Kenilworth is a small community in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland with a population of around 250 people. This picturesque country town is home to the Kenilworth Celebrates! Arts Festival. Kenilworth Arts Council is delighted to announce for 2009 a major $15 000 acquisitive prize, 'The Kenilworth Art Prize', presented in partnership with the Sunshine Coast Regional Council.
The opening weekend offers a full program ranging from the formal exhibition opening and award presentation at the Kenilworth Hall to light-hearted street entertainment and a performance of the Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra, followed by the Symphony Dinner at the historic Kenilworth Homestead.
* The 12th annual art exhibition of fine arts of 500 plus works will be shown in the public hall of Kenilworth from 26 September to 4 October.
* The "Masters at Work" Exhibition
Begins with Kenilworth 'Masters of Work' preview dinner at Noosa Spring Resort on July 25.
Graham W Smith will be the demonstrating artist at the "Masters at Work" promotional Dinner at the Noosa springs Resort on July 25. An exhibition of paintings by four master artists will complement this dinner at Noosa Springs Resort.
* The Masters at Work will be at the Kenilworth CWA Hall these four renowned landscape artists from around Australia will paint the Mary Valley. Watch and meet the artists at work from September 24th to the 27th inclusive. The exhibition will continue till October 2.
* Other four day Art Workshops with ten renowned artist/tutors will be at the Kenilworth State School starting on Monday 28th September.
* Art Workshops -- Drawing with Brett Jones Master Graphite Artist Weekend
(2 days) Saturday and Sunday 26th and 27th September.
* X-posed bike art show. Show and Shine bring your bike, bike art or display and take part in the only bike show on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
* The ever popular al fresco Poets Breakfast on Saturday morning in the Hall grounds.
All in all, Kenilworth Celebrates! makes this unique country town a must-visit destination in September. Mark your diary. For a full program and enrolment forms visit www.kenilwortharts.org.au or phone (07) 54 460 171.
Major Art Exhibition in the Town Hall, Kenilworth
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