Prize to honour coast art icon
ENTRIES are being sought for a Gold Coast hinterland art award inaugurated four years ago to honour a world acclaimed artist, who won Mudgeeraba's hearts with his wide sweeping landscapes and the colourful characters of its pioneer past.
The $10,000 art prize, the D'Arcy Doyle Landscape Award is held annually as a tribute to the late artist, who lived for many years in Mudgeeraba.
Established artists from across Australia have lodged entries in this year's prize.
Organiser Earle Hinschen's faith that an award honouring D'Arcy Doyle's enduring contribution to the art medium would be remembered has been justified with recognition from the Australian Arts Council.
"Viewers are drawn into the award," he said.
The closing date for entries is November 15.
Artworks will be displayed at the Mudgeeraba Foundation Centre, established by local resident and former Swiss philanthropist Dr Peter Ochsenbein for the benefit of creative community groups, from December 7-17.
Enquiries: Earle Hinschen on 5525 2887.