2015 Outback Archies exhibition is on the road!
The Outback Archies, now in its fifth year, is currently on the road showingÂ the 2015 winning and selected worksÂ throughout the region until April 2016.
Supported by Coonamble Shire Council, Campbelltown City and Newgold Peak Mines in partnership with Orana Arts, the tour began at the Outback Arts Gallery in Coonamble and has visited the communities of Gulargambone and Lightning Ridge so far. Showing in Walgett until December 11, the Archies will hit the road again until April 2016 stopping in Bourke, Dubbo, Gilgandra and Warren along the way.
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.
There were 49 artworks exhibited in the three mediums of Open Art (painting, etching, sketching, pastel), Photography and Sculpture, all exploring the theme of â€˜Legends and Landscapesâ€™.
Outback Arts Regional Arts Development Officer Jamie-Lea Hodges says she is excited to have the opportunity to share the tour with the region particularly with Walgett Shire artists playing a winning role in the project. â€œEvery year the exhibition provides an invaluable creative opportunity for our residents and really showcases the amazing artistic talent we have in our communities.â€
Â â€œThe exhibition has grown so much in the past five years and we hope to continue on with that legacy, with plans already underway for next year with some new exciting changes.â€
â€œWe would also like to thank everyone involved as we could not have done this without the support of the community, the artists and our sponsors. Our community, both locally and further afield are the reason we have this opportunity to showcase the diverse talents from across NSW right here in the Outback Arts region.â€