Coraki Art Prize coordinator Melva Thompson who is currently recovering at the John Flynn hospital from a stroke. Photo Contributed
Coraki Art Prize coordinator Melva Thompson who is currently recovering at the John Flynn hospital from a stroke. Photo Contributed Contributed

Coraki Art Prize to go ahead

THE Coraki community is rallying behind its art prize and organiser Melva Thompson.

Mrs Thompson is recovering at the John Flynn Hospital after suffering a stroke about a month ago.

The 14th annual Coraki Art Prize is going ahead as planned. Opening night is Friday, October 26, at 6.30pm. Exhibition days are Saturday, October 27, 10am-4pm and Sunday, October 28, 10am-3.30 pm.

Kate Welch, a former art prize organiser, has agreed to return to the role she held for nearly 10 years.

"Melva and the rest of the committee have already put so much effort into this year's event I couldn't let all that work go to waste," Ms Welch said.

"Melva is so passionate about the show; she would have been devastated if it was cancelled.

"I also view it as a significant event for Coraki which is very much worth supporting."

Ms Welch said people from across the district had called to offer assistance and issued an appeal to anyone else who wanted to lend a hand to contact her on 6683 2325.

"We also want to put out a call to all artists to let them know that entries are due by October 17," she said.

Entry forms are available on line at corakiartprize.org. au and at most art supply shops and galleries.



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