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Moonee Valley resident shines in Arts Awards

Monday 23 June, 2008

An artistic creation by City of Moonee Valley resident, Annette Sax, has been selected for exhibition in The Cancer Council Victoria Arts Awards 2008, which will be displayed at Gallery 15@15W in Melbourne from Saturday 19 July.

Ms Sax's moving artwork titled Leaves of Loss and Survival was awarded Outstanding in the Indigenous Visual Art category in this year's awards.

The 2008 Arts Awards theme Seize the Day inspired a record number of Australian artists, of all ages, to express their cancer experience through selected visual art, short story, film, poetry, Indigenous art and children's writing and art.

Judged by high profile experts including Kelly Gellatly, Tony Wilson and Arnold Zable, the 2008 Arts Awards Exhibition brings together the most outstanding of these works in a powerful and moving display.

The Arts Awards Exhibition opens in Melbourne on Saturday 19 July, and then tours Victoria visiting Frankston, Ballarat and Warrnambool. Free to the public, it is an opportunity for all to be touched by the hope and understanding of those affected by cancer.

Cancer Council spokesperson, Irene Manitta, said the Arts Awards Exhibition was a great way to help people share a range of emotions that affected those touched by cancer.

"The Arts Awards Exhibition brings together members of our community who have been through a similar experience and creates an atmosphere of sharing, healing and hope."

The Cancer Council would like to thank AMP Capital Investors for generously providing Gallery 15W for this exhibition.

Dates: 2008 Arts Awards Exhibition
Launch: Saturday 19 July, 5pm - 7pm
Exhibition runs from 21 July to 8 August, 9am - 5pm
Gallery 15@15W
15 William Street, Melbourne

For more information call Angela Nagel on 9635 5157, or see our arts awards website.