Mississhippi's Madness

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‘Last Dance’ accepted into Blacktown City Art Prize


My drawing ‘Last Dance’ (soft pastel) has been accepted in the Blacktown City Art Prize. This is the second time I have had a drawing selected to hang in this exhibition. The exhibition runs from 29 September to 10 November 2012.

There are fourteen students and former students from NADC, Kingswood TAFE, where I did my fine arts course last year, that have been selected. At a time when our state government is cutting funds to the fine arts courses at TAFE, it goes to show how good the teaching is and how sad it is that fine arts at TAFE may not be available in the future. I am still finding ways in which my artistic skills have improved because of the practical and top quality tuition I received last year. I will now have to think twice about furthering my studies due to the increase in costs, and also because the courses may be cut altogether.

However, this post is meant to be a happy one, so I won’t go on about the TAFE cuts!


Author: Elaine

Artist, writer, married, mother, living with Ankylosing Spondylitis and winning (most of the time). My creative impulses have led me to drawing, pastel painting, writing, handcrafts and photography.

10 thoughts on “‘Last Dance’ accepted into Blacktown City Art Prize

  1. Congrats! It’s a beautiful piece.

  2. Drawing is absolutely stunning!

  3. Congratulations – very well deserved!

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  5. Your art looks perfect. I have learnt so much and gained a lot of insight from just going to the exhibitions of the diploma students. congratulations and I hope you continue on with that amazing work. It’s utterly bastard groovy! I linked this post to my blog because my post is somewhat similar. I hope that is okay with you. (:

    • Hi, thank you so much for your generous comment! And I definitely don’t mind you linking to my post. Your post was really good – it is great there are so many people out there championing the arts and the TAFE cuts in particular. With fine arts at TAFE inaccessible to so many after these changes, I don’t know where people are going to go to learn.

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