Our congratulations to Cornelia Burless, Simon Collins, Emma Gale, Damien Kamholtz, Cate Maddy, Karlee Rawkins, Carolyn V Watson, and Diana Watson, - all of whom have been selected as Finalists in the Prometheus Visual Arts Award.
Carolyn V Watson When Do We Begin To Covet Mixed Media
Cate Maddy Storm Fading Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 122 x 152 cm
Damien Kamholtz It Used To Be Easier To Pretend Oil On Canvas 91 x 91 cm
Diana Watson Paradise Found 1 Oil on Canvas 152 x 122 cm
Emma Gale Wren Acrylic on Board 120 x 120 cm
Karlee Rawkins Jupiter Acrylic, Charcoal and Pastel on Board 137 x 121 cm
Simon Collins Beautiful Fucked Up Day #2 Oil on Board 60 x 60 cm
The Prometheus Visual Arts Award has been dreamed into existence through an awareness of the importance of developing artistic confidence, expertise and appreciation amongst our nation’s artists and our nation’s children. It has been designed to inspire emerging artists to see, reflect upon and interpret our world in fresh, idiosyncratic and challenging ways. The works created will be displayed to thousands of Australian and international children as examples of what can be achieved when the creative imagination is given wings. Young children have the confidence to interpret the world in a variety of ways. Formal education can sometimes serve to standardise thought processes and ways of learning and constructing meanings.
The Visual Arts have a vital role to play in encouraging us to search for the fragments of our broken world and to somehow piece them together. It is also the responsibility of each generation to ensure their youth has access to the Visual and Performing Arts, so that they can discover within themselves new forms of expression that might one day help them to define who they are. The Prometheus Visual Arts Award is one of Australia’s leading Art Awards, spreading the message that Australia as a nation values her artists and sees their work as a vital part of our society’s health and wellbeing.