CAPO exhibition up tomorrow

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THE CAPO (The Capital Arts Patrons’ Organisation) annual exhibition is in the process of hanging at Canberra Museum and Gallery and it offers a glimpse into the life and culture of Australia’s capital through the eyes and minds of local artists.

Work by donor artist Julie Bradley, 'The Transformation of Daphne,' 2013
Work by donor artist Julie Bradley, ‘The Transformation of Daphne,’ 2013

Over 150 artworks will be on show, donated by hardworking artists, ready to be auctioned during the night, and valued from $100 to over $10,000. They include works in lighting, photography, painting, printmaking, drawing, jewellery, sculpture, textiles, ceramics and glass. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

15 awards, including the CAPO Fellowship, will be given to artists, on the night. CAPO’s awards are granted to support artists’ professional practices and projects.

Susan Ellis, a member of the Griffyn Ensemble and a former CAPO Fellow says , “Every year I have a blast trying to get a bargain and pick the ‘chosen’ art at the Art Auction Gala and Award announcements. I am always happy and excited with the treasures I bring home and really, it is a highlight of the year for me. CAPO assisted me to go to Germany so I encourage others to support the next fortunate artist who will have the life changing opportunity I had”.

140 artists from Canberra and the Capital region have donated to the CAPO exhibition, which is free of charge to visitors.

CAPO President Penny Jurkiewicz says the Board is grateful for the support of artists in our community who generously donate works.

CAPO exhibition, at Canberra Museum and Gallery in Civic Square, 10am–5pm (12-5pm weekends) October 30 to November 7. Free entry. 2015 CAPO Auction Gala, at CMAG, 6.45pm, Saturday, November 7, bookings to capo.org.au

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