12 April – 10 June 2024

2024 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize


The South Australian Museum’s biennial celebration of science and art is back in 2024 with an inspiring and surprising exhibition that crosses disciplines and borders.

Since 2002 the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize has called for established and emerging artists to turn their gaze to the natural world. Named after the South Australian Museum’s first curator, Frederick George Waterhouse, this biennial prize recognises the long-running interplay between scientific research and the creative arts, from the illustrators and sculptors who help to describe and depict specimens, to contemporary artists who invite us to think about our environment and our impact on the natural world.

The 2024 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize shortlist will be announced soon, with the finalists appearing in an exhibition at the South Australian Museum from Friday 12 April – Monday 10 June and vying for more than $40,000 in prize money.

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