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Entries open for CONNECTED Art Exhibition

State Trustees is pleased to announce entries are now open for the 17th CONNECTED Art Exhibition. The exhibition recognises and showcases some of Victoria’s most talented emerging artists living with disability or mental illness.

The CONNECTED Art Exhibition is a free event which celebrates art and culture in Victoria and its ability to enrich people and communities, and well as encouraging social inclusion.

To be eligible to enter, artists must be 18 years or over, from Victoria, with disability or an experience of mental illness. Artists can submit work under these disciplines: painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, multimedia and digital arts, photography, printmaking and poetry. Entries close 27 September 2019.

Selected artworks will be exhibited at The Atrium, Federation Square from 2-14 December and this year our Celebration Event to honour the artists and their work is on Friday 6 December.

State Trustees’ CEO Matt Carrick said the CONNNECTED Art Exhibition is one example of how State Trustees provides public benefit to Victorians by supporting local communities and emerging artists.

“After 16 years, this exhibition has become a significant event for Victoria’s arts community, as well as those with disability or experience of mental illness. It’s so rewarding to see firsthand the joy experienced by new artists seeing their work publicly on display.”

“Last year we had over 130 entries with the best 80 selected to be exhibited at Federation Square for two weeks.”

“I encourage anyone who is eligible to submit an entry and have the chance to win over $2,750 of prizes that we award at the Celebration Event.” he said.

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