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Estuary Art and Ecology Prize - Submissions now open

Job details

UXBRIDGE Arts and Culture
31 May 2020
National, Auckland
Work type
Awards, grants & residencies, Call for entries, Expressions of interest
Work classification
Community & Access Arts, Toi Maori, Visual Arts


2020 Estuary Art and Ecology Prize 

The only contemporary art prize in Aotearoa New Zealand with ecology at its core. Artists are invited to research and respond to the Tāmaki Estuary, to underscore the ecological value of this vital waterway and encourage action against its pollution.

Our judge this year, Monique Jansen, is an Auckland based artist and Head of Visual Arts at the Auckland University of Technology. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, and her work is held in many public and private collections. She was the winner of the inaugural Aotearoa/New Zealand National Parkin Drawing Prize in 2013. Monique is a committed environmentalist and organic gardener; working on transforming her home and community into a model of resilience, sustainable living, and active citizenship.

With a total prize pool of $8,300, the winning artworks are intelligent and innovative responses to ecology in the field of contemporary art.

We look forward to submissions from some new talent and hope that this uncertain period of lockdown may give rise to new inspiration, creativity, and reflection of our natural environment. 

Feature Image Echo by 2019 Prize winner  Mo Stewart. 



How to apply

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Written by

Julia Barnes

13 May 2020