Eurobodalla’s artists are again invited to showcase their creative talents at the River of Art festival.
Festival spokeswoman Lynne Griffiths said there were varied ways for the shire’s artists to get involved.
“We are taking entries for our premiere competition, the River of Art – 2018 Art Prize, now” Ms Griffiths said.
“Entries close April 20, and finalists for this prestigious event will be selected by a panel of three highly-regarded local artists, and exhibited at the SoART Gallery in Narooma.
“The awards and winner will be announced on Thursday, May 17.”
Ms Griffiths also highlighted a new exhibition for 2018.
“The inaugural Land of Many Waters competition celebrates what is the theme of this years festival; with exhibits on display at venues in Narooma, Moruya and Batemans Bay” she said.
“We are partnering with local Eurobodalla arts organisations to present this exhibition, with the Peoples’ Choice awards announced on Sunday, May 20.
“Entries close on April 17.”
The four-day festival runs from May 17 to 20. Ms Griffiths said the full River of Art festival program would be out just before Easter.
More information: riverofart.com.au
Wearable Art Fashion Parade
Ms Griffiths said the Wearable Art Fashion Parade was one of the River of Art’s most popular events.
“Tickets are on sale now for the annual show-stopping extravaganza,” she said.
“You need to be quick not to miss out on this popular event.”
The parade is produced for the festival by the Eurobodalla Fibre and Textile Artists Group and the 2018 parade will be held at St Mary’s Performing Arts Centre, in Moruya, from 3pm on Sunday, May 20.
Ms Griffiths said this year’s theme – “Folklore and Fantasy” –promised “a mesmerizing parade of enchanting creations, which imbued old-world traditions with a contemporary edge”
Will we see a Daenerys Targaryen, complete with dragons? A Rumpelstiltsin spinning straw into gold?
“Certainly there will be champagne and canapes,” she said.
The Wearable Art Fashion Parade has run for over a decade: Fashion themes in recent years have included Flights of Fancy (2017) and Queen of the Desert (2016).
Most of the costumes are available to buy after the parade.