Why do artists keep entering Art Prizes?

Video with artist Laurie Astill

In this video our Gallery Director, Mary Findlay, talks with local artist Laurie Astill who won the Local Artist Award in the 2016 Stanthorpe Art Prize with his work “The Picnic.” Laurie talks about what made him start entering the competition, and why he kept entering over the past decade. He’s an inspiration for those artists who wonder if it’s worth entering art prizes. Watch the video now. (You don’t need a Facebook account to see the video)

Thanks to Laurie for sharing his story with us.

Thanks to Scott Taylor, sound producer from Ten FM​ for his time filming and producing this video.