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Mural art project seeks artists

  Artists from across the Clarence Valley are invited to spray up a storm at the Grafton Region Gallery. The gallery is seeking expressions of interest from artists or groups for the two graffiti wall mural projects being presented in 2016 in the gallery’s carpark. This project aims to provide opportunities for young artists to develop their practice and showcase their art to the community in a professional context. The project will give preference to applications by young artists or that support the involvement of Clarence Valley youth. This is the third time the mural art work has been presented. This ongoing project, which was launched in 2013, has been a point of interest for many visitors of the gallery. Gallery director, Jude McBean, said all artists and creative teams were invited to respond to this EOI by putting forward their innovative ideas for original work. “We encourage submissions that will enhance and enliven the area, bringing a vibrant burst of life and colour to the car park,” she said. “We are keen to see projects that involve partnerships between older and younger artists.” The dates proposed for the project will coincide with the school holidays, with all materials and safety equipment supplied and the wall prepared before the project starts. Submissions close at 4pm, February 10, 2016. Dates for the project are negotiable.