Each year the Bradman Museum hosts the Cricket Art Prize as it travels around Australia. Entries are received from every cricketing nation in the world. The deadline for entry forms to be received by the adjudicating committee is 31 August 2012.
Deadline 31st August 2012
The organisers invite artists to submit a painting or composition that depicts life in and around the game and sport of cricket, in settings of backyard, park, beach, street, village green or social-cricket.
Entries will now be accepted from painters in the ‘cricket speaking world’ who have completed their work in the last 12 months.
This annual art prize competition offers AU$20,000 to the winning artist, AU$2000 for the Highly Commended and AU$1000 to the Peoples’ Choice with international exposure for the finalists in the traveling exhibition.
The work may be figurative, semi-abstract, still-life or figure-in-landscape.
Acceptable media are: oil painting, acrylic painting, water-colour, pastels or mixed media on canvas, board or artists paper with a cubist, impressionist, tonalist, fauvist, surrealist, pop art, futurist, hard-edge, modern, naïve, orientalist, pointillist, precisionist, regionalist or romanticist style.
The judges for 2012 are comedian and author Steve Abbott; art collector Dr. Dick Quan; art-critic John McDonald; Melbourne arts organiser Jacqueline Taylor and editor and writer Lisa Quittner.
“Straight off the bat we tend get a variety of styles due to the fact that the Cricket Art Prize receives entries from all cricket playing nations… the closing date is the 31st August and artists are encouraged to get hold of an entry form and play up! play up! and play the game!” regaled committee member Anneke van der Pal.
For further information visit the Cricket Art Prize website: www.cricketartprize.org