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Lake Mac artists sought for upcoming COVID-19 recovery exhibition

Reflecting on the recovery process, post-COVID-19 will be the focus of an upcoming exhibition at Lake Macquarie’s Museum of Art And Culture (MAC) and local artists are encouraged to submit their work.

Reconnected: A Recovery Story will provide a way for local artists to get back in touch, in a physical sense, with their community after months of closures, restrictions and bans on social interaction.

Artists can submit up to three works each, across all mediums including painting, sculpture, photography, video, and installation art. Works could be displayed inside MAC or within the grounds outside.

Most of the artworks in this show will be for sale, offering the community a chance to support local artists, MAC to celebrate the wealth of creativity in our City, and artists a professional opportunity on the other side of isolation.

A July launch is planned for the exhibition – the perfect time to showcase creative interpretations of the monumental upheaval we’ve all been going through of late.

Submissions will be accepted until 5pm on Thursday 4 June and more info can be found here.

Time is also running out for Lake Mac artists to take advantage of council’s creative grants program. 10 applicants were recently awarded a total of $13,500 in round one of the program and round two will offer grants of up to $2500 to creatives.

Grants will be awarded across five categories – Research and Development, Creative Presentation, Emerging Musician, And Creative Professional Development – and applications close at 5pm on Monday 25 May.

Head here for more info and to apply.