The Devonport Regional Gallery is now calling for entries to the tidal.22: City of Devonport Tasmanian Art Award 2022 with this year’s prize money increasing to $20,000.
Convention and Arts Centre Manager Geoff Dobson said the biennial award was launched in 2004 and has, since 2010, been an acquisitive award with winning works becoming a part of the Devonport City Council’s Permanent Collection.
Mr Dobson said despite the call out to entries period being short, he anticipated that there will be a good number of entries as Council has increased the prize from $15,000 to $20,000.
“The theme for tidal is as always, open to a range of interpretation be it personal, environmental, political or of a cultural nature paranaple,” Mr Dobson said.
“The tidal winners form a valuable body of works that reflects on contemporary Tasmanian arts practices as well as practitioners, which is also a fundamental aspect of our permanent collection.
“Since 2020 the Award is restricted to Tasmanian artists, or artists who reside interstate that have a strong connection with Tasmania and the award is open to artist working in both 2- or 3 D formats.”
Visitors can vote for their favourite work in the People’s Choice Award. The winning artist will be announced at the close of the exhibition and the artist will receive $1,000, courtesy of One Agency Collins Real Estate.
The initial pre-selection and final judging for tidal.22 will be done by Raymond Arnold, Artist, Ashley Bird, Senior Curator Visual Art and Design, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery and Michelle Boyde, Artistic Director, Design Tasmania
The tidal.22: City of Devonport National Art Award 2022 Finalists Exhibition will open at the Devonport Regional Gallery at the paranaple arts centre on Friday, 9 December and continue until Sunday, 28 January 2022.
The $20,000 major acquisitive Award is sponsored by Council and the Devonport Regional Gallery Friends Committee.
To enter: Go to tidal.22 Entries Now Open – Paranaple Arts Centre
Entries close: Monday, 17 October 2022.
Exhibition opening and announcement of winning artist: Friday, 9 December 2022.
Exhibition dates: 10 December 2022 – 28 January 2023.
Judges floor talk: Saturday, 10 December.