Purpose of the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize
The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize was launched in 2002 and commemorates the birth of the South Australian Museum’s first curator, Frederick George Waterhouse. The prize is an opportunity for artists to investigate the world around them, and present their perspectives on natural science. It encourages artists to make a statement about the scientific issues facing our planet, and offers a valuable platform for them to contribute to the environmental debate. Over the years the competition has become a much loved fixture on the arts calendar, allowing artists and audiences to explore natural science through a range of creative outlets.
Two main award categories are available, these being an Open Prize with a $30,000 prize and an Emerging Artist Prize with a $10,000 prize.
Visitors to the South Australian Museum exhibition can also vote on The People’s Choice Dr Wendy Wickes Memoriam Prize, awarded to a finalist artist who has been judged by the people to have communicated the most significant scientific message within the spirit of the competition.
The People’s Choice Dr Wendy Wickes Memoriam Prize is generously provided by her life’s companion.
Entries may be submitted from Monday 25 October 2021 until 5pm Friday 25 February 2022.
The selected works must arrive at the South Australian Museum between Monday 2 May and Friday 13 May 2022.
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