Monday, 18 April 2016

The 2016 Adelaide Park Lands Art Prize

The Adelaide Park Lands Art Prize is a biennial event organised by the Adelaide City Council to celebrate the city and its wonderful natural environment that remains an integral aspect of its design. Launched in 2014, this art prize is open to all artists, working in 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional art forms including photography, so the works on show are particularly varied, all inspired by various aspects of our unique parklands.

This year I was fortunate to have a painting selected for the exhibition and attended the opening at the Adelaide Festival Centre. It was great to see the event so well attended, with the quality of the creative works on show reinforcing our common passion for the subject matter. Both John Schumann and Ian Gilfillan added further gusto to the evening when opening the exhibition, both expressing their ongoing support of our parklands and the role of the visual arts in celebrating them.

Congratulations must go the Nick Mount as this year’s overall winner, with a beautifully crafted piece, ‘Wakefield and East: A Still Life’, but also to all of the 59 artists who contributed to a truly impressive and diverse exhibition.