the 8x8 art award
8×8 To Educate is an art award created by teen Katura Halleday to raise funds to provide an education to girls unable to access school in Mozambique and Tanzania. The girls enter the scholarship program in grade 8 and are sponsored through to the completion of their chosen university degree.
Artists and creatives of all ages and skill levels enter the award by donating an 8×8″ sized artwork to a 7 day exhibition. All artwork is for sale for $30 during the exhibition. 100% of the profits go to supporting the 8x8 Scholarship program.
The artwork is judged on opening night and the winner receives a wonderful prize of $1000. The winner of the Junior category receives a prize pack.
The exhibition is vibrant, fun, engaging and an exciting opportunity for artists to contribute to the lives of those so much less fortunate than themselves.
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Adult prize winner receives $1000 cash prize and children's winner receives a prize pack.
a special thanks to our sponsors
Without our sponsors, this initiative would not be possible. It is with extreme gratitude that we acknowledge the following businesses and people who have helped us.
Located under the Mudgeeraba Community Hall, 62 Railway Street MUDGEERABA the Mudgeeraba Robina RSL Sub-Branch Inc. offers a warm welcome to returned and ex-service personnel and their families at their communal Friday nights starting at 5 pm. No noisy machines or loud music, just conversation, comradery and a great meal to share.
The RSL Sub-Branch has been a supporter of the Arts community on the Gold Coast, hosting the junior section of The Doyles for the past two years and has now expanded its support to the 8x8 Art Awards.
The RSL Sub-Branch is an integral provider of community events, including the ANZAC Day Dawn Service and Gunfire Breakfast and the only ANZAC Sunset Service in Qld along with Remembrance Day Service with activities and sponsoring youth to attend the Kokoda Challenge on the Gold Coast.
The RSL Sub-Branch offers a social membership and would love to welcome you to the Sub-Branch.
The Mudgeeraba Robina Sub Branch Incorporated is part of the Gold Coast District of RSL Queensland.
The RISE Fund is supporting the arts and entertainment sector to reactivate. The program is targeting funding towards the arts and entertainment sector organisations to assist in the presentation of cultural and creative projects.
amp tomorrow makers
Since 2014, the AMP Foundation has awarded grants to over 300 Tomorrow Makers working in fields as diverse as art, athletics, science, social innovation, music, medical research and more.
Sin Design has 20 years of experience in creating brands across diverse industry sectors. We focus strongly on strategy, brand positioning, market targeting and creating unique selling positions for our clients.
Jan’s beautifully presented work in various mediums has won many first prizes and other awards. Her commissions range from school theatre sets to a set for the QLD Conservatory of Music and much more.
When looking for a way to define all that Lions do and stand for, all we have achieved alongside all we will continue to impact and achieve – the word we kept returning to was ‘Always’. Where there is a need, there is ALWAYS a Lion.
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