Jul 08
Aboriginal artwork competition for Local Health district

The Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) is looking for an Aboriginal artwork to be its trademark for Aboriginal Health initiatives.

“The winning artwork will raise the profile and recognition of Aboriginal Health initiatives and strengthen our belief that together we can make a difference to improve the health status of Aboriginal people in the region,” said Acting Chief Executive of the Western NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir.

The theme for the artwork is “Connecting to Healthy Living”.

“Entrants are invited to interpret this theme in an artwork of their choice but it should respect and acknowledge the theme and the different cultural boundaries across the WNSWLHD,” said Ms Weir.

“We know there is so much talent out there and we are anticipating a good response to the competition from Aboriginal artists with a variety of interpretations of the theme,” she said.

The competition is free to enter and entries close on 14 October 2011. Finalists and the winner will be selected by a panel of judges and announced at a special exhibition. There is a $2,000 prize for first place.

 “We are very excited to be partnering with the Macquarie Regional Library to present an exhibition of the finalist(s) and their artwork at the Dubbo branch on 3 November 2011,” said Ms Weir.