As we find ourselves spending more time at home, Gungahlin Arts invites you take this opportunity for quiet time as a chance to connect with and reflect on the place that you live, and what makes it special to you. Whether you love it or hate it, we want you to capture what it is that makes your suburb unique.
Artists of all ages, backgrounds and abilities – whether professional or hobbyists – who live in Gungahlin and surrounding suburbs are invited to create a postcard inspired by something special or unique about their local suburb. Whether it’s your favourite park, a unique tree, the view from your bedroom window or just a special corner of your backyard, we invite you to share your perspective on what the place you live means to you.
All entries will be presented as an online exhibition, creating a collective portrait of Gungahlin and its surrounds. One artwork from each suburb will be selected to be printed and produced as the official postcard from that suburb by a team of local artists and cultural workers.*
Artworks can be in any medium so long as you can upload it – or take a photo and upload it to our online portal. All artworks need to be presented in landscape format with a 3:2 aspect ratio.
The winning artist from each suburb will receive $300 and 20 copies of their postcard to share with family and friends. In addition, all entries will be eligible for a people’s choice award of $300. Winning artists will also receive the revenue from sales of their postcard through Belco Arts on an ongoing basis, less a 30% commission to Belconnen Arts Centre. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Gungahlin Programs Officer Michele on [email protected] or 0403 929 739.
We look forward to seeing your entries!
* Please note, while we will do our best to print the postcards as soon as possible after winners have been announced, our ability to do this may be affected by restrictions imposed by COVID-19. In this case, postcards will be printed and distributed as soon as it is possible and safe to do so.
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