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Byron Arts Classic judges Angus McDonald (painting), Dominique Sutton (sculpture) Belinda Black (painting), and curator Paul McNeil from Art Park. Photo Eve Jeffery

More than $10,000 worth of prizes are up for grabs for painters, photographers, sculptors and other artists in this year’s Byron Arts Classic (BAC) opening for a week from Friday.

The opening gala night on Friday at 6pm at the Byron Community Centre is expected to be packed for this year’s BAC, which has become an integral part of the cultural fabric of the northern rivers.

The exhibition, which runs from Friday 10 January to Thursday 16 January, 10am–4pm daily, supports and develops the careers of many local artists.

A spokesperson said the BAC is an ‘outstanding success because it reaches, encourages and affects many within the community’ and ‘provides an opportunity for emerging artists to take their practice more seriously’.

This it does by showcasing their work alongside more established artists, and their work is then viewed by a large audience of locals and visitors from around the globe.

The Byron Community Centre will be filled with more than 400 artworks from emerging and established visual artists.

A capacity 500 people attended last year’s opening and thousands came to view the artworks over the following five days.

‘The Byron Arts Classic offers a rich six-day celebration of inspiration, creativity and involvement in the visual arts,’ the spokesperson said.

All artworks are for sale.

For more info visit www.byroncentre.com.au.



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