Following the phenomenal success of the inaugural Collie Art Prize which attracted over 500 entries Australia wide, Collie Art Gallery has launched Collie Art Prize CAP2020; awarding $50,000 for the winning work as well as the honour of being crowned with ‘The CAP’, a unique trophy of an artist’s Basque beret emblazoned with the legend, ‘Collie Art Prize.’
This biennial, acquisitive prize continues with the theme of ‘Identity’ during a time when the township of Collie re-examines its own, undertaking a process of resurgence and revitalisation as the long-term changes in industry and local business adapt to contemporary shifts and trends.
The competition invites entries in a variety of mediums and artistic treatment of the subject that will ultimately combine in an exhibition which will provoke discussion and introspection. Factors that can be explored include upbringing, past experiences, gender, race or nationality, culture, age or maturity, education, work experience, socio-economic groups, religion, beliefs and values, the groups we belong to and the people we admire.
Over time, winning works in the biennial Collie Art Prize will form a significant collection of works as well as a history of Australia’s changing identity.
Two non-acquisitive prizes of $5000 cash and a complementary exhibition at the Collie Art Gallery are also to be awarded as well as a non-acquisitive People’s Choice prize of $1000 cash.
Online entries to CAP2020 open on 31 October 2019 and close on 3 January 2020. The winner and runners up will be announced at a gala event on 29 February 2020.