TIDAL: CITY OF DEVONPORT NATIONAL ART AWARD 2016
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The Tidal: City of Devonport National Art Award is a biennial, acquisitive award. Artists residing in Australia are invited to submit 2-dimensional artworks that reflect on tidal – the natural, cultural, personal or political concerns related to the sea and coastal regions.
The Award provides a contemporary platform for artists to ponder the myriad perspectives and challenges inherent within the interconnections of land and sea while also encouraging excellence in concept, innovation and execution of 2-dimensional artwork.
The $15,000 Major Award is sponsored by the Devonport City Council and the Devonport Regional Gallery Friends Committee. $1,000 People’s Choice Award is sponsored by Collins Real Estate, Devonport. This is a non-acquisitive award selected by the viewers of Tidal. The Award is announced at the conclusion of the exhibition.
The Award aims to:
- Encourage experimentation within and across mediums relative to 2-dimensional works of art
- Present a stimulating and diverse exhibition of contemporary Australian art practice to the Devonport Community and visitors to the region
- Promote excellence in contemporary visual art that reflects on natural, cultural, personal or political concerns related to the sea, coastal regions and coastal communities
SELECTION AND JUDGING
The judging panel consists of two nationally recognised art experts who select the finalist’s works, and then determine the winner of the Major Award. This year’s judges are:
Jane Devery, Curator of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
Jane Stewart, Principle Curator of Art, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG)
Application Deadline: Wednesday 1 August 2016
Finalists Announced: Mid – later August 2016
Finalist Exhibition Opening & Award recipient announced: Friday 25 November 6 pm
Exhibition Closes: Sunday 29 January 2017
For further information please contact the Devonport Regional Gallery: P. (03) 6424 8296 or E. firstname.lastname@example.org