Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Hornsby reimagines art of consumption

More than 60 unique artworks focusing on sustainability, waste and the environment have been shortlisted in Hornsby Shire Council’s 2024 Remagine Art Prize.

The finalist works of Digital Art Stills, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Drawing, Ceramics, and Printmaking will be on exhibition at the Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, Hornsby from 10 May to 26 May.

Hosted by Hornsby Shire Council in partnership with the Hornsby Art Society since 2009, the Remagine Art Prize challenges artists to create works in response to the waste and overconsumption crises. This year’s theme, Crossroads of Consumptioninvited artists to explore how our everyday consumption can be reduced to limit the impacts of waste and climate change.

“I would like to congratulate all the finalists for their inspiring and thought-provoking artworks and their passion for sustainability and the environment,” said Mayor, Philip Ruddock AO.

“The artists have captured the urgent issue of overconsumption beautifully through their masterful expressions.

Winner Remagine 2023, Jennifer Kemarre Martiniello OAM, entry ‘Not Wasted’.

“Hornsby Shire Council is committed to preserving our beautiful natural environment for future generations and the Remagine Art Prize emphasises how we all can do our part to reduce waste and live more sustainably.”

This year’s esteemed panel of judges are curator, Sheona White, contemporary Australian multidisciplinary artist, Susan O’Doherty and local sculptor, Ulric Steiner. A total of $11,000 in prize money is on offer. Winners will be announced at an award ceremony on Friday 10 May.

The Remagine Art Prize 2024 finalist exhibition will be on show at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby, from 10 May to 26 May 2024, Tuesday–Sunday, 10am–4pm.

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