ARTISTS at Amicus have had state wide success.
A total of 10 artists from Amicus have been selected as finalists for a state wide exhibition to be held in Melbourne.
The 2013 State Trustees CONNECTED Art Exhibition is set to showcase the talent of 171 new and emerging Victorian artists with a disability or experience of mental illness.
The finalists, who were selected from over 600 entries, will have their art on display at the prestigious exhibition in Federation Square’s Yarra Building from 29 October until 6 November.
And they are in with a chance to win the Allan Merigan People’s Choice prize which will be awarded to the most popular artwork as voted by the public.
According to Anne-Maree Davis, Amicus CEO everyone is very proud of what the artisists have achieved.
“It has exceeded our expectations.
“we have been entering for the past couple of years but to have this number selected, 10 out 12, is wonderful,” she said.
“It is a reflection of the individual talents of each of the artists.
“There is a very positive vibe and buzz around the place.
“We are pleased for them all and the families are extremely proud.”
One of the finalists Caroline Carey expressed her delight at being chosen to participate.
“I really like painting and I like all the bright colours,” she said.
Meanwhile Claire Clarke who’s piece Garden View is set to be exhibited believes painting is fun.
“I like drawing it makes me feel free and happy. I like to draw the line and paint in it. I like pasting because I can stick the paper on. Artwork makes me very happy.”
Organisers are keen to encourage Bendigo residents to attend the exhibition and support their local talent.
They are also inviting people to go on the website where they can vote for their favourite work, with the winner of the award to be announced at the opening
For more information visit: https://www.statetrustees.com.au/connected/connected-entries