Monday, 18 August 2008

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2009

The National Portrait Gallery invites all Australian residents to enter the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2009. The exhibition will be displayed in the National Portrait Gallery from 20 March to 24 May 2009, and will subsequently tour centres in regional Australia. The panel of 3 judges will award a prize of $25 000 on the basis of the 'power of the portrait photograph rather than the status of the sitter or the reputation of the photographer'.

Entries close Sunday 2nd November 2008.

Submission via online entry form only.

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Deadline extended - $10,000 Fleurieu Biennale Youth Scholarship

Calling all visual artists!
$10,000 Youth Scholarship Deadline extended!
Only one week left!

If you are between 16 and 27 years of age residing in Australia during 2008 you still have time to enter the $10,000 Fleurieu Biennale Youth Scholarship with the deadline being extended until 22 August 2008.

For the first time ever this year’s Youth Scholarship has been broadened to include all mediums 2D, 3D or new media with a landscape theme.

The successful artist will be able to use the Scholarship funds towards the cost of a program of professional development that significantly advances their art practice and will help the winner build their profile and develop valuable industry contacts and networks.

Past years have seen many finalists go on to kick start their careers including 2006 recipient Morgan Allender who is now represented by the highly regarded Helen Gory Galleries in Melbourne.

2004 winner Fleur Elise Noble used the $10,000 to support her studies at the world renowned New York Studio School and 2002 winner Samone Turnbull has gone on to win the highly regarded Whyalla Art Prize.

The $10,000 Fleurieu Biennale Youth Scholarship is part of the wider Fleurieu Biennale Prize Program, which is Australia’s richest prize for landscape painting, held in the picturesque McLaren Vale, South Australia from 7-30 November 2008.

Entry forms for the Fleurieu Biennale Youth Scholarship are available for download at www.artprize.com.au or by calling Merilyn Cox, Coordinator, Fleurieu Biennale on 08 8323 7984.

Entries close Friday 22 August 2008.