After successful events in 2014, 2016, and 2018, planning is now under way for the fourth biennial Adelaide Park Lands Art Prize, to be held in 2020.
The 2020 Art Prize will be held earlier in the year than it was in 2018. Although dates are still tentative, it is likely that entries will open in August this year and close by February 2020. with the exhibition of finalists expected to be scheduled in April-May 2020. We are also hoping to boost prize money in 2020
We are thrilled to announce that we are able to accept tax deductible donations to support the 2020 Adelaide Parklands Art Prize through The Australian Cultural Fund. If you would like to support the 202 Prize follow this link. https://australianculturalfund.org.au/projects/adelaide-park-lands-art-prize-2020/
The ADELAIDE PARK LANDS are a national treasure with enduring benefits for the community which far too many of us take for granted. To draw attention to the Park Lands and their unique environmental, heritage and recreational value, the Adelaide Park Lands Preservation Association (APPA) founded the biennial Adelaide Park Lands Art Prize in 2014.
In 2018, the winner of the $2,000 youth artist category was 19-year-old Darcy Lewis for "A Rise in Adelaide’s Eastern Suburbs"
The ten highly commended prizewinners ($1,000 each) were:
Madeline Prowd - "Eucalytpus Trio"
Peter Walker - "Twigonometry"
Roger Buddle - "Winter Fungi"
Graham Davis -"Adam Encounters The Fingers of Light"
Laura Wills - "Liquid Gold Harvest"
Sally Parnis - "Summer Solstice 2017: Drawing the Adelaide Parklands"
Daryl Austin - "Pakapakanthi / Victoria Park (Between a Dog and a Wolf)"
Taya Stocks - "Purple Swamphen, Parkland’s Royalty"
Jan Cleveringa - "The Meeting Point"
Ellen Trevorrow, Bruce Trevorrow & Jelina Haines "Ngori (Pelican)"
You can browse all 74 finalists here: https://www.parklandsart.com/category/finalists-artworks/