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Butter Factory Friends awards bring eclectic arts to Cooroy.


This year’s Eclectica Art Awards from the Butter Factory Friends (BFFs) is set to bring an eclectic range of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, weavings and jewellery to the factory’s gallery spaces in Cooroy.

The Butter Factory Friends (BFFs) were formed in January 2016 and since then their showcase has evolved from a small group exhibition into an arts award aptly called Eclectica.

With 72 members entering in this 2021 show and 110 artworks on display, this year’s awards are sure to provide viewers with a fantastic range of artwork to view and purchase at Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre (BFAC)

Alicia Sharples, coordinator of BFAC says: “The award is growing from strength to strength with no other creative space on the coast offering an all-inclusive community exhibition for members with prizes awarded! We are very lucky to have the continued support from local arts businesses such as Create Art, The Clay Shed, Yandina Art and Framing and Cool Art Framing Gallery.

"We once again have the generous support of Cooroy Community Bendigo Bank with a $1000 cash to the best portrait, as well as the opportunity to have a solo art show at Cooroy Bendigo bank branch, and the generous support of a (BFF) Butter Factory Friend."

This year's award sees prizes in the following categories: Portrait, 2D, 3D, Ceramic and a People's Choice Award. This award is voted by the public and Cooroy Future Group has provided $500 cash for the people's favourite artwork!

Eclectica exhibition art awards opens on Friday 17 September, with an opening event on Saturday 18 September from 4pm. Tickets to the opening event are free but booking is essential HERE.

The exhibition is on show until 17 October 2021 at 11A Maple Street, Cooroy, open from 10am - 3pm Tuesday to Sunday.

Cost: FREE

Pictured: First Point by Dale Leach


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