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Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2016

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by Paula McManus (subscribe)
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The natural world and the sciences
The Open Category winner of the 2016 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, now open to the public at the South Australian Museum, is Julia deVille with her entry titled "Neapolitan Bonbonaparte".

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Neapolitan Bonbonaparte by Julia deVille (©paula mcmanus)


Her work is a depiction of the environmental devastation of industrial animal agriculture. Ice cream manufacturers are not required to declare if their egg products come from free range chickens and Julia's work is a statement that portrays this message beautifully.

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G Razed by Dan Power (©paula mcmanus)


The Emerging Artist award has been won by Dan Power who has created amazing and intricate ink and pen scrimshaw drawings on the bleached skull of a bull. His work is titled G [Razed] and tells the story of the loss of wildlife due to drought, land clearing and over grazing. The drawings on the skull feature many endangered Australian native flora and fauna. The detail is just incredible.

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Arbor Sole by Ulan Murray (©paula mcmanus)


The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize was launched in 2002 and is named after the SA Museum's first curator - Frederick George Waterhouse. The biennial art prize encourages artists to explore and interpret the world of natural sciences using a variety of media.

This year there were 627 entries (422 in the Open section and 205 in the Emerging artist section) which this year included digital and video art. The judging panel selected 81 finalists, which make up the exhibition. The competition is Australia's premier art competition, with sensational prizes on offer. The Open prize winner took home $30,000 and the Emerging Artist won $10,000.

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Icarus bt Klaus Gutowski (©paula mcmanus)


The Waterhouse exhibition displays the works of the outstanding 81 finalists and is definitely worth a visit to see.

There is a People Choice vote, worth $5000 to the winner. Go and see this wonderful exhibition and then try and pick your favourite. It's very hard to choose - the entries are all so brilliant!

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White Fella Fish Trap by Victoria Beresin (©paula mcmanus)


Where:
Special Exhibition Gallery, Ground floor
South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide

When:
10th June to 31st July 2016
10am to 5pm daily

Admission:
$12 for adults
$9 for concession
Accompanied children under 16 free
Unlimited free VIP entry for Museum Members*
Become a Museum Member and receive unlimited free VIP entry to exhibitions, plus program discounts and more.

Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize
Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize (©paula mcmanus)


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Why? see Australia's premier natural science art prize
When: daily 10am to 5pm, 10th June to 31st July 2016
Where: South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: $12 for adults, $9 for concession, Accompanied children under 16 free
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Another exhibition on my list to visit.
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