Nominations open for prestigious art award

May 9, 2017 by  

Artists in Narre Warren and other suburbs of Casey may be eligible for the 2017 Lindsay King Arts Award.

The award is granted annually by the City of Casey to recognise local artists who have contributed to their community through their art. The award has been in place since 2007, and is named after one of Casey’s best-known personalities.

Lindsay King was the Town Crier for Casey, and belonged to Cranbourne Historical Society. He worked hard to promote tourism and a love of the arts in the Casey community. Cranbourne’s floral clock, which was created in his memory, is often printed on postcards, calendars and other promotional products.

After his death in 2007, the award that bears his name was started for others like him, whose work inspires passion for local artistic endeavours. Until 2014, awards were made each year for both visual and performing arts. Past winners include Sharon Start, Revati Ilanko and Gregory Marks.

Possible candidates should be members of an arts group or organisation that serves the artistic needs of their suburb, and be instrumental in providing their expertise to encourage artistic development in their community. Organisations, self-nominations and past winners are not eligible for entry.

Nominations open on May 15 and close on June 18. A nomination form is available on the Casey website.