Winter Foliage #12 (detail)

Winter Foliage #12 (detail)

by James King

Overall winner, 2003 Waterhouse Art Prize

Forgive them Mother (detail)

Forgive them Mother (detail)

by Chris Stubbs

Overall winner, 2004 Waterhouse Art Prize

Centre of Attention (detail)

Centre of Attention (detail)

by Michael McWilliams

Overall winner, 2005 Waterhouse Art Prize

Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy

by John Nelson

Overall winner, 2006 Waterhouse Art Prize

The Gift of Hindsight (detail)

The Gift of Hindsight (detail)

by Heather Marsh

Overall winner, 2007 Waterhouse Art Prize

Bandicoot Playground (detail)

Bandicoot Playground (detail)

by Michael McWilliams

Overall winner, 2008 Waterhouse Art Prize

Fish (detail)

Fish (detail)

by Matilda Michell

Overall winner, 2009 Waterhouse Art Prize

Flood Stones

Flood Stones

by Nikki Main

Overall winner, 2010 Waterhouse Art Prize

Scintilla Series - Spiralling Weed, Soft Sponge, Sea Urchin - vessels 2010

Scintilla Series - Spiralling Weed, Soft Sponge, Sea Urchin - vessels 2010

by Julie Blyfield

Overall winner, 2011 Waterhouse Art Prize

Anatye (Bush Potato) (detail)

Anatye (Bush Potato) (detail)

by Margaret Loy Pula

Overall winner, 2012 Waterhouse Art Prize

Flight of Fancy (detail)

Flight of Fancy (detail)

by Judith Brown

Overall winner, 2013 Waterhouse Art Prize

High Tide, Wynnum (detail)

High Tide, Wynnum (detail)

by Carole King

Overall winner, 2014 Waterhouse Art Prize

Welcome to the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize

The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize commemorates the birth of the South Australian Museum’s first curator, Frederick George Waterhouse. The prize is an opportunity for artists to investigate the world around them, and present their perspectives on natural science. It encourages artists to make a statement about the scientific issues facing our planet, and offers a valuable platform for them to contribute to the environmental debate. Over the years the competition has become a much loved fixture on the arts calendar, allowing artists and audiences to explore natural science through a range of creative outlets.

Competition entries are open

Entries to the 2016 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize are open until Friday 18 March 2016 at 5:00pm ACDT. You can read more about the the competition ahead of entries opening. 

More information

For further information please contact waterhouseartprize@samuseum.sa.gov.au.

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