The Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie is thrilled to announce the Lake Art Prize, a new biennial National Acquisitive Prize for Contemporary Australian Art valued at $25,000. Australian artists, aged 18 years and over, are invited to submit works which reflect on the theme 'Where there is Water'.
There is a total acquisitive prize pool of $25,000 (ex GST), with the funding made available by the generosity and support of Lake Macquarie City Council.
Contending artworks will be across all media and can take any form, including sculpture, painting, drawing, photomedia, installation, sound, and a single piece or multi-piece artwork.
The prize culminates with selected artworks being displayed in a finalist exhibition at MAC. The inaugural Prize Exhibition will take place between 12 December 2020 – 7 February 2021.
The prize includes a People’s Choice Award – valued at $2,000 (ex GST) – a non-acquisitive award to the artwork with the highest number of audience votes over the period of the finalist exhibition.
Details: *Artist eligibility period: Resident in Australia 23 October 2019 – 23 October 2020.
*Artist eligibility age: 18 years or older on 23 October 2020 *Date of artwork: Must be completed 23 October 2019 – 23 October 2020.
*Administration Fee: $35 (non- refundable) per artwork entry.
*Artwork not to have been exhibited (digitally or physically) as a finalist in another art prize.
*Artwork can be of any medium including sculpture, painting, drawing, photomedia, installation, sound, and a single piece or multi-piece artwork.
*The artwork does not exceed 250cm in any given dimension (including installation of multi-piece artworks) and not exceed 20kg in total.
*Entry is limited to one work per person or collective. *The artwork must reflect the theme as articulated in an accompanying short statement.
*Deadline: Entries by digital submission close at midnight Friday 23 October 2020. Further Information Visit the Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie's website for more information on the prize and submission details.