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Shepparton welcomes The Cancer Council Victoria Arts Awards

Tuesday 2 October, 2007
An artwork by nine year-old Kialla resident James Curnow has been selected for exhibition in the 2007 Cancer Council Victoria Arts Awards. The Shepparton Art Gallery Eastbank Foyer will host the exhibition from 4-28 October, with the opening night celebration on Thursday 4 October from 6pm.

The Cancer Council Arts Awards theme for 2007 is ‘Revelation', which attracts an inspiring variety of artwork and literature from people of all ages across Australia.

James' painting titled Home in hospital is inspired by his time in hospital undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

The Cancer Council Victoria Arts Awards exhibition brings together a selection of works in an exciting and distinctive display. Judged by high profile experts, entries of visual art, prose, poetry, film and Indigenous art express the many emotions of a cancer experience.

The Cancer Council Victoria Arts Awards exhibition started in Melbourne this year and is touring regional Victoria. Kyneton was the first stop of this exciting and moving exhibition, and the tour will finish in Gippsland in November.

The exhibition is open from Monday to Sunday 10am to 4pm and entry is free of charge. For more information about the Cancer Council Victoria Arts Awards, call 1300 65 65 65 or visit

Shepparton is also hosting Relay For Life which is on the 20-21 October. The Cancer Council is calling on all residents to come and show your support, which raises funds to support lifesaving cancer research, education programs to help prevent cancers and detect them at a stage when they are most curable, and support services for people in times of great need

The Cancer Council would like to thank the ‘Shepparton Art Gallery' for generously providing their space for this exhibition.

Opening Night: Thursday 4 October 6pm - 7pm All Welcome

For more information or photo or interview opportunities please contact:
Angela Nagel - Arts Awards Officer on (03) 9635 5157 or
Shepparton Art Gallery on (03) 5832 9861