Great opportunities to enter local and national art competitions and Exhibitions.
Threatened Species Children’s Art Competition 2019
Entries Open: June 3 and August 2, 2019. Children from 5-12 years old in NSW and the ACT
The 2019 Threatened Species Children’s Art competition will be open for entries between June 3 and August 2, 2019. Children from 5-12 years old in NSW and the ACT are invited to unleash their creativity while learning about our threatened species. There are now more than 1000 in NSW alone, so raising awareness of their plight has never been more urgent. Each child chooses one Australian threatened species of animals or plants, and researches, then draws or paints it, and writes a short explanation of their work. Photographs of artworks and written explanations can be submitted on-line. Finalists will be chosen for exhibitions in Sydney and Canberra in September, with winners announcedat Parliament House Sydney on September 6, and at the Botanic Garden Canberra on September 7. There will be some great prizes for winners and runners-up in different age categories: 5-7 year olds, 8-10 year olds, 11-12 year olds; and special prizes including Best Local Species Entry, Most Unusual Entry, Best Plant Entry, Best Group Work Entry and Best Written Explanation. Some of the entries will be posted on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/289862308022985/ Last year more than 2700 children entered the competition and there were over 2300 entries received. Well over 100 schools and art programs got involved as well as hundreds of individual children and their families. This year we are excited to announce that the 2019 competition is being run byHumane Society International in conjunction with Forestmedia Network Inc. More information is available at www.hsi.org.au/artcompYou can email Helen email@example.com call her on (02) 9973 1728. You can email me for NSW entries at firstname.lastname@example.org call 0414958714. You can email Bren for ACT entries on email@example.com
The Lester Youth Art Prize
YOUTH PRIZE - Self Entry - Self Delivery The Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, one of the country’s richest prizes for portraiture, has been renamed The Lester Prize in honour of the award’s leading patron, Richard Lester.The move has come after extensive consultation with artists, arts administrators, sponsors and partners to develop a name that is more ‘ownable’ and recognizable than ‘Black Swan’—a moniker that is shared by many businesses, products and organisations in WA. The new name recognizes the leadership and support of Richard (Dick) Lester in helping the prize grow into one of the most prestigious on Australia’s visual arts calendar. Entries are now open for the Youth Prize (20 April—26 July 2019). Visit our website to view our Terms & Conditions, download a Parent/Guardian Consent Form and submit your online Entry Form.
High School Category
Prizes for Students (Years 11-12, Years 9-10, Years 7-8)--Art supplies valued at $1,950
Prizes for Schools (Years 10-12, Years 7-9)--Professional art workshops by Lester Prize Adult Finalists valued at $1,500
Save the date. Call for Entries open Sat 20 Apr 2019 Call for Entries closes (Youth Prize) Fri 26 Jul 2019 (5pm AWST) 2019 Lester Prize Finalists announced Fri 16 Aug 2019 (5pm AWST) 2019 Lester Prize Salon des Refusés Artists announced Fri 30 Aug 2019 (5pm AWST)
Sydney North Public School Art Show
Sydney North Public Schools Dance is pleased to announce its 4th annual Art Show, to be held in conjunction with this year’s Dance Festival, at the Glen Street Theatre, Belrose from Monday 24th June to Friday 5th July.
THE THEME The theme for the Art Show is – A Moving Body of Work.
The focus of the work should be – Work (or That) which moves and moves us. Subject matter does not have to be restricted to “Dance”.
ELIGIBLE STUDENTS All public school students (K – 12) in the metropolitan area, north of Sydney Harbour and its tributaries are invited to produce and submit works for consideration of inclusion in the show, by the closing date(s). Student applicants and schools do not need to be participants in the SNPS Dance Festival. Existing student work is acceptable – entries do not have to have been newly created.
Step 2 Uploading a photograph of the work – by Friday 7th June, 2019.
SELECTED WORKS The selection criteria for the show are – with respect to the student’s age - • Conceptual strength and meaning • Material practice and technique • Composition Work will be judged and accepted by an expert panel appointed by the executive of the SNPSD –
No correspondence will be entered into with respect to the selection of works for inclusion or awards. Students will be advised if their work has been selected for the show, by email by Friday 14th June, 2019. Selected work must be mounted or framed, ready for hanging by SNPSD Festival staff. (Instructions for the required type of fixture for hanging will be issued to successful applicants.)
Selected items will be on show in the foyer of the Glen Street Theatre, during the 12 days of the Festival. The Festival has previously attracted nearly ten thousand patrons.
DELIVERY - Successful applicants will be responsible for transporting their work to and from the Glen St Theatre. Works may be delivered to the Glen St Theatre on Saturday 22nd June from 10.00am to 4.00pm, Sunday 23rd June from 10.00am to 2.00pm or on Monday 24th June from 9.00am to 12 noon. While the Glen Street Theatre foyer is a relatively secure venue and the Festival and Glen Street Theatre staff will take all care and reasonable measures to secure the works, neither the Theatre nor the SNPS Dance Committee are able to accept responsibility for any damage to, or loss of any artwork, for the duration of the show.
DISPLAY - Selected artworks will be displayed with – the student’s first name (only) and year, the student’s school, the title of the work and a short supporting statement from the student, if supplied, after notification of selection.
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