cuttlefest art prize

The Cuttlefest Art Prize is open to all residents of Whyalla and school groups to create a cuttlefish or other local marine based artwork to be displayed at the Middleback Arts Centre -Foyer throughout June and July 2024.

$2700 prize pool

TOTAL PRIZE POOL $2700 CATEGORIES INCLUDE:

CATEGORIES

PRIZE

DESCRIPTION

Best of Show - Cuttlefest Art Prize

Sponsored by:

Whyalla City Council & Country Arts SA

$800

Major Prize. High Skill level, creativity, originality. Any item within the exhibition can be awarded this prize.

Best of Show - Environmental Awareness

Sponsored by:

Whyalla City Council & Country Arts SA

$500

High Skill level, creativity, originality. Including but not limited to: environmental awareness, respect, attitudes, behaviour, preservation, celebration of nature.

Best of Show - First Nations Artwork

Sponsored by:

Whyalla City Council & Country Arts SA

$500

High Skill level, creativity, originality.

Best of Show – People’s Choice

Sponsored by:

Whyalla City Council & Country Arts SA

$200

People’s Choice Voting opens on 5 June and closes on 29 June 2024. Patrons attending the exhibition will be asked to nominate their favourite exhibit (once) on a voting slip. Votes will be counted and announced at the Awards Night.

Individual Youth (under 13)

Sponsored by:

Whyalla Business & Tourism Inc.

$200

High Skill level, creativity, originality. (Proof of age to be supplied with submission)

Individual Youth (14-25)

Sponsored by:

Whyalla Business & Tourism Inc.

$200

High Skill level, creativity, originality. (Proof of age to be supplied with submission)

School Group Entry (including Childcare & Kindergarten Groups)

Sponsored by:

Whyalla Business & Tourism Inc.

$300

Class groups will be judged together. Theme, creativity, originality.

 

APPLICATION FORM

 

The competition is now open. To enter complete an application form and email to the Community Activation Arts and Cultural Facilitator teresa.coles@whyalla.sa.gov.au by 5pm Friday 24 May 2024.

School Groups are encouraged to register their interest to enter the 2024 Cuttlefest Art Prize and discuss display options for group artwork via email to teresa.coles@whyalla.sa.gov.au.

school group form

 

 

2024 CUTTLEFEST ART PRIZE - TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

Eligibility

Entries will not be accepted if all the criteria below are not met

  • Entry forms must be received by 5pm Friday 24 May 2024.
  • Submissions that do not meet the entry deadline or that have not made previous arrangements need not be accepted.
  • Entries must be the original work of the artist named and thus observe copyright laws for artists
  • Entries must relate to the theme: Cuttlefish or other local marine based artwork.
  • Entry forms must provide complete contact information and a short Artist Bio. Incomplete information may cause your entry to be disqualified.
  • Entrants must be a resident of Whyalla. (*NOTE: Employees of Whyalla City Council & Country Art SA are not eligible to enter).
  • Along with entry forms, all entrants must email an image of the artwork to: teresa.coles@whyalla.sa.gov.au
  • Limited to one individual entry per person. Each entrant eligible for one award/prize only. (Excluding People’s Choice Award)
  • School Group entries must complete the ‘School Group Entry Form’. An entry form is required for each student with individual Artworks identified with Artist details.
  • School Groups limited to one entry per student and judged as a group entry. School students entering the School Group category are also eligible to enter the Individual Youth categories.
  • In line with our Disability Access & Inclusion Plan (WCC) and Draft Equity Plan (CASA) we encourage entries from all members of the Whyalla community.

 

Exhibit Requirements

  • Artworks may be 2D or 3D in any medium (excluding Photography & Digital Art), but they must come ready to hang with an appropriate form of attachment (preferably D-rings and wire) for the hanging system at the Middleback Arts Centre or come with command (3M) strips supplied by the artist. Artworks will not be affixed to the wall by tape, Blu Tack or any other adhesive system. If the work is sculptural it must be self-supporting and sufficiently robust for the use of the space (cinema foyer).
  • Maximum size for hanging artwork: Two (2) meters square.
  • Maximum weight for all 3D (sculptural) artworks: 15kg
  • In the event that an alternative venue(s) is required to display Artworks, artists will be advised via email of the location for prior approval to display individual or group artworks.

 

Exclusions

  • Photographs
  • Digital Art
  • Wet Paintings
  • Oversized and/or Overweight items
  • Hanging requirements not met

 

Delivery & Collection of Artworks

  • Artworks must be delivered by the artist or artist’s agent to the box office of the Middleback Arts Centre between 9am Monday 27 May and 5pm Wednesday 29 May.
  • If you cannot deliver your artwork at the prescribed times please send an email to the Community Activation Arts and Cultural Facilitator teresa.coles@whyalla.sa.gov.au before 5 pm Friday 24 May.
  • Artworks must be collected from the same point between 9am Monday 12 August and 5pm Wednesday 14 August.

 

Insurance

  • The Middleback Arts Centre and Whyalla City Council will do everything in their power to keep the artworks safe from the public but given the nature of the space, cannot guarantee they will not be touched and/or damaged. Please consider this when creating your artwork and preparing them for display.
  • The Middleback Arts Centre and Whyalla City Council will NOT accept responsibility of loss or damage of artworks.
  • Artists may wish to have their own insurance for high value items.

 

Artworks for Sale

  • Artists may also make available their artworks for sale. With the Artist receiving 100% of the sale price, no commission will be payable.
  • Any artwork sold will remain on display until the end of the exhibition.

 

Judging

  • The Award Winners will be chosen via a selected judging panel.
  • Voting for the Best of Show - People’s Choice Award will be open from 5 – 29 June 2024. Patrons attending the exhibition will be asked to nominate their favourite exhibit (once) on a voting slip.
  • Winners will be announced at the 2024 Cuttlefest Art Prize Awards Night (Date TBC).
  • The decision of the Judge(s) is final.

 

Reservation of Rights

  • All entries must respect the potential sensitivities of the general viewing public and the Whyalla City Council & Country Arts SA reserves the right to determine appropriateness of all exhibits displayed.
  • Artwork not accepted will not be eligible for entry into the 2024 Cuttlefest Art Prize.
  • The entrant grants Whyalla City Council & Country Arts SA permission to reproduce any works entered in the 2024 Cuttlefest Art Prize for publicity purposes for current and future art prizes.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Teresa Coles, Community Activation Arts & Cultural Facilitator

Whyalla City Council / Country Arts SA

08 8644 3444 / 0439 903 463 /  teresa.coles@whyalla.sa.gov.au

 

CUTTLEFEST EVENTS

As we get closer to Cuttlefest more events and activities will appear below!

 

Did you know?

  • Cuttlefish are colour blind. They have ‘w’ shaped pupils which are thought to allow them to see both behind and in front at the same time.
  • Cuttlefish are not actually a fish. They are a cephalopod (Greek for ‘head-foot’), and their feet, or tentacles actually connect to their head rather than their body.

  • Cuttlefish have blue blood, 3 hearts, 8 arms and 2 feeding tentacles.

 

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