The SCOPE Galleries Environmental Award – Art Concerning Environment is a National non-acquisitive Biennial Award with a cash prize $5,000.
SCOPE Galleries was established in December 2009 with the aim of fostering contemporary art in a regional location and supporting artist’s development by providing ongoing opportunity for exhibition and exposure of their artwork. The SCOPE Galleries Art Award – Art Concerning Environment is held biennially and was first introduced in 2012 to assist these aims and to highlight how environmental concepts and issues can be raised and debated through artists’ work. SCOPE Galleries is located in the seaside city of Warrnambool which lies at the end of the Great Ocean Road in South West Victoria. The area is renowned for its beautiful landscape, its rugged coastlines and its dramatic sky-scapes. Over recent years the area has attracted various projects concerned with renewable energy and environmental sustainability. SCOPE Galleries is perfectly positioned to host the Award – Art Concerning Environment.
It is through the Scope Galleries Art Award that matters concerning the environment may be addressed and highlighted. Art is a vehicle that facilitates debate and it can also be a catalyst for change. In supporting this Award I hope to raise awareness of the natural environment and the importance of ethical practices that may nurture its existence.
For more information please visit the website – www.scopegalleries.com/Art-Award