Media Releases Archives

August 2013

  • 30 August 2013

    Public Support Judges for the First Time in Waterhouse People's Choice

    A record 10,842 votes have been submitted in the Waterhouse People’s Choice and Dr Wendy Wickes Memoriam Prizes as part of the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize this year.

    For the first time in the 11-year history of the Waterhouse, the public has agreed with the judges and chosen the overall winner, Judith Brown’s workFlight of Fancy, as their favourite work in the People’s Choice Award.

    The final count was very close, but visitors agreed the first fashion-inspired artwork to win the Waterhouse deserved the top gong.

  • 29 August 2013

    Sweet Victory for WA Wildlife Photographer

    A West Australian wildlife photographer has been crowned overall winner in the 2013 Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year competition, run by the South Australian Museum.

    David Rennie’s Near Miss, which shows a narrowly-avoided collision between an osprey and a spoonbill in Western Australia’s Mandurah Wetlands, stood out among the 104 finalists in the competition. The judges said: “The photographer has captured a highly dramatic and very rare moment. There’s an almost surreal quality to the image, both in the encounter that has been photographed and the strong contrast between the birds and moody sky. The photographer has brilliantly documented this encounter, using the black and white format to its best advantage.”

  • 19 August 2013

    Australia’s Oldest Culture Enters the Digital Age – One Image at a Time

    The South Australian Museum is strengthening cultural links with remote or fragmented Australian Aboriginal communities through a new digitisation project, supported by Newmont Asia Pacific and the Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade Resources and Energy (DMITRE).

    The Aboriginal Material Culture Collection held at the South Australian Museum is recognised as the world’s largest and most comprehensive, as it includes objects from all regions of Australia across history.