Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival Calls for Curious Creations

The Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival is calling for emerging and established artists to enter its annual Visual Stories Art Competition & Exhibition. Titled Curious Creations to complement the 2019 festival theme ‘wild, weird and wonderful’, artistic works will add a unique perspective on the festival theme for all to enjoy and contemplate.

Festival Creative Director Tanya Perdue said she was excited about the possibilities of this year’s theme and how artists would respond to it. “There is so much scope for imagination and I can’t wait to see how it’s interpreted by local creatives,” she said. “We have so much artistic talent here in the South West and it’s amazing to be able to tap into that to add another dimension to the Readers & Writers Festival. We are also thrilled to collaborate with Margaret River Region Open Studios (MRROS) for the first time, with the Curious Creations exhibition forming part of the MRROS event.”

The Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival runs from 03-05 May 2019. Each year, the Visual Stories art competition and exhibition forms an exciting part of the festival, with works displayed before and throughout the event. Artists are asked to respond to the festival theme with a 3D artwork in the form of a sculpture. These will be exhibited at the Festival Hub, in Voyager Estate’s gardens from 16 April to 5 May 2019 and the winners will be officially announced at the Visual Stories launch event on Wednesday 1 May.

With prizes worth $1,750, people can enter for the chance to win, for the fun of being involved or for the chance to have their artwork on display and for sale, while some of the country’s top writers are in town.

Entries are open until 5 April. An entry fee of $30 applies. The entry form and full conditions of entry can be downloaded here or collected in person from Arts Margaret River, Community Centre, Tunbridge Street, Margaret River.

For more information on the Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival visit www.mrrwfestival.com or to find out about other Arts Margaret River events visit www.staging-artsmargaretriverms.kinsta.cloud.

The State Government is proud to support the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival as part of its Regional Events Program.

Image: The winning artwork from the 2018 Visual Stories ‘Story Poles’ Art Competition & Exhibition by Rika Rouw. (Image credit: Michelle Troop)