"On Sunday the 20 May 2012, a fantastic day has been organised for the celebration of the sixth annual Pyrmont Art Prize.
The event will be held in Pirrama Park at the old Police Water site on the panoramic foreshore of Sydney Harbour, at the end of Harris Street, Pyrmont. There will be live music and unique performances are always a special feature of the Festival. This year the festival will include street theatre and local talented musicians who will perform all day on stage. This event presented in conjunction with the Pyrmont Festival’s – Mudgee wine & food in Pirrama Park.
Tickle your taste buds with unique gourmet cuisine and local produce direct from Mudgee. Bring your picnic rug and choose from a diverse range of cuisines for lunch and try some of the 120 wines from 30 of Mudgee regions top winemakers.
All artists are invited to enter the art prize, whether they are well known or not and artists are invited to create an art piece for public display and sale. This popular art event has been well attended by the community in past years, and many beautiful, original artworks may be purchased on the day. The theme of the art show is SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL. All artworks must be 12’x12’ in size and canvases can be picked up from TAP Gallery; 278 palmer St Darlinghurst.
The entry fee of $20/$15 concession includes a canvas (+ $5 for postage, if you want it sent to you) You can supply your own canvas, however it must be 12’ x 12’ for display purposes at the entry fee is the same.
Judges Andrew Frost, art critic, writer and broadcaster, Kendal Heyes visual artist and Marlene Sarroff, visual artist and Factory 49 committee member will judge and award the prizes on the day.
Pyrmont Art Prize 1st $1,000 cash + exhibition at the Tap Gallery valued at $680 + Alternative Media advertisement valued at $380 2nd $500 cash 3rd $250 cash
People’s Choice Prize 1st $750 cash + exhibition at Culture at Work valued at $500 + Alternative Media advertisement valued at $380 2nd $300 cash 3rd $200 cash
This year the Pyrmont Art Festival has collaborated with Culture at Work and Derivan to widen it’s scope by inviting six local primary schools to participate in a separate exhibition that will be located in the children’s playground at Pirrama Park on Sunday May 20th.
The schools include Ultimo Public School, Glebe Public School, St James Primary School Glebe, Forest Lodge Public School, Darlington Public School and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Primary School in Waterloo.
300 small canvases have been delivered to the schools this week by Sherryl Ryan, Vice President of the Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce and CEO of Culture at Work, a not for profit arts organisation in Pyrmont.
Derivan paints supported the purchase of the canvases by supplying them at cost and the Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce donated the canvases to the schools. The theme of the schools exhibition is linked to the school curriculum with different stages at different schools choosing topics from The Built Environment, Global Communities, Future Transport, Caring for our Environment engaging creativity and thinking. Each school will receive art materials from Derivan for participating and 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes of art materials will be awarded to the best 3 student artworks.
Judges Andrew Frost, art critic, writer and broadcaster, Kendal Heyes visual artist and Marlene Sarroff, visual artist and Factory 49 committee member will also judge and award the children’s prizes on the day.
This is the first time that schools have been invited to join in the art making for the Pyrmont Art Festival and the response was so fantastic we look forward to inviting more schools to participate in 2013.
Cash prizes for the Pyrmont Art prize have been kindly donated by McCourts Solicitors, Bendigo Bank Pyrmont Community Bank® Branch and Sanctuary Sanitarium, together with materials and goods support from Derivan and Pyramid Trophies.
The Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce and Tap Gallery presents with the proud support of Culture at Work, City Hub, City of Sydney, Destination NSW, IGA‘How the Locals Like it’, Mudgee Region Tourism, Mid Western Council, Mudgee Wine Grape Growers Association and The Star with other local Pyrmont and Ultimo businesses actively encourage every one to be involved in this fun community event by attending & supporting local and regional talent".