Media Releases Archives

July 2013

  • 19 July 2013

    Nature's Beauty Adorns Winning Waterhouse Artwork

    An intricate lace cape from Lynton artist Judith Brown has won the $50,000 top award in this year’s Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize.

    Flight of Fancy (a cape), created with bulbs, leaves and paper, is inspired by nature’s beauty.

    “Nature’s recurring seasons of growth, perfection, decline and renaissance are a gift to us all. The constant exchange of form and style in nature’s palette challenge the artist to create a canvas, rich with allusions and symbolism. Through the fragile complexities and nuances of delicate forms this piece is a celebration of her unadorned beauty,” says Judith Brown.

  • 16 July 2013

    Announcement of Winners in 2013 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize

    The South Australian Museum invites members of the media to attend the announcement of winners in the 2013 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize.

     The new-look competition has changed its name from “Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize” and encouraged artists to do more to generate scientific debate, find dynamic and creative ways to represent our research and contribute to artistic dialogue about the most pressing issues facing our planet.

    A record 859 artists from around the world submitted entries in the Paintings, Works on Paper, Sculpture and Objects and Youth categories. Top judges from the worlds of science and art will be choosing the overall and category winners.