$10,000 Naracoorte National Art Prize calling artists to engage with World Heritage fossil site
Posted 29 November 2018
In Arts Hub this week GINA FAIRLEY writes…
“The $10,000 Naracoorte National Art Prize is looking for artists working in two dimensions to make a national impact by bridging art and science.”
Fairley continues “While there are hundreds of art prizes in Australia today, there are few – in fact only one in South Australia – that can claim to have a unique relationship with a World Heritage Listed Site.
The 2019 Naracoorte National Art Prize coincides with the 50th anniversary of the discovery of Megafauna remains at the World Heritage Naracoorte Fossil Caves in remote South Australia.
This is the first year that the $10,000 acquisitive prize will be held, and Prize Coordinator Colin Kelly says there is no rigid theme to the inaugural event.
‘Take yourself on a flight of imagination,’ Kelly told ArtsHub. ‘Let the magic and mystery of the caves and the excitement of exploration and discovery inspire your creation.’
He added: ‘What we are trying to avoid is the idea that people have to submit exclusively scientific-styled art.’
The prize is calling on artists nationally to awaken their inner Leonardo da Vinci, Mary Anning or David Attenborough, and to create artworks that will be presented in this unique environment.”
See Arts Hub for details of the opportunity.