Power in the painting

OPPORTUNITY: A Country Arts SA and SA Power Networks partnership will give a regional or rural artist the chance to have their work commissioned to hang in the SA Power Networks office in Adelaide. Photo: Supplied.
OPPORTUNITY: A Country Arts SA and SA Power Networks partnership will give a regional or rural artist the chance to have their work commissioned to hang in the SA Power Networks office in Adelaide. Photo: Supplied.

Regional and rural South Australian artists have the chance to create a huge new artwork in a public place through a partnership between Country Arts SA and SA Power Networks.

The commissioned artist will have their work on an interior wall at the SA Power Networks’ office in Keswick.

Two people will be selected from the entrants and be paid $1000 to create their design proposal, with the best picked to be the art going on the wall. 

The winner will receive $8000 for fabrication, delivery and installation of the work, the artist’s fee, travel and living expenses, and the preparation and presentation of the final selected work.

The art can be 2D or 3D, but cannot stick out more than 150mm from the wall. It must be suitable for public viewing and a corporate environment.

Country Arts SA chief executive officer Steve Saffell was excited by the project.

“We’re pleased to be working with SA Power Networks in this extended way to support regional artists and showcase to a metropolitan audience the talent we have across South Australia,” he said.

SA Power Networks sponsorship and events manager Kylie Kerrigan said they had worked with Country Arts SA for 22 years and were keen to continue doing so.

“We’re excited to present this opportunity to artists in regional and remote South Australia. We look forward to seeing what ideas will be brought to the table to make a somewhat plain space flourish,” she said.

The deadline for EOIs is Friday, February 22. For more information, visit www.countryarts.org.au or contact Kyra Herzfeld at Country Arts SA on kyra.herzfeld@countryarts.org.au or 8444 0406.

Bingo returns to Hotel Crown

The Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation’s bingo competition is back at the Hotel Crown in Victor Harbor, starting Thursday, February 7.

Every week on Thursdays, people can join the group to play, with doors open at 10.30am for eyes down at 11am.

The games are held as a fundraiser for the foundation.

Licence number H658.