The $10,000 acquisitive Newcastle Foundation Art Prize is open to all artists living in the Hunter Valley.
This year’s theme and dimensions of works for the prize have been announced.
This year’s theme is Cornucopia:
“When first settled by Europeans, Newcastle and the Hunter was recognised for its abundance of flora and fauna.
Images of the area by convict artists Joseph Lycett and Richard Browne, as well as the Scott sisters of Ash Island, are full of the diversity of animal, plant and insect life.
With this in mind, this year’s art prize, entitled Cornucopia, invites contemporary artists to interpret the Newcastle and Hunter that once existed, or currently exists around them, and present the natural abundance that we enjoy.
The works could include botanical illustration, studies of local fauna and still life – or a combination of all. ”
Paintings can be on paper (watercolour or oil), timber panel or canvas. Works should not be larger than 1 metre x 1 metre.”
The Foundation Art Prize is acquisitive with $10,000 awarded to the winner.
To register for an information pack please email email@example.com
Information is courtesy of Newcastle ArtSpace.
Image: Opening of Newcastle Emerging Art Prize 2018. Taken by Joerg Lehmann and courtesy of Newcastle ArtSpace.