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Inglis Equine Art Award Attracts Record Entries
Entries have swelled by 50% for this year's Inglis Equine Art Prize, according to Australian Art Sales director, Mike Coward. 34 entries have been chosen for the final, representing the work of 30 artists across four countries, after the receipt of 134 overall entries. Following New South Wales artist Kristin Hardiman's inaugural victory last year, the theme in 2012 was 'At The Track. "Artists submitted scenes from race days or training on the track and it had to include at least one thoroughbred horse," noted Coward. The winner will be announced at a gala viewing at Inglis' Newmarket headquarters in Sydney on Thursday August 9, and will take home a lucrative first prize of $18,000. Public viewings of the 34 finalists are to be held on August 10, 11 & 12 at the same venue from 10:00-17:00, and all entries are available for purchase. Interestingly, but perhaps unsurprisingly, 7 of the works are depictions of World Champion Sprinter, Black Caviar. Among them (featured below) is 'The Winning Streak' entered by artist Brian Clinton.