8x8 Canvas Prize 2015 - Enter Now

2015 is the 11th year of the 8x8 Canvas Prize!

Create an artwork on an 8x8" canvas using the 2015 theme CLASH.
Fabulous little art prize, sponsored by Ulladulla Picture Framing, Splatters of Milton, Art House Direct and Millhouse Art Society. Only $10 per entry which includes the 8x8" canvas. Large variety of categories and prizes!

Entrants must obtain their canvases from Splatters in Milton or Art House Direct in Nowra.

BREAKING NEWS - ARTfest Gets a Facelift!

After some discussion, the ARTfest committee have decided that from 2015 the festival will undergo a major structural change. The festival will now be celebrated across two years - one year will be festival, basically as we've come to know it, with the alternate years showcasing several major art prizes. 2015 remains as a major festival year... 2017 will be the next 'festival'.

2016 will see SOAP (Shoalhaven Open Art Prize), Short Story and Poetry competitions, all of which show the promise of becoming major arts prizes outside of the local area. Hence, the decision has been made in an effort to really grow these events, whilst at the same time allowing those that remain within the festival such as RIPE: Sculpture at Cupitt's Winery, 8x8 Canvas Prize, Digital Art, Postcard Art, ARTfest Archies, Tallwood Photography and The Milton Voice (to name just a few) to benefit from increased exposure and support.

The theme of the festival will be applied to the following year's arts prizes... so those that are already working on their entries for SOAP, poetry or short story simply have another year to complete them!



1. Rebecca Boyd Defina, who will use her funding to attend street art and stenciling workshops in Melbourne in order to extend her painting skills.

2. Leone Rogers, who will be mentored by professional comedian Tim Ferguson and photographer / filmmaker Rosie Spooner, allowing her to storyboard, cast, edit and shoot footage for a song that she co-wrote with award-winning songwriter Matt Scullion - 'Keep It Simple' - the Milton / Ulladulla Song. Leone will also work with local community groups who will participate in and experience the film making process.

3. The Escalators, who will use the funds to attend professional development workshops with music producer / engineer Syd Green, with the view to producing three original compositions.
Paul Dimmer

Escape ARTfest 2015

Hold on to your hats people... ARTfest 2015 is just around the corner and this peaceful little community is about to CLASH!

Mark your calendars and make sure you experience a spectacular 2 weeks of artistic bliss in the MUD. The Milton Ulladulla District comes alive between September 18 and October 4. With an amazing line-up of creative events and happenings, ARTfest celebrates the full spectrum of art and culture... visual arts, sculpture, photography, music, literature, digital arts, film, performance, gourmet delights, youth and community. Each year the festival has a central theme. For 2015 the theme is CLASH. Expect a wacky and diverse range of interpretations and surprises as the local creatives get inspired...


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