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Sustainable Waste to Art Prize

Winners - Gallery - Categories and Prizes - Art Prize Details - Selecting and Judging - Important Dates - More Information

The City of Ryde proudly presents the return of the Sustainable Waste 2 Art Prize. Artists and members of the community are invited to enter the competition and exhibition with artworks that relate to sustainable living or waste themes.

2017 Winners and Commendations

SWAP | Open Category

1st Prize: Leanne Cowie - An Ocean of Plastic
2nd Prize: Michelle Robinson - The Phoenix Arises
Highly Commended: Robert Hulland - Elements of Past Time
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YEP - YOUTH ENVIRONMENT PRIZE | Youth Category

1st Prize: Ted Hines - Hare
2nd Prize: Tom Johnston - JD Tractor 
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JUNIOR YEP | Younger Category

1st Prize: Elise Bejjani - Fascinator
2nd Prize: Stella Houlihan - Curate Animale
Highly Commended: Trinity Myers - Revenge of the Environment 
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FUNCTIONAL AWARD

Judged from across all disciplines in SWAP Open Category, YEP and Junior YEP categories. Awarded to the design object which best uses reclaimed material to form a functional piece.
Winner: Stephanie Powell - Obsolete.com
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PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD

Visitors to the exhibition voted for their favourite artwork or design object.

Winner: Stephanie Powell - Obsolete.com
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Winners and Commendations Gallery

 Categories and Prizes

SWAP | Open Category
Winner $1,800 / Second Prize $600
Open to artists, designers and members of the community who are 18 years and over.

YEP - YOUTH ENVIRONMENT PRIZE | Youth Category
Winner $750 / Second Prize $250
Open to young people between the ages of 16 - 25 as at 6 September 2017.

JUNIOR YEP | Younger Category
Winner $300 / Second Prize $100
Open to young people between the ages of 11 - 15 as at 6 September 2017. 

FUNCTIONAL AWARD | $500
Judged from across all disciplines in SWAP Open Category, YEP and Junior YEP categories. Awarded to the design object which best uses reclaimed material to form a functional piece.

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD | $250
Open to all applicants who are selected for the exhibitions in any category. Audiences will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite artwork or design object in the exhibition. 

Successful artists to the exhibition will be notified by email and posted on the City of Ryde website.

Winners will be officially announced on the Exhibition Opening Night on Wednesday 6 September 2017 at See Street Gallery.

Art Prize Details

ARTWORKS CONSIDERED FOR THE EXHIBITION CAN BE THE FOLLOWING  

  • A sculpture, assemblage, collage or textile artwork created from used or recycled materials.
  •  An object that you can use or wear created from used or recycled materials.
 ARTWORK ENTRY CRITERIA
  • All two and three dimensional works to be constructed from used or recycled materials.
  • Original products can only be used for assembling the work, for binding, bonding and adhering painting.
  • The art or design object must be no more than 150cm in width or depth (including frame).
  • Three dimensional works can be free standing or wall mounted but if wall mounted not exceed 20kg in weight.
  • Selection into the exhibition will be based on innovative use of waste materials or the upcycling of waste materials into the art or design object (creating a better quality object or one of higher environmental value).
ELIGIBILITY

All entrants must either live, work, study or play in the city of Ryde. City of Ryde staff, Councillors and those employed or volunteering on the SWAP 2017 project are eligible to apply and be selected for exhibition but are not eligible to win any of the Prizes, with the exception of the People’s Choice Award.

ENTRY CRITERIA

It is anticipated that around 80 art and design objects will be selected for the exhibition. All entries must be original work of the exhibitor and created within 2 years prior to 6 September 2017. Art and design objects previously exhibited in other prizes and exhibitions are still eligible. For cultural sensitivity reasons, artworks that contain certain unauthorised use of indigenous symbols, motifs or styles are not eligible. Works that are considered offensive will not be selected.

Decisions in regards to works selected for exhibition and final judging by the curatorial panel will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. Plinths for smaller sculptural works will be supplied by the gallery. 

Selecting and Judging

Artworks and design objects for the exhibition will be selected by the curator and senior City of Ryde staff based on their relevance to the selection criteria. The City of Ryde reserves the right to change the judges without notification to the artists. The winners of the major prize categories will be chosen by the judging panel.

Judges

Steven Alderton | Director and Chief Executive of the National Arts School
Previously the director of programs, exhibitions and cultural collections at the Australian Museum, Steven has also run the Casula Powerhouse, Lismore Regional Gallery and Redland Art Gallery.

Jeff Angel | Director of the Total Environment Centre and The Boomerang Alliance 
Jeff has been an environmental campaigner for over 35 years working with the community and environment groups on a wide range of issues including protection of rainforests, endangered species, wetlands and coastal landscapes. He has also been active on pushing for new laws to stop pollutions, land clearing, combating climate change, the regeneration of urban rivers, safeguarding city parks from development, and has been involved in the circular economy pressing for maximum recycling and waste avoidance.
About The Boomerang Alliance: In 2004 a group of passionate people began to create alliances among all sorts of environmental groups – from surfers to recyclers, to clean up and neighbourhood groups - to give local communities power and influence in their struggle to stem the massive waste of discarded resources polluting playgrounds, parks, rivers and beaches. The Boomerang Alliance quickly grew and now comprises 32 national, state and local allies. Boomerang is managed by the Total Environment Centre, which provides campaign capacity and strategy. For more information visit The Boomerang Alliance website.

Wendy Sharpe | Archibald Prize (1996) and Sulman Prize (1986) Winner
Wendy Sharpe is one of Australia's most awarded artists, she lives and works in Sydney and Paris. She has been awarded The Sulman Prize, two Travelling Scholarships, The Portia Geach Memorial Award (twice), The Archibald Prize, and many others. She has been a finalist in The Sulman Prize twelve times, and The Archibald Prize six times. She has held over 52 solo exhibitions around Australia.

Important Dates

APPLICATIONS OPEN  Tuesday 11 April 2017
ENTRIES CLOSE  Midnight Friday 4 August 2017
SUCCESSFUL ARTISTS NOTIFIED by email and posted on the City of Ryde website by Friday 11 August 2017
DELIVERY OF ARTWORK  Friday 1 September, Saturday 2 September and Monday 4 September 2017
OPENING EVENT AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS  Wednesday 6 September 2017
EXHIBITION PERIOD  Thursday 7 September – Wednesday 20 September 2017
COLLECTION OF WORKS  Thursday 21 September 2017 

More Information

All queries regarding the exhibition and application process can be made to Ben Eadie on 0422 871 327 or ben@octobersun.com.au

 

2017 SWAP combined image

Last updated on 25 September 2017