Faces in portraits

Art. If you catch a glimpse of a peering portrait in Time Out on Emmett this month, it is likely to capture your attention. In association with the Circular Head Council initiative Art About Town throughout the month of September, Circular Head Arts are once again hosting the CHArtchibald Prize. Now in its sixth year, …

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Fire fuels creativity

Experience. Local artists will have Nelson Bay as their backdrop when they meet for a retreat guided by Latrobe’s June Wilson. The day will be held at Sue and Ashley Popowski’s shack, POP INN, on Saturday September 10 to coincide with Circular Head Council’s ‘Art About Town’ month. The theme for this year’s art and …

2 years ago

Whiz of wall street

Scene. It’s almost ‘Art About Town’ month and to celebrate, organisers are calling on artists to put their talents to work in creating street art. The annual Circular Head Council initiative was transformed into a month-long affair last year with the visiting aerosol artists from Street Art Murals Australia (SAMA) along with community contributors, bringing …

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Art on fire

Creative. A new competition has been added to the mix for this year’s ‘Art About Town’ in September. The ‘On Fire’ art therapy competition will be an acknowledgement of the bushfires of 2016, and asks for people to express their experiences through art, photography and writing. Circular Head Council youth and community services officer Jodie …

2 years ago

CHArtchibald Prize competition

Art. Do you know a local identity who deserves to be etched on paper forever? The annual CHArtchibald Prize may just be the thing for you. This portrait competition is open to all ages, and invites submissions of portraits of local identities. There is a $1000 first prize. Entry forms are to be in by …

2 years ago

Arty competition

Youth. Art About Town is a time to show off your creative side and get amongst art in your local community. For the young people of Circular Head, there is an art and photography competition to enter your pieces of work, and see them showcased around town. You can even put a price on the …

2 years ago

Starry Stanley a winner

Creativity. A 3am wait on a cold Stanley morning – and some creative genius – is all it took for Zach Tuxworth to capture his winning shot. Earning the title of overall winner in the ‘Art About Town – In Focus Photography Competition’, Zach had just completed a five-hour time lapse and was ready to …

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Art About Town

I would like to thank all the participants, volunteers, organisers, sponsors and council staff who put together the September ‘Art About Town’. This is a great initiative which involves the community and builds pride in our CBD, a place where we all do business, work and socialise plus it also complements our impressive cafe culture …

3 years ago

Ripples of a man

Art. A portrait capturing the essence of local man Trevor Marshall has won this year’s CHArtchibald Prize, earning Stanley artist Josie Riches her third win. Judged on how well the artist portrays a Circular Head identity, judges found Ms Riches’ piece to fit the brief perfectly. As for the man in the portrait, he believed …

3 years ago

Art is in the air

Culture. Art is truly all about town this September as the Art About Town event sees artworks, street art and photographs take pride of place in venues and locations across Smithton. The Arty Duck on Smith Street is displaying hundreds of photographs taken by locals, as they await judging. Circular Head Council aims to promote …

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