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KarnivART attracts more artwork than ever before

Thursday, 4 May, 2017

This year's Karingal St Laurence KarnivART art exhibition attracted more entries than ever before, with 100 high quality artworks created by artists with a disability on display at Eastern Hub Geelong until Friday June 2.

Karingal St Laurence BacLinks Foundation manager Joanne Forssman said the organisation was excited to host the eighth annual KarnivART.

"This event is always a fantastic opportunity to showcase the works of talented artists from right across the state," she said. 

"The entries were received from independent artists, local art programs and disability organisations," she said.  "The selection of pieces on display is very impressive."

Geelong artist Donna McInnes took out the major prize of $500 with her artwork "Twenty Seven Circles and Two Cats". Hannah Wilkinson's was runner-up with her piece "Birds" while David Learmonth's "The Farm Book" was third.

Christian Deb Besten won the Technology One sponsor prize, Adrian Segon won the Provincial Media sponsor prize while Robert Croft won the Lions Encouragement Award.

Entries were judged by artists Jamie Daddo, Jiri Tibor Novak and Kaz McGlynn, as well as Geelong Gallery Curator, Lisa Sullivan.

The KarnivART exhibition will be open to the general public for viewing and purchase from 9am to 4pm, Thursday May 4 until Friday June 2 at Eastern Hub Geelong.

Pictured below: Karingal St Laurence CEO Mike McKinstry with prize winners at last night's KarnivART '17 celebration.

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