Themes relate to climate change, nature and the environment; expressed through landscapes, seascapes, wild fauna or flora or environmentally aware people or thought-provoking images.
Winners receive Natural Technology Systems vouchers towards the purchase of Solar Q Cell panels/solar hot water/battery/refrigerator (low power)/composting toilet or solar pool pump. Winner’s choice – FULLY INSTALLED.
Congratulations to the following artists:
OVERALL PRIZE – WINNERS
Wendy JENNINGS, They will just disappear, acrylic triptych, 42 x 286cm
$7500 voucher for Natural Technology Systems or $500 cash
Wendy was also the winner of the Hangers Award
Paul WHITEHEAD, Healing (Galahs at Mt Chambers Gorge), photograph, 100 x 150cm
$7500 voucher for Natural Technology Systems or $500 cash.
NATURAL TECHNOLOGY PRIZE
Ross HILL, The Gates, oil pastel on Fabriano paper, 70 x 170cm
$5000 voucher for Natural Technology Systems.
SECTION PRIZES – $4000 Vouchers for Natural Technology Systems
Section 1 – Climate Change
a) results and causes
Maureen HART, Cloud Seeding, oil on canvas, 92 x 152cm
b) People who harm the environment (caricatures/satire highlighting social or community irresponsibility)
Elizabeth SOLICH, Pajama Squid Armageddon, oil on canvas and recycled materials, 76.2 x 100.6cm
Section 2 – People who help the environment
a) people in action
Herbert NEETZEL, Rainy day, volunteers clean up Semaphore dunes, mixed media on paper, 30 x 42cm
Section 3 – Natural Environment – Endangered or threatened fauna or flora (ideally in their natural environment)
Annette MARNER, Sisters holding on by a Thread, Giclee photographic print, 70 x 83cm
Judith STRIKIS, Heritage Bunya Pine, watercolour, 90 x 70cm
Aussie Animal Sanctuary Prize
Susan BAILLIE, Wind Farm Panorama South Australia, oil, 51 x 102cm
MERIT AWARD – $3000 voucher for Natural Technology Systems
Bev BILLS, Maskeletal Remains, plastic (recycled mask clips), 55 x 40 x 25cm
Anne ALLEN, Evanesce, mosaic glass, 52 x 80cm
Will POWRIE, Cobalt Lust, steal, copper & rock, 210 x 50cm
Terry McDERMOT, In the presence of time, acrylic on board, 105 x 175cm
PEOPLES CHOICE – Yet to be selected
Judged by: Tony Bishop, Olive Bishop & Larissa Rogacheva
A catalogue of the Solar Art Prize can be downloaded here.