Sometimes art is rubbish. And it should be.
The popular ReVive Art Prize returns to Eurobodalla in 2019. Eurobodalla Council’s arts coordinator Indi Carmichael said the exhibition was a real conversation starter about consumption and waste.
“This is the sixth edition of the ReVive Art Prize,” Ms Carmichael said, “with the prize becoming a biennial event in 2017.
“It’s one of the shire’s best-loved art exhibitions and will be held at one of our best-loved art spaces, the Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre,” she said.
“Entered works must be created primarily from materials recycled or reclaimed from the waste stream. It’s an unusual approach and pushes artists and makers outside their comfort zone, inspiring artists to also upcycle favourite concepts and ideas.
“That makes for some truly fabulous work but is also a huge amount of fun, which is why ReVive is so popular with artists and audiences alike.”
Ms Carmichael said the quality of the exhibition was reflected in the $4,000 prize pool.
“There is $2,500 for the winning work and a $1000 highly-commended prize. There’s also a $500 People’s Choice,” she said.
The ReVive Art Prize is open to artists, crafters and creative makers who live in Eurobodalla, Bega Valley or Snowy Monaro shires. Entries are online and close Monday 26 August. The winner will be announced on the exhibition’s opening night on Friday 1 November.
Above: Susan Bomball created a tribute to favourite horse ‘Bill’ out of reclaimed tools, chains and drill bits to win the 2017 ReVive Art Prize.