Artists urged to participate in 2017 Art Prize

July 25, 2017 by  

Time is running out for submissions of artworks into this year’s Sustainable Waste To Art Prize.

Run by the City of Ryde, the event is open to artists from Gladesville, Ryde and throughout the city, and each must create a textile, collage or assemblage, or sculpture artwork from recycled or used materials.

Objects created from recycled materials that are able to be worn or used will also be accepted.

A Council spokesman said entrants will vie for prize money of up to $1,800 in the SWAP open category which is open to community members, designers and artists 18 years or more.

Other categories include the YEP – Youth Environment Prize, Junior YEP, Functional Award and People’s Choice Award.

The spokesman said 80 of the design and art object entries will be selected for exhibition and judging, stating:

“All entries must be original work of the exhibitor and created within two years prior to September 6, 2017.”

Advertised on flyers and online, the Sustainable Waste to Art Prize will be judged by Director and Chief Executive of the National Arts School Steven Alderton, Director of the Total Environment Centre and the Boomerang Alliance Jeff Angel and Archibald Prize winner (1996) Wendy Sharpe.

Applications close on August 4 with the announcement of winners to take place on September 6.

The exhibition of works will be held from September 7 to 20 at the Street Gallery.