Tidal 16 National Art Award


Applications close 1 August 2016

The Tidal: City of Devonport National Art Award is a biennial, acquisitive award. Artists residing in Australia are invited to submit 2-dimensional artworks that reflect on tidal – the natural, cultural, personal or political concerns related to the sea and coastal regions.

The Award provides a contemporary platform for artists to ponder the myriad perspectives and challenges inherent within the interconnections of land and sea while also encouraging excellence in concept, innovation and execution of 2-dimensional artwork.

The $15,000 Major Award is sponsored by the Devonport City Council and the Devonport Regional Gallery Friends Committee. $1,000 People’s Choice Award is sponsored by Collins Real Estate, Devonport. This is a non-acquisitive award selected by the viewers ofTidal. The Award is announced at the conclusion of the exhibition.

The Award aims to:

  • Encourage experimentation within and across mediums relative to 2-dimensional works of art
  • Present a stimulating and diverse exhibition of contemporary Australian art practice to the Devonport Community and visitors to the region
  • Promote excellence in contemporary visual art that reflects on natural, cultural, personal or political concerns related to the sea, coastal regions and coastal communities