16 July, 2006

Fleurieu Peninsula Art Prize

Australia’s richest landscape art prize the Fleurieu Peninsula has $90,000 worth of prizes.

The prize is the centre piece of the 2006 Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale which will be held in South Australia from 3 – 26 November 2006.

Prizes include:

The Fleurieu Peninsula Art Prize – for an Australian landscape painting $50,000 acquisitive.

The Art of Food and Wine Prize – for a painting with a food and/or wine industry theme $10.000 aquisitive.

The Fleurieu Peninsula Vistas Prize – for a landscape painting of the peninsula region $10,000 aquistive and

the Fleurieu Peninsula Youth Scholarship – for a young SA artist/s aged 16-27 towards the cost of a program for professional development $10,000.

Enquiries – Phone Grant Hall Coordinator 08 8323 7984

More info – www.artprize.com.au
Closes 31 July


The Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale is a significant arts festival, which takes place biennially on South Australia's famous Fleurieu Peninsula - world renowned for its wine, food and rich art history.

Since its inception in 1998, the Biennale has grown to become a national visual arts festival which provides, as the cornerstone of the event, Australia's richest prize for landscape painting, the Fleurieu Art Prize, offering $50,000 to the winning artist.

It seems appropriate that the most significant prize for landscape art in Australia be centered in the Fleurieu Peninsula, a region which, with its striking vistas and extraordinary geological formations, has long been both a home and a source of inspiration for some of Australia's most important landscape artists.

In 2006 the Biennale will take place from 3 - 26 November, with venues right across the Peninsula hosting major exhibitions, lectures, workshops, a Gala Awards Dinner and a community program showcasing the best art, food, wine and hospitality this unique region has to offer.


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