The Tidal: City of Devonport Art Award

The Tidal: City of Devonport Art Award is a biennial, acquisitive award exhibited every two years at the Devonport Regional Gallery. Artists residing in Australia are invited to submit 2-dimensional artworks that reflect on the theme of tidal – the natural, cultural, personal or political concerns related to the sea and coastal regions.

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

The Award

$15,000 Major Award sponsored by the Devonport City Council and the Devonport Regional Gallery Friends Committee. An acquisitive award open to artists living in Australia.

$1,000 People’s Choice Award sponsored by Collins Real Estate, Devonport.
A Non-acquisitive Award selected by the viewers of Tidal. The Award will be announced at the conclusion of the exhibition.

Selection and Judging

The judging panel consists of two nationally recognised art experts who will select the finalist’s works, and will then determine the winner of the Major Award. This years judges are; Erica Green, Director, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia. Sean Kelly, Arts Coordinator, Moonah Arts Centre, Hobart, Tasmania.

Key Dates

Application Deadline: Wednesday 30th July 2014
Finalists Announced: Early September 2014
Finalist Exhibition Opening: Friday 12th December 2014 – 7:00pm
Exhibition Closes: Sunday 1st February 2015

For more information and an entry form please visit the Devonport Gallery website.

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