We want to thank our generous sponsors and partners for making the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize possible. Our shared commitment to telling the stories of natural science through the boundless imagination of talented artists is something we are incredibly grateful for. Please take a moment to read their statements and to visit their websites.
Beach Energy Ltd
Gala Night Principal Sponsor
Beach Energy has a long been a supporter of the SA Museum’s Ediacaran Fossil Gallery, the Sprigg Lecture Series, the Out of the Glass Case schools outreach program and Fossil Fest, so it is fitting to extend this support to the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize. As an oil and gas exploration and production company, much of our operations are based on science. Artistic expression of the environments which surround us is a unique and wonderful way to promote science.
Beach’s operations largely focused on the Cooper Basin in the far north of South Australia, in some of Australia’s most interesting landscapes. Worldwide Beach has interests in over three hundred tenements, in Australia, Egypt, Tanzania, Romania and New Zealand. Our current primary exploration focus is on exploring for deep onshore basin centred gas in the Nappamerri Trough in the central Cooper Basin.
Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy
Gala Night Principal Sponsor
The Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy (DMITRE) is the South Australian Government’s key agency to drive economic development and 'deliver results' for all South Australians.
It plays a lead role in implementation of two of the State Government's seven strategic priority areas: Realising the benefits of the mining boom for all South Australians and Growing advanced manufacturing.
DMITRE works to ensure present and future generations of South Australians reap the benefits offered by the state’s strong resources sector and drive the transition of manufacturers to high value-added activities that compete on value for money, not solely on cost.
Furthermore, DMITRE recognises that to drive economic development in South Australia it must exhibit courageous, innovative and visionary leadership.
As the principal sponsor of the Gala Launch night, DMITRE congratulates finalists on their outstanding works that richly celebrate our natural history and biodiversity.
Supporting the Waterhouse People's Choice Prize
Fisher Jeffries is proud to be associated with the prestigious Waterhouse Art Exhibition in its 10th year by sponsoring the People’s Choice Award in 2012. As an active contributor to the development of major community and arts initiatives Fisher Jeffries seeks to promote arts projects that promote biodiversity and sustainability.
“We are enthusiastic about the merger of art and environment in order to develop community awareness of history and natural science,” Managing Partner Karen Thomas said. “Sponsoring the Waterhouse People’s Choice prize is a great opportunity for us to assist in engaging members of the community in thinking about art and the natural sciences.”
We urge everyone to visit the Exhibition at the South Australian Museum and cast their vote in the People’s Choice Prize to recognise the outstanding contribution these artists have made with their interpretations of our natural world.
Statement provided by Fisher Jeffries
Supporting the Prize for Works on Paper
Finsbury Green is Australia's leading sustainable print solutions provider and is proud to be associated with the prestigious Waterhouse Art Exhibition.
Our knowledge, experience and technology provide an efficient, best practice service that promotes sustainability right through our business and supply chain.
Finsbury Green operates in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, where we offer a complete range of communication solutions, including premedia, commercial offset print, digital print, print management, finishing, inventory management, mailing, warehousing and distribution.
Our success lies in a dedication to quality, sustainability and personalised services. We believe that we must take responsibility for the economic, social and environmental impacts of our policies, practices and decision making.
Over 40 years, Finsbury Green has been consistently recognised for excellence, having been awarded a staggering 455 international, national and regional industry print awards for quality, and eleven for our sustainability initiatives.
Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Supporting the Waterhouse Youth Art Prize
The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources leads the management of South Australia’s natural resources.
We recognise that our natural resources are of great importance to the people of South Australia and that they are fundamental to our health, wellbeing and way of life.
We work in partnership with the state’s eight community-based natural resources management boards and believe that collaboration between government, industry and the community lies at the heart of effective natural resources management.
The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources proudly supports our association with the 2013 Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize.
Gala Launch Partners