The City of Salisbury in, partnership with ICE WaRM, provides $5000 in prize money for the Watershed Art Prize winners which raises awareness of water as a precious resource and encourages South Australian artists to explore water conservation and the role it plays in creating a more liveable environment.
The winners have been announced at an official exhibition opening tonight (May 3).
The Watershed Art Prize has been running for 11 years and attracts established and emerging artists from across South Australia.
The winners for 2019 are:
Wonders of the Coorong by Lyn Lovegrove Niemz
Going Coastal by Melissa Page
Banrock Reflections by Christopher Meadows
Dress to Impress by Lorraine Brown
Dawn Lake by Jean Bates (artwork 54)
Mawson Lakes Living Editor’s Choice Award
Bird’s Flight by Svetlana Kendzhaeva
Young Emerging Artist Award
Save the Bees by Mallory Leckey
Highly Commended Awards
Out on a Limb by Peter Stewart
Sacred Ibis by Roland Weight
Mayor Gillian Aldridge, OAM, said ICE WaRM is recognised globally for leadership and innovation in collaborative approaches to capacity development for water management and sustainable economic development and Salisbury is proud to partner with them in community leadership on this issue.
“I am absolutely thrilled to see the breadth of talent showcased not only in the awards, but the whole of the exhibition and genuinely look forward to Watershed Art Prize each and every year as it highlights the wonderful work we do in sustainability.”
The judges’ noted in their