Launched in 2012, the award provides regional South Australian visual artists with a unique opportunity to develop their skills and broaden their professional
The winner will receive $10,000 to develop a body of work for a solo exhibition to be held at the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Artspace Gallery in July 2014.
“An additional $5,000 mentorship project will be part of prize,” said Steve Saffell, Chief Executive Officer of Country Arts SA. “We are keen to ensure that regional
artists who are serious about expanding and improving their professional knowledge are provided with access to an experienced mentor or network that is best suited to their ambitions.”
The 2013 Breaking Ground recipient, Aleksandra Antic, said the award has given her the time and the scope to fully explore her interest in Ovid’s myth Echo.
“The Breaking Ground award has allowed me to develop an exhibition based on exploring the boundaries of communication,” said Aleksandra. “It has been an invaluable
opportunity.” Her exhibition opened on 3 July 2013 at Adelaide Festival Centre’s Artspace Gallery.
Applications close on 26 July, 2013. Artists MUST be a permanent resident of regional South Australia.
To download further information and the forms visit www.countryarts.org.au/programs/visual-arts/initiatives/
Photo credit: Aleksandra Antic’s “Infinite Digression”