$20,000 Gallipoli Art Prize encourages entrants to think outside the square

We’ve had some fascinating entries over the years for the Gallipoli Art Prize with the organising committee encouraging artists to think creatively about how the creed is to be interpreted in their artwork.

“The Gallipoli Art Prize is ‘absolutely not’ about war and war-themed art, according to John Robertson, Director of the Gallipoli Memorial Club.

‘The aspects that we’re looking for – loyalty, love of country, courage, comradeship – can be expressed any number of ways,’ Robertson told ArtsHub. ‘Last year, for instance, quite a few entrants reflected on the bushfires and the attributes displayed by the brave firefighters, including the winning entry.’ Nor do entries need to directly reference the Gallipoli Campaign, or indeed any military campaign in which Australian servicemen and women have fought.”

Entries close March 10, 2021

Read more here in this great article by Richard Watts from Arts Hub

Visit the website for more information on the Gallipoli Art Prize and take the virtual tour of the 2020 Exhibition https://www.gallipoliartprize.org.au/