THE CENTENARY of Canberra and Masters Builders Australia have invited the city’s young photographers to join other artist in entering a new visual art award, with selected entries exhibited at a pop-up gallery in Braddon throughout November.
The curator and producer of the Master Builders Australia Centenary of Canberra Young Artist Award & Exhibition, Vanessa Wright, says the competition is now open to a broader range of 2D and 3D visual artists.
Entries should be works of 2D or 3D visual art that depict aspects of Canberra’s built environment.
“With only two weeks left to enter, there’s still a chance for emerging local artists, from sculptors and painters to photographers and graphic artists, to get their work out there,” Wright said.
There will be a non-acquisitive prize of $1000 and the entrants will get experience in working to a brief in depicting or interpreting an iconic Canberra building or urban landscape, she explained.
The finalists will be exhibited at Canberra Lab’s ‘Mazz’ Centenary pop-up gallery on trendy Lonsdale Street in Braddon
Entrants must be between 18 and 30 years old and the winning entry will be announced on November 14 as part of the Master Builders National Conference from November 14-16.
The People’s Choice Award will be announced during the final week of the exhibition, with the winner receiving a $200 art supplies gift voucher.
Delivery of entries will be accepted on Monday, November 4, between 9am-5pm only. For more information, such as competition guidelines, conditions of entry and how to submit a work, visit masterbuilders.com.au or canberra100.com.au