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Wollumbin Art Award

Tweed Regional Gallery is encouraging all artists – including First Nations and young artists (5 to 18 years) – to enter the inaugural Wollumbin Art Award (WAA). Open to artists from the local government areas of Tweed, Byron, Ballina, Lismore and Kyogle as well as the Scenic Rim and Gold Coast City, a $15,000 first prize is on offer with a two-week residency at the Gallery’s Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence Studio. Also available is a $10,000 First Nations Bundjalung Award which includes an exhibition at the Gallery as well as a $5,000 prize and an Emerging Artist Award.
Entries close 17 July; learn more and apply.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Most recently she took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne.