Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize

When 26 Mar, 2021 9:30am — 6 Jun, 2021 4:30pm Where National Archives of Australia, Kings Avenue, Parkes Website naa.gov.au/visit-us/events-and-exhibitions/waterhouse-natural-science-art-prize
The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize commemorates the birth of the South Australian Museum’s first curator, Frederick George Waterhouse. This biennial prize provides an opportunity for artists to investigate the world around them and present their perspectives on natural science. It encourages artists to make a statement about the scientific issues facing our planet, and offers a valuable platform for them to contribute to the environmental debate.

The 2020 prize winners and highly commended entrants are on show at the National Archives of Australia from 27 March to 6 June 2021. The National Archives is the exclusive venue for the Prize outside South Australia.

The open winner, Grayson Cooke and Emma Walker’s video 'Open Air' combines satellite imagery, videography and painting to produce a complex picture of a changing planet, set to The Necks’ 2013 album 'Open'.

The emerging winner, Rebecca McEwan’s installation '4000 stories', takes the shape of a chandelier made from glass vessels filled with honey, asking us to question the value we place on honey and the existence of bees in our delicately balanced ecosystem.

A travelling exhibition developed by the South Australian Museum.

Image: 'A Requiem for Insects' (detail) by Rosie Armstrong.
For more information about this event, call (02) 6212 3600 or visit naa.gov.au/visit-us/events-and-exhibitions/waterhouse-natural-science-art-prize

How to get there

Kings Ave, Parkes ACT 2600, Australia