Syrian Artist Sara Shamma
has won the first prize in Painting in Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize.
The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize will be displayed in the ETSA Utilities Gallery at the South Australian Museum from Saturday 2 August until Sunday 7 September 2008. In Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
Winning and highly commended entries travel to the National Archives of Australia in October / December
is Australia’s richest prize for Natural History Art, and it’s an annual event.
This year 693 entries are received and the shortlist judges, grant and Diana Laidlaw, selected a total of 102 finalists or 14.7% of all work submitted.
2008 Waterhouse Overall Winner:
Winners in Category A: Paintings:
Sarah Shamma (Syria) for Rhinoceros
Second Prize: Megan O'Brien (NSW) for Mount Animus
Third Prize: Jason Cordero (SA) for I Pass Unhindered
Winners in Category B: Works on Paper:
:Scott Marr (NSW) for We Eat What We ArE
:Janine Mackintosh(SA) for Dreaming of Water - Murray Mandala
:Kevin Stead (SA) for My Hero Frog
Winners in Category C: Sculpture & Objects:
:Paul Ballantine (SA) for Survival Down to the Wire
Second Prize:Peter Syndicas (SA) for Species
:Michelle Kelly (SA) for Forest of Fungi
For more information go to http://www.thewaterhouse.com.au/page/default.asp?site=1&page=&id=