Medium / category: All mediums
Requirements: The artwork must feature flora native to Western Australia
Eligibility: Applicants must be aged over 18
Associated institutions: Gallery 152, York WA
Exhibition dates: 26 November 2023 – 31 January 2024 at Gallery 152, York, WA
The York Botanic Art Prize has a prize pool of $12,000. Since its launch in 2020 the prize has aimed to showcase artistic engagement with Western Australia’s incredible native flora, drawing attention to existential environmental issues facing the native landscape, and the many opportunities available for its protection and regeneration. Artists whose work challenges traditional notions and conventions of botanical art, in a sense ‘botanical art in the expanded field’, are encouraged to enter. In 2021 the inaugural Prize received hundreds of expressions of interest from around Australia, with the 58 finalists representing the breadth and diversity of contemporary art practice.
The prize boasts Professor Josh Byrne, environmental scientist and presenter of ABC’s Gardening Australia, as its Patron. The judges for 2023 will include Dr Laetita Wilson, Professor Fiona Stanley and Ron Bradfield Jnr. The finalists will be selected for the York Botanic Art exhibition which will open and announce the winner on the 26thof November.
The Awards include the $11,000 York Botanic Art Prize and the $1,000 People’s choice award.
- Ryonen Butcher, plant taxonomist, research scientist
- Sharon Tassicker
- Mikaela Castledine, artist, writer
- Professor Kingsley Dixon, biologist and Professor at Curtin University in the School of Molecular and Life Sciences
- Helen Turner, gallerist
- Gregory Pryor, artist, writer, academic
- Angela Stewart, artist
Previous Winners and Finalists
- Kirsten Hudson, Requiem (Kalyakoorl)
Winner: York Botanic Art Prize
What you need to know
The prize is open to artists living in Australia or overseas, working in any medium. The main criteria is the artwork must feature native WA flora.
Dates for your diary
Open for Entries: Entries open 13 May 2023 and close 17 July 2023
To enter, visit the visit the York Botanic Art Prize website here.
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