Judges have cast their eyes over hundreds of outstanding artworks submitted by practitioners around the world in the categories of Paintings, Works on Paper, Sculpture & Objects and Youth, and selected the best 101 entries to form the 2014 Waterhouse finalists’ gallery.
This year, candidates from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Hungary, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, the USA, the UK and Belarus entered the prize.
Climate change, natural wonders, genetic links between animals and humans, and species loss are among the themes boldly explored by outstanding finalists in the South Australian Museum’s 2014 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize.
This prestigious international art prize attracts exciting hundreds of submissions from all over the world in the categories of Paintings, Works on Paper, Sculpture & Objects and Youth. Entrants are competing for the overall prize of $50,000, to be awarded Thursday, 24 July 2014, at the Museum.
Impressed with the finalists’ selection in his first Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize since his appointment, South Australian Museum Director Brian Oldman says:
“The South Australian Museum’s Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize is the competition that explores the artists’ relationship with science and the natural word. The prize is unique in offering emerging and well-known artists the opportunity to engage with the Museum – our collections, scientific research and galleries.
“The 2014 finalists’ selection is outstanding. It will offer an exciting experience for our local and international visitors.”
The gallery of stunning finalists’ works will open to the public on Saturday, 26 July, and all pieces of art will be for sale. The Museum invites visitors to purchase tickets for the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize Gala Evening, to be held on Thursday, July 24, where all winners will be formally announced. Details are available from the Museum’s Foundation on 8207 7660.
About the Prizes
- Overall Winner $50,000 (acquisitive)
- Category Winners $12,000
- Youth Art Prize Winner $5,000
- People’s Choice Award $5,000
- Dr Wendy Wickes Memoriam Prize $5,000
For more information on the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize Exhibition or purchasing tickets for the Gala Launch Evening, please see: www.samuseum.sa.gov.au