Local art and cultural expression is also important: Cr Hooper

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Wynnies Art Exhibition submission date for children extended

Wyndham City has extended submission dates for the popular Wynnies art exhibition for children as part of the annual Wyndham Art Prize.

Arts and Heritage portfolio holder Cr Tony Hooper said it was important for the community not to forget the value of art and culture during these difficult times.

“While music, film, comedy, television, and all art forms are keeping us entertained while we are staying safe at home, our local art and cultural expression is also important to preserve our own unique voice in these challenging times.”

Cr Hooper said children were invited to draw a portrait of somebody special, which would become part of the Wynnies virtual art gallery.

“Last year, our young Wyndham residents drew beautiful portraits of themselves, their parents, guardians, sisters, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends and they were displayed outside our gallery for the community to see,” Cr Hooper said.

“This year the Wynnies will be displayed online, so instead of submitting drawings, we are asking entrants to take a photo of their masterpiece and submit it by email.”

“Along with being in the running for prizes, the artworks will be included in our large online art exhibition.”

This year the Wynnies will be displayed online, so instead of submitting drawings, we are asking entrants to take a photo of their masterpiece and submit it by email

“While Council is finalising plans for a grand online Mini-Wynnie Opening and the online public art display, we look forward to seeing the artworks of the people who are important in your lives.”

“The Wynnies art exhibition is just one of the many online activities and workshops Wyndham City is developing to support the community as we practice social distancing and stay at home to protect each other.”

“Our new website, Wyndham Together, features fitness classes, library story time, and many more free online activities and ideas to enjoy at home.”

Children interested in taking part in the competition have until Sunday, 28th June to submit their artwork.

The artwork can be submitted by sending a photo of the work to wynnies@wyndham.vic.gov.au along with the child’s name, the title of their artwork, and a contact number.

To help them get started, there is a video tutorial you can watch online together at Wyndham City’s new website for online activities and events.

 

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