Unveiling of the Mount Gambier Regional Airport redevelopment is getting closer and the District Council of Grant is keen to include the community in celebrations when it opens. The Sky’s the Limit art competition is being held by Council and competition finalists will be invited to display art at the Airport gallery link between the arrivals hall and conference area.
The aim of the competition, and subsequent exhibition, will be to showcase local artists, while building a community connection with the airport. It is hoped that the community will visit the new facility to take in the redevelopment and view the exhibition, while enjoying some great food and drink from the Aero Espresso café. They will also be able to vote for a “People’s Choice Award”.
The gallery link between the check-in counters, arrivals hall, café and conference area will be fitted with an art hanging system so that changing displays may be viewed by visiting public.
Limestone Coast artists are invited to submit their artwork for “The Sky’s the Limit” art competition, which offers a total of $3,750 in prize money. The non-acquisitive competition will only be for 2-D art completed within the past two years. Categories include Painting, Printmaking and Drawing, and Textile and Mixed Media. Photographic works will not be included as a separate exhibition may be organised at a later date.
The Sky’s the Limit themed art competition is open to any person living in the Limestone Coast and entries close Thursday October 15 2020. Further details and an entry form can be found online at yoursaydcg.com.au or by contacting the District Council of Grant or Port MacDonnell Community Complex.
The judging panel, including Dr Melentie Pandilovski and Dr Ruth Schubert, will choose the finalists whose work will form the exhibition. Depending on the scale of the finalist work it is envisaged that 20 to 30 pieces will be selected for the exhibition and work may be offered for sale by the Artist.
Finalists will be invited to attend the official VIP opening of the new Airport Terminal in mid-November and winners will be announced at the event. The exhibition will run until March 2021.