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Bellingen Agriculture Show – Bellingen Showground
SUNDAY – Day 2 of the Greatest Show on Earth. Showcasing the rich diversity of our area the show has something for everyone from woodchop, cattle, horse and showjumping programmes, fantastic pavilions full of wonderful produce, jams, cakes and crafts, Mantova Art Exhibition, photographic exhibition, pedigree and mongrel dog shows, all the fun of sideshow alley and a full entertainment schedule profiling the region’s up and coming talents.
PUT YOURSELF IN THE PICTURE
The EJ Mantova Memorial Art Competition is on again and it’s time to start thinking about your entry for this year. With a total prize pool of $3,000 this is just one reason to get creative.
The EJ Mantova Memorial Art Competition is Bellingen’s longest continuously running Art prize – something members of the organizing body – Bellinger River Agricultural Society – are very proud of.
BRAS’s President Ted Greenwood says:
“The Mantova Competition has become an integral part of the Bellingen Show with the Opening Night signaling the official countdown to the start of the Show. The atmosphere is one of excitement and anticipation, not to mention how inspiring it is to be surrounded by such talent.”
“If it wasn’t for Marie Warrick, then Secretary of the Agricultural Show Society, it may not exist today. But Marie took it under her wing and linked it to the Bellingen Show’s calendar of events”, Ted continued. “Today it survives and thrives on the support of enthusiastic artists from across the region who submit some really wonderful entries.”
Start planning your entry now!
The range of entry categories is extensive and includes:
- Landscape or Seascape
- Marie Warwick Memorial Watercolour
- Open Division
- Children 12-17
This competition culminates at the Bellingen Show over the weekend of May 20th and 21st, where entries are displayed in the Pavilion Gallery, with the opportunity to sell your piece to show-goers.
DATES TO DIARISE for your entry:
- Tuesday, April 28: Closing date for entry forms and fees
- Tuesday, May 9: Artworks to Pavilion Gallery at Bellingen Showgrounds
- Saturday, May 13: Official Opening at 2pm with presentation of prizes
Entry forms can be downloaded from the website soon: www.bellingenshow.com.au or look out for them in your local shops, cafes, libraries and galleries. For full details, contact Jackie Lee on 0404 658 116