AMES and Multicultural Arts Victoria Heartlands Refugee Art Prize18.04.2013
- Prize pool total $20,000
- First prize: $12,000
The AMES and Multicultural Arts Victoria Heartlands Refugee Art Prize is calling for paintings, drawings, photography and mixed media works by refugees who have arrived in Australia since 1970. The prize is open to artists in all states.
The prize is in its four year and has the new theme – ‘I wish to see…’ – which invites refugee artists to reflect on what they would like to see in the world.
Adam Baxter from AMES said the prize was an important way to showcase the talents, artistic skills and creativity of refugee artists and open up pathways for artists to develop their careers. It celebrates the skills, talents and creativity that refugees bring to Australia and the social and cultural contributions they provide to our community.
Winners will be announced at the exhibition launch on Thursday, 20 June 2013.
Shortlisted and winning works will be showcased at:
- fortyfivedownstairs in Flinders Lane during Refugee Week (18‐30 June 2013)
- Walker Street Gallery in Dandenong during Emerge Festival (4‐27 July 2013)
- Werribee Park 1‐14 September
NSW refugee artists are encouraged to apply.
KEY DATES & INFORMATION
Winners announced: 20 June 2013
Entries close: Friday 10 May 2013
Tel: 03 9188 3681
Web: visit here
Image credit: 2012 Winner Minela Krupic (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Kolekcija, Etching,