Entries into AGL Port Stephens Art Competition closing January 11

COMPETITION: The AGL Port Stephens Art Competition exhibition curator is Bay artist Megan Barrass. Entries close January 11. Picture: Supplied
COMPETITION: The AGL Port Stephens Art Competition exhibition curator is Bay artist Megan Barrass. Entries close January 11. Picture: Supplied

Port artists have just four days left to enter the AGL Port Stephens Art Competition being run by the Tomaree Museum Association.

Competition entries, which require artists to reflect the heritage and sustainability themes of the Tomaree Museum Project, close on January 11, 2021.

Newcastle-based visual artist Paul Maher, who has been making and exhibiting art for 30 years in Australia and overseas, will be judging the competition, with winners announced on Australia Day.

Raised in the Hunter Valley, Paul trained in visual arts at the University of Newcastle, completing postgraduate studies in 1985. He has exhibited in the Hunter since 1988, punctuated by two exhibitions in Paris in 1999 and University of Newcastle Gallery 2017.

Maher has had numerous solo exhibitions and made contributions to galleries and group events across Australia. He has achieved numerous prizes and residencies and is extremely well qualified to judge the competition.

TMA president Ian Farnsworth said that the AGL Port Stephens Art Competition and Exhibition represented a wonderful collaboration between the TMA, AGL and the Port Stephens community.

"The entry fee for Port Stephens residents is $15 per entry, with first prize receiving $2000, second prize $1200 and third prize $800. Any artists wishing to enter this event have until January 11 to email tomareemuseum@gmail.com for entry forms and information," Mr Farnsworth said.