GALLERY: Erica Seccombe wins Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize

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GALLERY: Erica Seccombe wins Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize
Open category winner: Erica Seccombe, NSW, Metamorphosis, Video, single channel

GALLERY: Erica Seccombe wins Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize
Emerging category winner: Hayley Lander, ACT, The great forgetting, oil on board

GALLERY: Erica Seccombe wins Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize
Open category finalist: Cheryl Hutchens, SA, Bifurcate, Glass beads, nylon thread

GALLERY: Erica Seccombe wins Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize
Open category finalist: Neil Huggett, SA, Soft Colours in the Western Sky Before Sunrise, Pastels on paper

GALLERY: Erica Seccombe wins Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize
Open category finalist: Deidre But-Husaim, SA, The Reclaiming, oil on linen

GALLERY: Erica Seccombe wins Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize
Open category finalist: Jan Howlin, NSW, Core Blimey, Ceramic

GALLERY: Erica Seccombe wins Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize
Open category finalist: Jason Cordero, SA, The Question Has Been Answered, Oil on linen

GALLERY: Erica Seccombe wins Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize
Open category finalist: Laura Wills, SA, Substance That Promotes Healing, Watercolour, pastel, pencil and pigment ink on rag paper

GALLERY: Erica Seccombe wins Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize
Emerging category finalist: Mariella McKinley, VIC, By the Shore, Hand blown and cold carved glass

GALLERY: Erica Seccombe wins Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize
Emerging category finalist: Nic Mason,, NSW, Pie down oil on linen

GALLERY: Erica Seccombe wins Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize
Emerging category finalist: Adrian Bradbury, TAS, For a Whole Night at Sea We Searched and Searched, Oil on canvas

GALLERY: Erica Seccombe wins Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize
Emerging category finalist: Zoë Slee, West Zealand, Arcanum reconnect- object V. Porcelain and plexiglass

GALLERY: Erica Seccombe wins Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize
Emerging category finalist: Madeline Prowd, SA, Ghost Gum, Blown glass

GALLERY: Erica Seccombe wins Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize
Emerging category finalist: Caitlin Hughes, NSW, Anastasis, Smalti and unglazed ceramic mosaic over fibreglass, steel mesh and cement substrate.

Metamorphosis, a video work depicting a maggot pupating into a fly from Canberra artist Erica Seccombe, has taken out the open category of the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, while fellow Canberran Hayley Lander won the emerging artist category with her painting, The great forgetting.

Judges were impressed by Seccombe’s work for its depiction of an “ordinarily unseen intersection between science and art”, while they found Lander’s painting to be an “affecting and poignant study in natural history”.

The pieces by the two winners were selected from works by 84 exhibiting finalists, which will be on display at the South Australian Museum from Friday, June 8 until Sunday, August 5. Visitors to the museum will also be able to vote for their favourite work in the People’s Choice Dr Wendy Wickes Memoriam Prize of $5000, while a Scientists’ Choice Award of $5000 will also be awarded as part of the now biennial exhibition and prize.

View a selection of the 2018 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize entries in the gallery above.

Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize
South Australian Museum
Friday, June 8 until Sunday, August 5
waterhouse.samuseum.sa.gov.au

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