ArtDrive makes big return

Published: Thursday, 9 January 2020 at 1:53:23 PM

Much loved community arts initiative ArtDrive will return this year and individuals, schools and groups can now express their interest in getting involved.

In a change from previous years, successful applicants will also receive increased funds for the cost of materials, school groups acknowledged with their own prize and category and an overall prize pool of $2,500.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said he was sure the news that ArtDrive is returning would excite the community.

“We are delighted this biennial community arts initiative is back for 2020 and we’re expecting it to be even bigger than previous years,” he said.

“If you know someone who’s got clever, creative, weird and wonderful ideas then give them a tap on the shoulder and tell them to express their interest in ArtDrive.

“The trail has also been broken into two daytrips encouraging people to explore more of our wonderful region.”

Linking Geraldton, Greenough, Walkaway and Mullewa in one of the largest self-drive art trails of its kind, ArtDrive involves sculptures installed during wildflower season at various sites visible from the road.

Applicants will have free range with the design as there is no theme - the only criteria being that upcycled materials must be used. 

Expressions of interest close at 5pm on Tuesday 31 March and those who are successful will be notified on Friday 17 April.

Winners will be announced at Mullewa’s iconic Outback Bloom Wildflower Festival in August.

More information about ArtDrive is available here.

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