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Ocean Shores Art Expo president Richard Heazlewood-Ross and Mullumbimby High School student Matilda Thornton and her artwork Dinner that she is entering into the Expo. Photo Jeff Dawson.

‘Celebrating a Moment’ is the theme of this year’s Ocean Shores Art Expo. There are 276 entries and 200 student artworks that are featuring in this year’s exhibition.

The Ocean Shores Jubilee Committee award, that focuses on celebrating the founding of Ocean Shores 50 years ago, has 101 entries. The prize will go to the artist who best captures an aspect of Ocean Shores’ history.

The Art Expo takes place over three days from Friday 23 August till Sunday August 25 in the Ocean Shores Public School Hall from 10am till 4pm daily.

Awards night

Friday’s awards night captures the creativity of the community with Alex Moss’s spectacular ‘Vivid’ style lightshow projected onto the facade of the school hall.

There will be $8,400 in prizemoney awarded across the categories as well as the prestigious $2,000 Vale Award that is chosen by the Expo committee. The awards night wiil be catered by Mullumbimby High School hospitality students.

‘The exhibition now attracts artists from across the region and culminates with the Grand Finale on Sunday afternoon featuring the Dangerously Poetic performers, the Mana Aloha Hula Troupe, and the Bowlo Choir,’ said Ocean Shores Art Expo president Richard Heazlewood-Ross.

‘The Art Expo aims to bring the community together and support local artists.’

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  1. Just a moment, for ‘Celebrating a Moment’ is the theme of this year’s Ocean Shores Art Expo as that moment in time is but a heart beat in the art of Ocean Shores. The waves come in and come out and ebb and leave a print on the sands of time.
    Any moment is yours to interpret as the moment is so short and precise that the moment maybe missed and skipped but it is not missing or shipped out at Ocean Shores Art Expo for there are 276 entries of exquisite quality and more that 200 passionate students have put their heart into many moments they have experienced in defining just one moment in their life that they have laid it out for you on canvas.
    Please come and spend a moment and see with your own eyes what today’s pupils can do.


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