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Outback Archies Tour

This story was first published on the Orana Arts website. 

The Outback Archies, now in its fifth year, is currently touring the region showing the 2015 winning and selected works. The exhibition will be at the Fire Station Arts Centre in Dubbo from 8 to 26 of February and at the Gilgandra Arts Gallery 29 February to 18 March.

Held annually, the exhibition features artworks from across Western NSW from the two regional arts boards of Outback Arts and Orana Arts, covering a huge area from Dubbo up to the Queensland border.

In 2015 there were 49 artworks exhibited in the three mediums of Open Art (painting, etching, sketching, pastel), Photography and Sculpture, all exploring the theme of ‘Legends and Landscapes’.

Outback Arts Regional Arts Development Officer Jamie-Lea Hodges says she is excited to have the opportunity to share the tour with the two Arts Boards regions particularly with Walgett Shire artists playing a winning role in the project.

“Every year the exhibition provides an invaluable creative opportunity for our residents and really showcases the amazing artistic talent we have in our communities.”

One of the artworks you will be able to see as part of the exhibition is Afternoon Blues by Dubbo Artist Chris Kunko, which took out first place in the Open Art section with his oil painting of his son. Also being shown will be Dubbo photographer Jordan Shillingworth’s landscape photograph Westside Train Track that took second place in the photography section and entries by Steve Barwick, Alleyne Graham and Amanda Tout.

The exhibition has already been shown in Coonamble, Gulargambone, Lightning Ridge and Walgett before it makes it way to the Orana region, it will then have its final showing at the WOW centre in Warren. Don’t miss the chance to see this great exhibition in either Dubbo or Gilgandra this February and March.

Image: ‘Afternoon Blues’ by Dubbo artist Chris Kunko.