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Gold fever at annual art show

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Gold fever at annual art show

The winners of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder 2018 Art Prize were announced at an awards evening at the Goldfields Arts Centre on Friday night 21 September.

The annual event has taken a new direction this year, offering a major $20,000 acquisitional prize and artists having to submit work to a theme of gold.

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Member blog: Old gold is still worth its weight

Member blog: Old gold is still worth its weight

Most people are familiar with the primary uses of gold; as a currency, in the creation of coins and bars, and as jewellery. 

However, gold is also used for medical purposes in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and certain cancers; and in modern dentistry and orthodontics. It can be consumed as an indulgence in beverages or as a culinary decoration; and used in electronic devices such as mobile phones, tablets, and televisions, to name a few, as it is a highly efficient conductor that doesn’t corrode, making it extremely reliable.