IWC calls for street artists to put forward their work

THE IWC is opening its doors to street artists, encouraging them to showcase their skills within the community-run charity's new Health & Wellbeing Centre.

"We want to offer an opportunity for local street artists to create external artworks to be displayed within the IWC site and at events," said IWC CEO Ara Harathunian.

"Each will be approximately 2.4m by 1.2m, and be set within a basic rigid framework to enable the artworks to be transported as required.

"We will ask the artists to work to the IWC theme of 'What do you have in your hands?' - the community spirit of working together which drives our organisation."

Each entrant will be provided with information relating to the message behind IWC's logo, which is "What Do You Have In Your Hands?"

"When consulting with local traditional owner Elders around the creation of the IWC, we asked them: 'What do you have in your hands. What can you contribute or share with us to bring about positive transformation in our precious peoples where our highest good is for all of us to have health, wellbeing and happiness?'" said Mr Harathunian.

"It is a message that still drives our community-run and charitable organisation today. We ask of all our supporters, our friends and clients, 'What do you have in your hands?'"

Each entrant will be asked to provide an A4 or A3 visual draft of the images they wish to create, and submit it to a judging panel.

There will be three winners, with each to receive a $500 cash prize from the IWC.

"Then, on Saturday 5 December, we will ask the three winners to come to the IWC site where they will be provided with all materials to create their artwork," said Mr Harathunian.

"It will be a day where people can see the talents in our region at work, creating street artworks which will be an inspiring addition to the IWC environment."

Go to the IWC website at www.iwc.org.au for full details, and to download an entry form.

What: Street art competition

When: Entries open on 27 October and close 20 November 2015.
Street art event involving three finalists will be on Saturday 5 December 2015
 



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