Entries open for Bribie art prize

Published 6:00am 16 April 2023

Entries open for Bribie art prize
Words by Nick Crockford

Entries have opened for the 2023 Matthew Flinders Art Prize (MFAP) held at Bribie Island Community Arts Centre.

Now in its 25th year, this gala event remains an open prize exhibition, with no set categories. Artists may create in any media (except video).

All details are on the entry form which can be downloaded from the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre’s (BICAS) website. Click here

Early bird offer

Or entry forms can be collected at the arts centre, 191 Sunderland Dr, Banksia Beach, Tuesday to Saturday 9am–4pm and Sundays 9am–1pm. Phone 3408 9288.

Entry deadline is Sunday June 25. Early birds who enter by June 18 save $5 per entry. Delivery of works to the arts centre is July 4–8, 9am–noon.

The entry fee is $40 per piece (BICAS members) and $50 for non-Members, with a maximum of two artworks each.

Gala opening night for the event in the Matthew Flinders Gallery is Friday July 14, with the exhibition running until August 4.

The first prize is $5000, second prize $2000. There are two Highly Commended prizes of $500, a $500 People’s Choice prize and $500 BICAS Members prize.

Organising committee chairman Stephanie White said there would be daily artist demonstrations during the exhibition. Some would be past MFAP winners.

Volunteers

The Matthew Flinders Art Gallery - and art prize named after it - is a gathering point for local and visiting artists from around the region and interstate.

It is produced, marketed, judged and largely run by volunteers.

For further information contact venue manager Julie Thomson 3408 9288.

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