Waterhouse Natural Science and City of Belmont reveal winners - Art Collector

Claudine Marzik, Limestone Belt Cairns West. Courtesy: the artist

31 July 2013 | The winners of the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize for 2013 have been revelaed. Category winners include Claudine Marzik for painting (winning work pictured above), Nick Mount for sculpture and objects, and Young Soon for works on paper. The winner of the main $50,000 acquisitive award was Judith Brown for her feathered piece Flight of Fancy.

The Waterhouse is in its eleventh year and asks artists to interpret the natural world and further environmental debate. Judges for this year included Petra Kayser, curator of prints and drawing at the National Gallery of Victoria; David O’Connor, manager of exhibitions and public program at the Art Gallery of South Australia; and Peter Walker, director of Peter Walker Fine Art in Adelaide. The exhibition of this year's finalists is on display at the South Australia Museum in Adelaide until 8 September 2013.

Jo Darvall, Gemstone Rise - Millstream, 2012. Oil on canvas, 100 x 100cm. Courtesy: the artist

In Western Australia, the winners of the City of Belmont Art and Photographic Awards were announced. Fremantle based artist Jo Darvall won the main $4,000 acquisitive prize for her work of minimalist styled trees, pictured above.

The Belmont awards are also in their eleventh year. An exhibition of 300 submissions from across Western Australia is on display at the Belmont Forum Shopping Centre until this Saturday.

Alexandra Djurichkovic

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