Mid West Art Prize 2015 – Received a special commendation

28 February – 15 March 2015

Geraldton Regional Art Gallery – Western Australia 


Mel Dare received a special commendation for her work “Mine” in this year’s Mid West Art Prize. 

The Mid West Art Prize Exhibition was re-launched on Saturday 28 February 2015 by Professor Ted Snell (AM, Cit WA). Born in Geraldton, Professor Snell is currently Winthrop Professor and Director of the Cultural Precinct at the University of Western Australia. The Gallery celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2014 and over this time many new and varied initiatives have been put in place but few have been of more significance than the establishment of the Mid West Art Prize in 2011.  Because the exhibition is open to artists from throughout Western Australia, working in any medium, visitors can expect an exhibition of great diversity comprised of individual works of a very high standard. Of the 247 works entered for consideration, 61 works were selected for the exhibition. This selection process was conducted by Allison Archer, Manager; Turner Galleries Perth, Paola Anselmi; independent arts writer, curator and public art advisor to the City of Perth and James Davies Director of the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery. Both Allison and Paola will assist Professor Ted Snell in judging the exhibition prior to the official opening.


Image:  Mel Dare, Mine, acrylic paint and ink on Belgium linen, 152 x 195cm, 2014