Winner announced in Northern Beaches Environmental Art & Design Prize

Northern Beaches

The Northern Beaches Environmental Art & Design Prize

Exhibition: Friday 5 August to Sunday 28 August

Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Curl Curl Creative Space & Mona Vale Creative Pop Up

This evening the winners of nine categories of the Northern Beaches Environmental Art & Design Prize were announced at the Manly Art Gallery and Museum. This year the Prize has a prize pool of over $40,000 and the exhibition showcasing the finalists opened today across three galleries on the northern beaches.

The winners this year are:

CERAMICS AND SMALL SCULPTURE

Pattie Beerens

FILM & VIDEO

Joanna Gambotto

FUNCTIONAL DESIGN

Eliza Connolly

INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION

Julia Davis and Jane Sheldon

PAINTING AND MIXED MEDIA

Thomas Thorby-Lister

WEARABLE DESIGN

Alia Parker

WORKS ON PAPER & PHOTOGRAPHY

Belinda Fox

YOUNG ARTISTS & DESIGNERS 7 – 12 YEARS – JOINT WINNERS

Camilo Budet Trescott

Dian Jiao

Laura McClellan

Isabel Wade

YOUNG ARTISTS & DESIGNERS 13 – 18 years – JOINT WINNERS

Ella McGaw

Kiara Underwood

Over six hundred and forty artists and designers from across Australia applied to have their work exhibited and compete for this non-acquisitive prize. A team of highly experienced art and design curators viewed all work and chose those privileged to be exhibited

Of the 212 finalists there are 54 Young Artists and Designers across the age categories: 7-12 years and 13-18 years.

The Brief for the exhibition was for artists and designers to reflect on our environment and respond to the crucial issues facing us and our climate, making work that brings meaning and relevance.

Northern Beaches Mayor Michael Regan said “Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Environmental Art & Design Prize whose incredible works were chosen from a very strong field. The passion for our environment and the challenge our planet faces is evident through all the works and I’m pleased we are able to showcase such talent from around Australia here on the Northern Beaches.”

The esteemed external judging panel of leading creative practitioners and thinkers assessed the finalist works and award category prize winners. This year the panel includes: Dr Michael Mossman, a Kuku Yalanji man and Lecturer, University of Sydney School of Architecture Design & Planning; Australian Artist, Janet Laurence; and Kit Willow a leading Australian luxury fashion designer.

Dr Mossman said: “Connecting with country is a really foundational quality of how I practice architecture and what I teach. That connection of people, their different expertise and skills is where we can bring critical mass to issues of environment.”

Janet Laurence said: “Art is a wonderful way to bring the public’s attention to climate change issues. Using data and information from scientists, artists can create compelling, new ways of sharing information and stories, which is absolutely necessary for people to really care and to be driven to act.”

Kit Willow said: “I strongly believe in a better world, through the simple mantra of making women look and feel beautiful, without harming our planet, so everyone can win.”

The People’s Choice Awards will be announced on 27 August. The exhibition entry is free.

Venue Information:

Gallery

Manly Art Gallery & Museum (MAG&M)

Curl Curl Creative Space

Mona Vale Creative Pop Up

Address

West Esplanade Reserve, Manly

105 Abbott Road, Curl Curl

Village Park, 1 Park Street, Mona Vale

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Sunday,

10am – 5pm

Tuesday to Sunday,

10am – 5pm

Tuesday to Sunday,

10am – 5pm

Exhibition Categories

  • Ceramics & small sculpture
  • Film & video
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Wearable design
  • Works on paper & photography
  • 7 – 12 years
  • 13 – 18 years
  • Painting & mixed media
  • Functional design

Cost

Free Entry

Free Entry

Free Entry

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