Last night the winners of nine categories of the Northern Beaches Environmental Art & Design Prize were announced at the Manly Art Gallery and Museum. This year the Prize has a prize pool of over $40,000 and the exhibition showcasing the finalists opened today across three galleries on the northern beaches.
The Brief for the exhibition was for artists and designers to reflect on our environment and respond to the crucial issues facing us and our climate, making work that brings meaning and relevance.
Over six hundred and forty artists and designers from across Australia applied to have their work exhibited and compete for this non-acquisitive prize. Of the 212 finalists there are 54 Young Artists and Designers across the age categories: 7–12 years and 13–18 years. The winners are:
CERAMICS AND SMALL SCULPTURE
FILM & VIDEO
Julia Davis and Jane Sheldon
PAINTING AND MIXED MEDIA
WORKS ON PAPER & PHOTOGRAPHY
YOUNG ARTISTS & DESIGNERS 7 – 12 YEARS – JOINT WINNERS
Camilo Budet Trescott
YOUNG ARTISTS & DESIGNERS 13 - 18 years - JOINT WINNERS
“Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Environmental Art & Design Prize whose incredible works were chosen from a very strong field. The passion for our environment and the challenge our planet faces is evident through all the works and I’m pleased we are able to showcase such talent from around Australia here on the Northern Beaches” said Northern Beaches Mayor Michael Regan.
The People’s Choice Awards will be announced on 27 August. The exhibition entry is free
Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm
West Esplanade Reserve, Manly : Ceramics & small sculpture, Film & video, Interdisciplinary collaboration, Wearable design, Works on paper & photography
105 Abbott Road, Curl Curl: 7 - 12 years, 13 - 18 years
Village Park, 1 Park Street, Mona Vale: Painting & mixed media, Functional design
Pictured, Disconnection, Destruction, Extinction by Kiara Underwood