Outback art prize

Patterns of the Outback is the theme for this years Spirit of the Outback Waltzing Matilda Art Show and Competition one of the countrys best known (and richest) art competitions with a bush focus.

As in previous years, selected works will be exhibited at The Outback Regional Gallery at the Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton (Queensland) throughout the outbacks peak tourism season.

This year, the competition is offering $10,000 in prize money in its two categories painting (any medium) and three-dimensional works. A Peoples Choice Award will also be presented.

Interested artists should note that entries for pre-selection close on February 28. Works will be exhibited at the Gallery from May 14 until July 6, with winners announced at the official art show opening on May 18.

Oh, and all entries must be for sale.

For further info phone Cathy Cooper at Winton Shire Council on 07 4657 1188. Or fax her on 4657 1342. Or email Or visit

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