A place for student art
Tertiary student artists from across Australia will show their work in a special exhibition - A Place in the World - to mark the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Conference of Executive Heads.
Thrity-one artworks have been selected by a panel of judges from 64 entries as part of the University of Adelaide-initiated visual art prize.
They will be shown in Bonython Hall from 30 March to 13 April 2006 and the winners will be announced at lunchtime on the first day of the conference, Monday April 10, by Professor John Coetzee, Honorary Visiting Research Fellow in the Discipline of English and 2003 Nobel Prize winner for literature.
The entrants were asked to create a work of art that reflected the personal or cultural complexities of life in Australia or New Zealand. The artworks range from paintings, photography to digital media and textiles.
The winner of the first prize will receive $5000 from the ACU and the winner of second prize will receive $3000 from the University of Adelaide.
There also will be a $500 'People's Choice' prize. Staff and students are encouraged to see the exhibition and lodge their vote.
The competition judges were Art Gallery of South Australia Director Christopher Menz; artist and Head of School, Adelaide Central School of Art Associate Professor Rod Taylor; artist and lecturer at University of Wollongong Jacky Redgate; Association of Commonwealth Universities Secretary General Dr John Rowett; with University of Adelaide Vice-Chancellor Professor James McWha and Art and Heritage Collections Manager Mirna Heruc.
Story by Robyn Mills