Media Releases Archives

September 2013

  • 20 September 2013

    South Australian Museum Sends Rare Artefact to London Show

    A rare and valuable Australian Aboriginal bark painting is on its way to London from the South Australian Museum, to appear in an exhibition showcasing the best of Australian art to the world.

    London’s Royal Academy of Arts will present the exhibition Australia from 21 September – 8 December 2013. Institutions from around the country have supplied works to be exhibited, to illustrate the social and cultural story of Australia over the past 200 years.

  • 13 September 2013

    Statement regarding 2013 Overall Winner

    The Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year is an annual photography competition that has for over a decade invited amateur and professional photographers from all over the world to capture the unique natural beauty of Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea.

    On 29 August 2013, the photograph Near Miss by David Rennie was announced as Overall Winner. Judges selected this image as an extraordinary capture of natural behaviour.

  • 12 September 2013

    Success for Revamped Science Art Prize

    Visitors have flocked to the South Australian Museum in their thousands to appreciate the wonderful and intriguing artworks submitted in this year’s Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize exhibition.

    Since it opened on 20 July, a record 14,713 visitors have come to see the exhibition of 102 finalist artworks, to be inspired and to cast their vote.

    This year’s winner Judith Brown won the overall $50,000 prize with her work Flight of Fancy, which was the first fashion-inspired overall winning piece. She was also the first to win both the People’s Choice Award and the Overall Prize, in the Waterhouse’s 11-year history.

  • 06 September 2013

    Grub's Up: Adjusting our Palate to a Plate of Insects

    While some Australians sitting down to the their morning ritual of toast, fruit or cereal would be unable to fathom the idea of popping a nutritious worm into their mouths, more than two billion people around the world include insects as part of their daily diets.

    Food security is an ongoing source of conflict and concern in many parts of the world, and communities are making the most of their resources by eating insects.

    In Australia, discussion is turning to whether our menus can include a heavier presence of invertebrates – and how our palates would go in adjusting!

    The South Australian Museum is hosting an adults-only event that offers guests an exciting discussion about entomophagy – or eating insects – with top figures in science and cooking, followed by an insect feast by renowned Bistro Dom Chef Patron Duncan Welgemoed.