major Outback Archies Prize, People’s Choice, Aboriginal Art Award plus first and second prizes for each category of Ceramics, Sculpture, Two Dimensional and Photography.
PROJECT PARTNERS & SPONSORS
Special thanks to our project partners Arts North West, West Darling Arts, 2 Rivers Pty Ltd, Gilgandra Shire Council, Campbelltown Arts Centre, our anonymous donors, sponsors NorthWest Vets and contributing Councils to the Outback Art program Bourke, Brewarrina, Bogan, Cobar, Coonamble, Warren and Walgett Shires.
Entries for pre-selection close 20 August 2021
Successful entrants will be notified by 30 August 2021
Artwork delivery by 10 September 2021
Exhibition 20 September - 29 October 2021
Special opening event (if permitted) Saturday, 25 September 2021
Featured artwork: 'Any space will do' by John Murray