Seeing Stars, SKA Art Prize 201321.05.2013
Seeing Stars is a celebration of art and astronomy inspired by the world’s largest telescope – the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) which will be co-hosted here in Australia.
Using the inspiration of the SKA, artists and would-be artists are invited to create original pieces of artwork expressing the excitement and mystery of the SKA and its potential for discovery. Seeing Stars is open to 2D graphic mediums including painting, drawing, textiles and prints of digital art. Mediums not accepted include photography, sculpture, installations or other craft.
Artwork should be based around one or more of the five ‘themes’ identified below, which align with the five research areas for the SKA.
ART PRIZE THEMES
- The birth of stars and galaxies
- The mysteries of dark energy
- Alien life
- The genius of Einstein
- Giant magnetic fields of space
- Winner: $3,000
- Runner-up: $1,500
12 Years & Under Category
- Winner: iPad
- Runner-up: iPad mini
The People’s Choice winner will be selected by the public from the shortlisted entries. Voting will take place online and the entry with the highest number of votes will be awarded as the People’s Choice winner.
Entrants are allowed a maximum of five (5) entries.
- Dr Brian Boyle, Australia – New Zealand SKA Project Director
- Dr Soula Bennett, Director, Quantum Victoria and President, Science Teachers’ Association of Victoria
- Mr Wilson da Silva, Editor-in-Chief, COSMOS Magazine
The winning entry of the People’s Choice will be displayed as the winner of the award at the exhibition.
KEY DATES & INFORMATION
ENTRIES: Information here
ENTRIES CLOSE: 11:59 PM AEST, Friday 5 July 2013.
EXHIBITION: Early August at the Yarra Gallery, Federation Square