Food, wine and art combined? That sounds like our kind of jam! This year, the 2016 Fleurieu Food + Wine Art Prize is being reintroduced and run in conjunction with the richest landscape art prize in the world –The Fleurieu Art Prize.
The 2016 Food + Wine Art Prize is a Festival Community Program celebrating the art, food and wine of the Fleurieu Peninsula region with a $10,000, non-acquisitive prize for paintings with a food and wine theme. The Food + Wine Art Prize will be anchored in McLaren Vale and will continue the Fleurieu Art Prize’s close association with the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Spokesperson for the Food + Wine Art Prize, Jen Wright said: “Just as it is essential for the Landscape Prize to build its identity, it is equally essential to maintain a presence through the Food + Wine Art Prize on the Fleurieu, as that is where it all began.”
The judges for the Food + Wine Art Prize are highly respected in the art world and include artist and Associate Professor Lecturer, Drawing at Adelaide Central School of Art, Chris Orchard, Director of Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Erica Green and media identity and journalist, Anne Fulwood.
The founders of the Fleurieu Art Biennale, David Dridan, Greg Trott and Tony Parkinson had the vision to bring together a celebration of art, food and wine and in so doing promote the region they loved and make this a highly recognized place of interest for both global and local visitors.
Jen said: “The new Fleurieu Food + Wine Art Prize gives us the opportunity to continue this vision and to carry it forward into the future.”
The winner will be announced on Saturday June 4 at the McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Visitor’s Centre.
Finalist works will be exhibited in the Visitor’s Centre as well as wineries with designated art spaces around McLaren Vale. These include Wirra Wirra, Kay Brothers, Hugo Wines, Dog Ridge, Red Poles, Angove, Penny’s Hill, and Chapel Hill.
If you are an artist there is still time to enter the FFWAP. Visit here for more information and to enter or call 0411880236. Entries close 30 March 2016 and artists of all skill levels are welcomed.