Announcing the inaugural Burrinja Climate Change Biennale, this is an acquisitive $3000 art prize. It celebrates works that critically engage issues of climate change. Artists of all disciplines are offered the opportunity to enter. There's no limit to the number of entries permitted. A non-refundable payment of $30 including GST is applicable to each artwork entered. A receipt will be issued for each entry. You'll be emailed a transaction number that must be provided in your application form. Successful applicants will exhibit their work in a group exhibition at Burrinja Gallery (cnr Glenfern Road & Matson Drive, Upwey) where the 2015 winner will be announced. For ease of viewing, details are as follows.
Entries close 10 August 2015.
Finalists notified 7 September 2015.
Finalists must deliver works to Burrinja by 22 September 2015.
Exhibition opening & Acquisitive Award, Sunday 11 October 2015.
Exhibition dates are from 3 October 2015 till 31 January 2016.
Finalists collect works from February 1 to 3, 2016
Works that respond to climate themes both locally, in the Dandenong Ranges, and globally are encouraged. Works may be across any visual arts medium. The intent is to draw out a natural gut response from the audience to art works and the ways in which they provoke responses and contribute to keeping the conversation going about climate change.
The Biennale is an immersive and experiential exhibition incorporating direct and online audience responses and incorporating ongoing responsive art-making activities together with the exhibition. Check out the website to read about 'Living with Climate Change'.