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Hansard Transcript, June 16, King Valley Art Show

Posted June 17, 2014

 

CATHY McGOWAN (Indi) (16:27):  Arts are alive and flourishing in Indi, and no place more so than in the beautiful King Valley. I am pleased to take this opportunity to place on record the wonderful work of the committee, sponsor and community workers responsible for the King Valley Art Show.

The show has been running for 17 years and this year there was a record 374 entries and 15 prizes to the value of $13,000. Professional art judge Julie Chambers from Mildura awarded the grand prize of $3,000 to Graham Peebles for his time tired, an eye-catching mezzotint.

All profits of the art show are given back to the community as grants and I heard many examples of what a difference these grants make to the community's ability to participate and learn about art, particularly for young people.

I would like to say well done to the team, Anita, Michael, Margaret, Linda and the two Julies—a fantastic effort.

And thank you to the Whitfield District Primary School parents for the delicious gourmet nibbles, to the local wineries for the delicious wines and most of all to the King Valley community for the excellent company on a very cold night and providing this opportunity to showcase Indi's extraordinary artistic talent.