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Grab an art bargain in Pozible campaign

MAGNIFIQUE!: Local artists Michael Cusack and Christian Wilcox have both won three month residencies in Paris later this year.
MAGNIFIQUE!: Local artists Michael Cusack and Christian Wilcox have both won three month residencies in Paris later this year. Christian Morrow

NOW is a great time for Byron Shire lovers of the visual arts to get their hands on an original work by well-regarded local artist Michael Cusack.

Mr Cusack is off to Paris to take up an artist residency later this year and has started a campaign on crowd funding site Pozible to help defray living costs.

He is offering his works on paper at great prices as a reward for those who contribute to the campaign.

"Without wanting to sound too much like a salesman, this is a great opportunity to get your hands of one of my works at a terrific price at the same time as supporting the arts," he said.

Mr Cusack, a director of the Byron School of Art, won an Art Gallery of NSW Scholarship at the Cite, right in the heart of Paris.

While he will have use of a study, he will have to cover rental and living costs in Paris. Fellow art school director Christine Wilcocks will be in Paris at the same time, having won an Arts Council grant.

"There are around 200 studios in Paris and this is a great opportunity to be there with many artists from around the world," Mr Cusack said.

While in Paris, Mr Cusack will be producing a body of work about the legendary Irish playwright Samuel Beckett.

Beckett lived and worked in Paris for much of his life and it's where he wrote his seminal play, Waiting for Godot.

Mr Cusack is heading off on his Paris residency from October 3 until December 29 this year and art lovers have another few days to get involved.

Go to http://www.pozible. com/project/177956

Topics:  art, byron shire, crowd funding, paris


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