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Exhibition opens at Ararat Gallery TAMA and online
Acquisitive Prize and Awards of Excellence announced
People’s Choice Award announced
The WAMA Art Prize is entered online via the WAMA website. An online submission form will be available when entries open. Images of the works being submitted must be uploaded to the website for the judging process.
There is a limit of two entries per person. Please note that only one artwork per artist will be selected for exhibition.
$33 (incl. GST) administration fee per entry.
Inviting a multi-disciplinary range of nature-inspired Australian artists, the award celebrates connection with nature and raises awareness of the importance of conserving our precious, unique Australian environment.
Indigenous artists are encouraged to apply.
Finalists will be displayed in an exhibition at Ararat Gallery, TAMA and within WAMA’s on-line gallery.
Aug 19 – Nov 19 2024
The quality and number of artists who entered the Art prize demonstrates the resonance that the theme of art and nature has within our creative community, with their work reflecting the many environmental issues facing us all.
etching, drypioint, polymer gravure, hard cover books
125cm h x 115cm w unframed
This work embeds naturalist John Cotton’s illustrations of birds of the Melbourne district in 1840 into an etching of a hybrid tree, an English Elm and indigenous Peppermint Gum, both present in Fitzroy Gardens Melbourne. Past and present fuse, the work is both memoriam and a vision for future eco-diversity.
Pastel on pastel mat.
72cm h x 62cm w framed
A pastel portrait of Ruby, a Female Forest Red-tailed Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii naso), known to the Noongar people as ‘karrak’.
The portrait highlights the silkiness of her black feathers, and the intensity of the blue and green colours that they reflect in the sunlight.