Art in the Hills 2016

Art in the Hills celebrates its 45th anniversary this year!

More than 150 different artists will be exhibiting their work at Art in the Hills this weekend. The exhibition features a selection of established and emerging artists from all around Australia. Art in the Hills is run by the P&F at Oakhill College, Castle Hill. It is the longest running art show in the Hills district.

This year a select group of artists will compete for the 5th Acquisitive Art Prize, with entries focusing upon the theme “Nature”. The prize winner will receive a cheque for $7 000. Art Co-ordinator, Anne Micallef says “It’s very exciting to see the high calibre of the art being submitted. I think visitors will appreciate the diversity. There’s something for everyone!”

Well-known artists that are exhibiting include Dana Dion and James Frieburg from Sydney. The inaugural Art Prize winner, Graham Marchant, and the 2015 prize winner, Elizabeth Harriott, are also returning this year.

The Opening Gala kicks off on Friday the 18th of March at 6.30pm, with drinks, nibbles and live music. Patrons attending the gala will be the first to view the exhibition and hear the winner of the Art Prize announced.

Art in the Hills continues from 10am-4pm on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March at Oakhill College, Castle Hill.

For tickets or further information about Art in the Hills 2016 visit www.artoakhill.com.au or contact Melissa Reeve, Co-ordinator on 0412 082 209.