Photographers now eligible for $1000 centenary art prize

Barcham 22 October 2013

Local photogromancers can get their work displayed in a pop-up gallery in Lonsdale Street and be possibly win $1000 prize alongside other visual artists as a part of the Master Builders Australia Centenary of Canberra Young Artist Award & Exhibition.

The Centenary of Canberra and Masters Builders Australia invite the city’s young photographers to enter a new visual art award, with selected entries exhibited at a pop-up gallery in Braddon throughout November.

The curator and producer of the Master Builders Australia Centenary of Canberra Young Artist Award & Exhibition, Vanessa Wright, says the competition is now open to a broader range of 2D and 3D visual artists.

“With only two weeks left to enter, there’s still a chance for emerging local artists, from sculptors and painters to photographers and graphic artists, to get their work out there,” Vanessa said.

“Not only is there a non-acquisitive prize of $1000, but entrants will get valuable experience in working to a brief in depicting or interpreting an iconic Canberra building or urban landscape.

“The finalists will be exhibited at Canberra Lab’s ‘Mazz’ Centenary pop-up gallery on Lonsdale Street in Braddon—a bustling location that will give young artists exposure that they wouldn’t get in a normal gallery.”

Entrants must be between 18 and 30 years old and the winning entry will be announced on 14 November as part of the Master Builders National Conference on 14-16 November.

The public will be invited to vote for their favourite entry while visiting the exhibition. The People’s Choice Award will be announced during the final week of the exhibition, with the winner receiving a $200 art supplies gift voucher.

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