This year’s exhibition brief was for artists and designers to reflect on our environment and respond to the crucial issues facing us and our climate. They were invited to create work that brings meaning and relevance to communities from across Australia.
Over 640 artists and designers from across Australia submitted their work across nine categories for competition in this non-acquisitive prize.
This year, works across categories encompassing a range of contemporary practices, from fashion and design to ceramics and small sculpture, painting and mixed media, photography, digital media, film and video, functional and wearable design and more will be on display.
All the finalists will have their works exhibited across three Northern Beaches venues from Friday 5 August to Sunday 28 August.
The esteemed external judging panel of leading creative practitioners and thinkers will assess the finalist works and award category prize winners. This year the panel includes: Dr Michael Mossman, a Kuku Yalanji man and Lecturer, University of Sydney School of Architecture Design & Planning; Australian Artist, Janet Laurence; and Kit Willow a leading Australian luxury fashion designer.
Prize winners will be announced on Friday 5 August at 6pm at the Manly Art Gallery & Museum by Dr Michael Mossman.
The People’s Choice Awards will be announced on 27 August. The exhibition entry is free .
Manly Art Gallery & Museum @ West Esplanade, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
The exhibition entry is free