art in small sizes

You may not be up for an Archibald (yet) but your brush strokes have the potential. 300 or so other artists are thinking the same thing, and will be testing their mettle at the second Annual Pyrmont Art Festival.

 Although the subject matter of the artwork is up to the artist, there’s a level painting field with size – all works submitted are on canvas measuring 31cm x 31cm. There’ll be a plethora of paintings, sketches, sculpture reliefs, mosaics, photography and mixed media all vying for critique and a shot at $8000 in prizes.

 You can vote for your favourite in the PEOPLE’s CHOICE award but the Pyrmont Art Prize will be judged by Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, the Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, by Dawn Casey, Director of the Powerhouse Museum and by Ian Howard, the Dean of the College of Fine Arts.

 Enjoy an eclectic atmosphere with music and food, and pick up a small treasure. Whether $50 or $500, the artist will pocket 75% of the sale value. 

 Pyrmont Art Festival

Saturday 3 May 2008 (rain or shine)

Union Square, Pyrmont 10am – 4pm. Free.

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