06 Sep 2011
Children’s art to surround Adelaide Convention Centre development
The first stage of the Adelaide Convention Centre’s $350 million expansion will be a sea of colour when it is decorated with art by local school children.
The ACC today launched its first school art competition and is calling on Year 3 – 7 students to enter and see their work on the hoardings which will surround its expansion work.
Adelaide Convention Centre Chief Executive Alec Gilbert said the competition was one way for the ACC to celebrate the commencement of its expansion and beautify the hoardings that will screen the building works.
“The school art competition is designed to be a class project, integrated into the visual arts curriculum and using the theme My Visit to the City,” Mr Gilbert said.
“We’re looking forward to some creative and innovative entries showcasing the talent of local children, hopefully incorporating a view of the convention centre.
The total prize pool for the competition is $5000 which includes $3000 for first prize, $1500 for second prize and $500 for third. The competition is open to all SA primary school classes Year 3 - 7 and closes on Friday 28 October 2011.
“The three winning classes will have their original art work on public display in the Adelaide Convention Centre Foyer in December and January.
“In addition, a selection of the artwork will also be reproduced and displayed on the site hoardings surrounding the new expansion creating a colourful exhibition of artwork enlarged dramatically and on permanent display on one of South Australia’s landmark development projects for the next three years.”
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