Western Australia is renowned worldwide for its incredible diversity of plant life, with some of the richest biodiversity on the planet and a large percentage of species being endemic to this land.
To celebrate this abundance of unique flora and highlight the importance of its conservation, Gallery 152 and the York Branch of The Wildflower Society of Western Australia have launched the York Botanic Art Prize.
Expressions of Iinterest are now invited for the inaugural Prize from artists working across a range of mediums, including, and not limited to, painting, mixed media, works on paper, digital, video, photography, sculpture, and textiles.
Botanical art in Australia has undergone somewhat of a renaissance in the last 10 years; however, unlike other botanical art prizes, we're not looking for scientific illustrations nor necessarily representative work - the only limitation being that work must directly relate to the theme of Western Australian flora and make reference to specific WA species. Artists whose work challenges traditional notions and conventions of botanical art, in a sense 'botanical art in the expanded field', are encouraged to enter.
Winner: $7,500 [acquisitive]
People's Choice: $500 [non-acquisitive]
Finalists will be exhibited in York, Western Australia, at Gallery 152, 31 October 2020 - 3 January 2021.
The award will be judged by Professor Kingsley Dixon, Helen Turner, Gregory Pryor and Angela Stewart, with the winner announced at the formal opening on Sunday 1 November 2020.
Entries by Expression of Interest close Sunday 21 June 2020 11.59pm AWST.
Submit your EOI to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We acknowledge the Balladong Noongar People as the original custodians of this land. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
The York Botanic Art Prize is supported by the Wildflower Association of Western Australia.