ACE'22
Victoria Dawes and PKay Maracin. Photo Tim Hawkins

Arts Central is currently calling for creative works for their re-launched Easter Arts Cromwell Exhibition, (ACE’22).

Organisers Victoria Dawes and PKay Maracin, both members of Cromwell & Districts Arts Council, are wanting to showcase visual artworks made in the Cromwell Basin and surrounding areas.

There are no age restrictions for the exhibition; they are keen to bring new people to exhibit, and to guide them through the process of how best to sell their art.

They aim to broaden the interpretation of creative art by including new categories – jewellery, furniture-making, textiles and more.

The goal is to lift newcomers’ confidence in bringing their work to a professional level. To this end, they will be running two free workshops in the lead-up to the event.

The first, on March 11/12, will be a photography workshop, where applicants can have their work photographed by Tim Hawkins, in the Bannockburn Hall.

The second, on March 13/14 is a digital application workshop, in Forage Cafe. The aim of this workshop is to help people fill out the online application form – because only on-line applications will be accepted.

The exhibition will be selected from all of the entries, to ensure that there is enough space for each individual piece to stand out.

Victoria is aiming for diversity, and a fresh, contemporary feel in the curation. She wants to showcase talent that ‘is hiding behind closed doors, in the corner of a spare room or garage’, and would like all submissions to be fresh, new work.

So get out those creative tools, fire up your imaginations, and make 2022 your year to shine.

Details and contacts can be found at www.artscentral.co.nz