Art inspired by Japan connection
Local artists are being encouraged to put brush to canvas as part of the upcoming LiveLighter Busselton Fringe Festival.
The Fringe Art Prize has returned, and this year celebrates the two-decade long sister city relationship between Busselton and Sugito with the theme of Japanese Joy.
Works submitted will be exhibited and available for sale at Jacksons Art and Drawing Supplies on Queen Street during the festival, which runs from March 3-11.
There is $1000 up for grabs for the adult prize, a $100 prize for junior entries, and a $50 art pack prize for the sub-junior (ages six-12) winner.
Jacksons manager Rochelle Richie thanked the Busselton Sugito Sister Cities Association for donating a kimono for a window display promoting the competitino and said the prize was a great opportunity for young artists. “It’s our third year (running the art prize) and it’s growing every year,” she said.
“We’re really excited to be working with Sugito this year.”
Works must be created on a 12-inch x 12-inch canvas and entry forms should be submitted by February 22.
The winners will be announced on the opening night of the festival on March 3.
For information, entry forms, or tickets and information, visit busseltonfringe.com.au.
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