Hornsby Shire Council’s waste and environmental art prize Remagine is now open with $11,000 in total prize money.
Hosted in partnership with the Hornsby Art Society since 2009, the Remagine Art Prize challenges artists to create works in response to the crisis we are all facing, with waste and over-consumption.
The theme is Wasteland or wonderland referring to the decisions we make each day about how much waste we create. Will our future be a ‘wasteland’ or can we start taking steps to create a ‘wonderland’ by making better choices to build a circular economy where we protect the world’s finite natural resources and see waste as a valuable resource?
Entries are open to digital stills, sculpture, mixed media, painting, photography, drawing, ceramics, and printmaking.
First prize is $5,000, second prize is $3,000, Recycled/reused Materials Award is $1,000, Local Artist Award is $1,000, Youth Award (16-21 years) is $750 and People’s Choice Award is $250.
“We are always impressed with the way artists respond to the waste management themes of our Remagine Art Prize. We know that many contemporary artists are concerned about waste and how it is impacting the planet. We are sure that this year’s theme will invoke a wonderful response,” Hornsby Shire Mayor Philip Ruddock said.
Entries to the Remagine Art Prize close on 26th April, the winners will be announced at an award ceremony on Friday 19th May 2023.
The Remagine Art Prize exhibition will be held from Thursday 18th May until 4th June 2023, at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre in Hornsby. More at https://www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au/remagine