Sun. Jun 23rd, 2024

The Bank Art Museum Moree (BAMM) is getting ready for the 2023 Art Fair next month, naming their successful Micro Exhibition artists and extending the deadline for group exhibitions.

The BAMM Art Fair is an annual event that aims to encourage, support, and promote the work of artists practicing in regional areas. Celebrating its milestone fifth year, the BAMM Art Fair (BAF) returns this July offering $10,000 worth of prize money. The BAF comprises the Micro Exhibitions and an open Group Exhibition in the downstairs gallery space.

The new look 2023 BAF now offers three categories in the Group Exhibition: Landscape, Figurative and Abstract. The updated format includes a runner up prize of $500 and a first prize of $1000 for each category. In addition, all artworks from both the Micro and Group exhibitions will be eligible for the Grand Prize of $5000.

The deadline for entries into the Group Exhibition has been extended until Saturday 15 July. No entries will be accepted after this time. 

Running for six weeks, the community is invited to celebrate, both the exhibition and the artists, at a Cocktail Opening Night on Friday 28 July 2023 where the winners of each category will be announced. A People’s Choice vote will run throughout the exhibition with the winner of the $500 prize announced at the end of the show. 

The successful Micro Exhibition artists are Ian Reardon, Mark Washington, Tahlor Swan, Ray Firth, Amanda Paradice and Deb Michell-Smith. Each get to host their own solo show in the 2023 BAMM Art Fair.

BAMM Director, Vivien Clyne is excited to see what this year’s exhibition brings.

“The new look BAMM Art Fair will appeal to both emerging and established artists with BAMM’s biggest prize offering to date.” 

“The BAMM Art Fair creates a fun atmosphere and is great way to showcase the talents of artists working in regional areas.”

“We congratulate the Micro artists on being selected to host their own solo show and encourage artists working in all media to submit entries into one of the three group categories,” she said.

Throughout July and August, BAMM will also host a series of events including artist talks and workshops. This year the crowd favourite BAMM Art Fair Market Day will grow into a Street Festival that will take over Moree’s CBD for an evening of live music, street food, artisan stalls, lightshow and free activities. More details to follow. 

All artworks will be available for sale and all artworks are eligible for the Grand Prize of $5000.

More information, including entry forms, are available at www.bamm.org.au

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