*/Tidal: City of Devonport Art Award entry/ form now available for download *?*here http://www.devonportgallery.com/uploadFiles/documents/tidal_entry_form_2012.pdf.*
The biennial acquisitive /tidal/ award, valued at $15,000 is hosted by the Devonport Regional Gallery and funded through the Devonport City Council and the DRG Friends Committee. The national award is open to artists whose 2D work in any medium, represents a response to our contemporary relationship and connection to the sea, coastal regions and communities.
The Peoples’ Choice Award, this year sponsored by Collins Realty is valued at $1,000.
The Award aims to showcase the work of contemporary Australian artists whose work addresses political, social or environmental issues related to ‘tidal’. The Award encourages experimentation and ingenuity with concepts, design and materials.
PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS
The recipient of the inaugural /tidal 04 /was Melbourne based artist Patrick Pound, while Tasmanian artist Neil Haddon was awarded the 2006 prize. The award recipient in 2008 was Queensland artist Marian Drew, while in 2010 Tasmanian artist Matthew Newton took out the tidal Award.
Previous judges have included Peter Hill, Laura Murray Cree, Frances Lindsay, Christopher Pyett (2004). Gerard Vaughan, Bea Maddock, Daniel Thomas (2006). Zara Stanhope, Peter Timms and Robert Leonard (2008). Jason Smith and Neil Haddon (2010).
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