As of October 2015, the 1770 Art Show is an incorporated entity. Over the last twelve months the Art Show coordinators have been working towards establishing this major regional show and competition as a stand-alone event.
Being an incorporated entity ensures that the 1770 Art Show can be managed now and in the future by a dedicated, autonomous committee working solely to promote the arts for the benefit of the local community.
The founding committee consists of a cross section of local artistic talent, representing the fields of painting, photography and sculpture, as well as enthusiastic Art Show supporters.
The 1770 Art Show coordinators would like to thank the Captain Cook 1770 Festival and DCTC Inc for their support over the past twelve years. The Show will continue to be held over the same weekend as the Captain Cook 1770 Festival in May each year.
Art Show News
Planning is well underway for the 2016 Art Show. Entry Forms are now available on our website at www.1770artshow.com, along with updated information. More information will be added as it becomes available leading up to the Show in May 2016.
For the second year, the (Bendigo) Agnes Water Community Bank is the 1770 Art Show’s major sponsor.
As always, the Art Show relies on, and is grateful to all of its Section and Special Award Sponsors for their continued support, without which the Show would not be possible.
As in 2014 and 2015, the Queensland Art/Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in Brisbane has agreed to provide the guest judge for the 1770 Art Show. Mr Jason Smith, Curatorial Manager of Australian Art at QA/GOMA Brisbane, will arrive on Tuesday, 17 May, to view the artworks on display and make his decisions as to the Section awards. Mr Smith has graciously agreed to be in attendance on opening night, Wednesday, 18 May, and be available to talk with artists and guests.
Entry Forms for the 2016 1770 Art Show will be accepted until 29 April. Entry Forms can be found at local art-related venues and shops including the Gladstone and Bundaberg Art Galleries, ArtPlus Bundaberg, framing and art supply stores in Gladstone, Community Arts Gladstone and the Information Centre, Coastal Rag and Bendigo Bank offices in Agnes Water, as well as online at 1770artshow.com.au.
Large Canvas School Project (LCSP)
The LCSP, initiated in 2013, has been instrumental in involving regional schools with the 1770 Art Show.
In 2016, the LCSP will expand to invite a total of eight regional schools.
The theme for 2016 is The Reef. This innovative project gives even very small schools the opportunity to participate in a cultural, artistic event.
In 2016, the LCSP will invite participation from the following schools… Agnes Water State School; Discovery Christian College; Rosedale State School; Miriam Vale State School; Lowmead State School; Wartburg State School; Bororan State School; and Benaraby State School
For more information on the 1770 Art show, call 0411 126 701.