Join guest judges Alison Kubler and Hiromi Tango for the Official 2022 WAA and WYAA Opening & Award Announcements.
The Gallery is delighted to host the Official Opening and Award Announcement of the inaugural Wollumbin Art Award and Wollumbin Youth Art Award. Join us for opening celebrations with guest judges Alison Kubler and Hiromi Tango, special guests and attending finalists.
Official Opening and Award Announcement
Saturday 1 October 2022 | 5.00pm for 5.45 speeches
Additional guest speakers include Uncle victor Slockee and Tweed Shire Mayor Councillor Chris Cherry.
Virtual Opening & Award Announcement
For those who are not able to join us in person on the night, tune in on Instagram from 5.30pm for the livestream of the Official Opening and Award Announcement.
About the Awards
The Wollumbin Art Award (WAA) is the Gallery’s new biennial $30,000 award open to artists living in the Tweed, Ballina, Byron, Kyogle and Scenic Rim Shires, as well as Lismore and Gold Coast City. The Award, named for the mountain the Gallery overlooks, celebrates the calibre and diversity of artists of the region.
The Wollumbin Youth Art Award (WYAA) is a biennial award for young artists aged 5 to 18 years. Held in conjunction with the Wollumbin Art Award and celebrates the artistic talent and creativity of young people living in the region.
There is no theme and artists may submit works in any medium.
The Gallery would like to thank the 2022 WAA pre-selection panellists Kylie Caldwell, Indigenous Art Officer, Arts Northern Rivers and respected Local Elder Aunty Joyce Summers.
The WAA and WYAA is a Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre initiative supported by Tweed Shire Council, Create NSW, the Friends of Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre Inc., the Tweed Regional Gallery Foundation Ltd., and the Tong Family.
Image credit: Photography by Kate Holmes.
Please note photographs may be taken at this event for reporting and social media purposes, please advise Gallery staff on arrival if you do not wish to be photographed.
As places are strictly limited due to social distancing measures, if you can no longer attend please cancel your booking by following the link in your booking confirmation email so that others may book their visit.