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Mardi Gras ‘1’ joins Council’s art collection

Mardi Gras ‘1’ joins Council’s art collection

Monday 10 September 2018

Ken Griffiths wins the Your Art Collection (YAC) 2018 prize with his artwork: Mardi Gras ‘1’. This work will join previous winners of the prestigious YAC award and become part of Bass Coast Shire Council’s art collection.

Judges, Colin Suggett and Kate Zizys announced the winner at the opening of Your Art Collection exhibition on Saturday, 8 September, at the Inverloch Community Hub, after judging the finalists’ artworks during the morning.

The exhibition includes works from four Artists, who had each won a YAC award during the year, progressing them to this final exhibition and a chance at taking out the winning prize.

Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Pam Rothfield, opened the exhibition and congratulated the artists and community groups involved in the Your Art Collection awards during the year.

“I would like to acknowledge the hard work of the Bass Coast Health Inverloch Art Show Auxiliary, who have done a fabulous job of hanging the exhibition, assisting with the opening event and who will provide a personal touch by manning this exhibition during its public opening hours,” Cr Rothfield said.

“Thank you to our community art organisations for all of the work you do to support our local artists, and to share your passion, colour and creativity with our community.”

“Through our acquisition program, Council has a wonderful art collection. With the recent announcement from Minister Merlino, that the State Govt. will hand control of the Wonthaggi Secondary College McBride Campus over to Council, I hope that our search for a home where we can share this amazing collection with the community is becoming closer to being a reality.”

“Of course, subject to engagement with the community, we are hopeful that the development of this site will include a home in which we are all able to enjoy these beautiful pieces of art.”

All four artists Ken Griffiths, Mandy Gunn, Adrian Johnson and Karin Murphy-Ellis, were congratulated and awarded, and attendees at the Exhibition Opening enjoyed live music provided by The Bass Coast Pickers.

The exhibition continues until Saturday, 29 September and is open daily from 10.00am – 2.00pm at the Inverloch Community Hub, 16 A’Beckett Street, Inverloch. Following the exhibition, the winning work can be viewed in the Bass Coast Civic Centre foyer in Wonthaggi.