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

Changes to the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize

The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize competition was established in 2003, and since then only minor changes have been made to it. The art world has changed significantly over the last 12 years and the South Australian Museum has decided it’s time to revitalise the competition to ensure it remains contemporary, well respected and supportive of the arts, and achieves its purpose of connecting people to the natural world through art.

In 2015 the Waterhouse competition will not be held. Instead the Museum will work with the arts community and the public to review the competition and ensure it supports artists and the arts in a contemporary and relevant manner that reflects the Museum’s mission.

Although there will be no prize in 2015, the Museum has made a firm commitment to offer it again in 2016. The Museum expects that the nature of the prize for 2016, including categories and conditions, will change as a result of the review. 

Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize survey

The online survey regarding changes to the Waterhouse prize has now closed.

The results of the survey, along with other consultation outcomes, are being assessed and will be used to inform the Museum as it reviews the prize and ensures it remains pertinent to the arts community.

For further information contact WaterhouseArtPrize@samuseum.sa.gov.au

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