Outback Archies of Landscapes, Legends and Lifelines
Established in 2011 the Outback Archies is an exhibition aimed at providing artistic opportunities for artists living in rural, regional and remote NSW.
Outback Arts, in coordination with Orana Arts, West Darling Arts and the Moorambilla Festival, works to showcase the contributing artists to both a local and visiting audience through the exhibition.
The 2012 exhibition recived over 90 entries from across the Outback Arts, Orana Arts and West Darling Arts regions.
The winners for the 2012 Outback Archies are
Open Art section – Judy Shalhoub (Orana Arts) for “Earth’s Images” 2nd Deirdre Edwards (West Darling Arts) for her “Earth Textures and Wide Blue Skies”.
Photography section: 1st Mardi Remond (Outback Arts) for “A well earned break” and James Nalder (Outback Arts) for “Dry Tank Mud Marvels”.
Sculpture – 1st Brett Garling (Orana Arts) for “Amongst the Tall Timber” and 2nd. Alison Dent (Outback Arts) for “Gum Tree”.
Year of the Farmer award was won by Rachel Cant for “Taking Ground”, Most Outstanding Indigenous artwork was by Frank Wright for “Water Animals”.
(artwork slideshow winners shown in above order)
Image artworks by: Top right to left: Mardi Rémond, Neville Owen, Johanna Parker, Larry Rindfleish, Deirdre Edwards, Janet Smith, Mardi Rémond and Rachel Cant. Center: Vikki Murray and Greg Brennan. Bottom: Susan Lawrance, Frank Wright, Anne Murray, Helena Ross, Margaret Beck, Susan Lawrance, Thomas Sullivan and Susan Lawrance
Funding and project partners: Outback Arts, Orana Arts, West Darling Arts, Moorambilla Festival, Central West Catchment Management Authority, Western Catchment Management Authority, Ningear Partnership, Where is the Art, Michelle Leonard and Elders Coonamble
Outback Archies 2011
Outback Arts, as part of the 2011 Moorambilla Festival, held an art exhibition titled ‘The Outback Archies of Landscape, Legends and Lifelines’.
It opened on the 23rd September 2011 at 3:30pm as a feature of the annual Moorambilla Festival and continued until the 25th September.
First and second place were awarded to Rachel Cant of Trangie won for her pastel on paper image of a storm chasing a header ‘Finish Line’ and to Johanna Parker of Lightning Ridge for her acrylic on canvas ‘Land Connections’
In Photography Mardi Remond of Walgett won for her portrait of an Indigenous woman from Halls Creek in Western Australia. Second place was Helena Ross of Lightning Ridge for ‘Time Passes’.
In Sculpture it was won by Susan Lawrance of Walgett for ‘First People’ whose works are steel gudgeons mounted on old railway sleepers representing the first people in Australia, Aboriginal Australians. Second place was won by Alison Dent for her steel rendition of a Wilga tree.
Courtesy of the Coonamble Aborginal Local Aborginal Lands Council a prize of $200 was awarded to Aborginal Artist Frank Wright for his artwork ‘Animals from my Country’.
Courtesy of our sponsor Annette Stratton a Peoples Choice Award was announced for Alison Dent for her ‘Wilga Tree’
Contact Outback Arts on 68222 484 or email email@example.com
See gallery for the 2011 winners for the Outback Archies
For a sample of the artwork featured see exhibition photos below
2011 sponsors: Central West Catchment Management Authority, Ag-N-Vet Coonamble, Robert Stein Winery, LE & AR Rindfleish – Transann Bulk Haulage, Annette Stratton, Michelle Leonard, Sheila’s Safari Nursery Coonamble, Coonamble Arts Alive, Coonamble Aborginal Lands Council, Global Village Restaraunt Coonamble