2018 Watershed Art Prize entries now open

Released on 07 February 2018

Entries are now open for the 2018 Watershed Art prize, which offers $5,000 to the winning entry. The prize is awarded to a South Australian artist with the best judged portrayal of conservation, and what it means in creating a sustainable environment. 

Last year, the prize attracted 88 entries and we expect the number of entries this year to grow. “There has been increasing interest in the Watershed Art prize since it was first launched in 2012, and a growing awareness on the value of water and environmental management issues“, says Mayor Gillian Aldridge.

“The City of Salisbury is continually striving to promote sustainable energy saving practices through integrated water management plans, and this is a further way to highlight the importance of our environment and sustainability for the future.”

The Watershed Art Prize encourages awareness of water as a precious resource and the role it plays in creating a more liveable environment. Prizes on offer for 2018 include:

  • First Prize (acquisitive) - $5,000
  • Second Prize (acquisitive) - $2,500
  • Young Emerging Artist Prize (13-17 years) - $500

All entries selected as finalists for the Watershed Art prize will be exhibited at the John Harvey Gallery, Salisbury, and the Young Emerging Artist entries will be available for viewing at The Mawson Centre, Mawson Lakes from 27 April until 1 June 2018. Winners will be announced by Mayor Gillian Aldridge at the exhibition opening.

The Watershed Art prize is an initiative of the City of Salisbury, and supported by major sponsor ICE WaRM (the International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management). 

Artists can find entry details, including enter terms and conditions online at www.salisbury.sa.gov.au/watershedartprize.  Entries close on Thursday 29 March 2018.