We have some exciting news. Creative Otways, a new community group on a mission to support and promote artists and the arts, is up and running and we have our first project ready to go.
The Wish You Were Here postcard art prize, is to our knowledge, the first art event to happen simultaneously across the Shire. Creative Otways has partnered with Red Rock Regional Theatre & Gallery, Apollo Bay Arts and COPACC in its first venture which is sponsored by Star Printing, Cape Otway Lightstation and Colac Otway Shire.
There are three categories to this landscape art prize with Coasting entries going on show at the Apollo Bay Arts Inc. Gallery, Hinterland works will be exhibited at COPACC, and Lakes, Craters and Rural Life entries being exhibited at RRRTAG. Please see the attached details.
This series of exhibitions will be open for the month of May in all three gallery spaces and the winners of each category will receive printed postcards of their work which they can choose to sell or use as a tool to market and promote their work. A weekend artist’s retreat for two at the Lightstation is the ultimate prize.
To encourage as many entries as possible Creative Otways has invited art teacher Salvina Conti to lead three en plein air workshops in connection with Wish You Were Here.
They are at:
Stevensons Falls on Sunday, March 2 from 10am-2pm
Cape Otway Lightstation on Sunday, March 9, from 10am -2pm (free entry plus a barbeque lunch courtesy of the Lightstation)
Red Rock, Sunday, March 16, 2pm-6pm
Cost for participating in the workshops will be $10 for Students, $20 Adults and $25 Family with an extra $5 for each additional entry. A parent or carer must accompany children under 13 years of age.
The entry fee and other information for Wish You Were is detailed in the attachment.
Please RSVP for the workshops by calling
Secretary, Creative Otways Ph: 5232 9418
We have created an Creative Otways page on the COPACC website with more information.
The workshops are suitable for beginners and experienced artists.