Fine arts Section of the Dorrigo Show

Preview Night at the Fine Arts Section of the Dorrigo Show

Preview Night at the Fine Arts Section of the Dorrigo Show



Closing date for entry forms and fees is 4pm, Monday 30 October 2017

Chief Stewards: Christine Moore ( 0431 510 275) and Louise Stanton (6657 2328)

Entry forms for this year’s exhibition can be downloaded HERE, or forms can be collected from Gallery 2453, Dorrigo Library, Food Angel Cafe, Nexus Gallery, and Bellingen Gallery and Framing.

Since 1967, at the invitation of the Dorrigo & Guy Fawkes Agricultural Show Society, the Dorrigo Visual Arts Group has organised the Fine Arts Section at the annual Show. The exhibition usually attracts over one hundred entries in two Classes (Open and Works on Paper), with prize money totalling $2,550.

In addition to Class awards, there are eight special awards covering most aspects of visual arts, including portraiture and traditional drawing skills. The Champion Exhibit, with prize money of $600 and the Reserve Champion prize of $250, are both sponsored by Bellingen Shire Council. Additionally this year there will be two Youth Awards, first of $100 and second of $50, also donated by Bellingen Shire Council. The exhibition covers almost half the wall space in the Show Pavilion, providing a stunning backdrop to the other interesting and beautiful Section displays.

A preview of the exhibition, presentation of awards and judge’s critique, will be held on Wednesday 22 November at 7.30pm.

Over the years the preview has proved a popular social event plus an opportunity to purchase first-class visual art. Entry is by donation, and each year Group members donate work to be raffled. Invitations to attend are extended to all who enjoy the great diversity of art.

See entry form for delivery and collection dates and exhibition conditions.