Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize

The winning artworks in the 2022 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize are now available to view online. Please click here to see them.

The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize commemorates the birth of the South Australian Museum’s first curator, Frederick George Waterhouse. This biennial prize provides an opportunity for artists to investigate the world around them and present their perspectives on natural science. It encourages artists to make a statement about the scientific issues facing our planet, and offers a valuable platform for them to contribute to the environmental debate. Over the years the competition has become a much-loved fixture on the arts calendar, allowing artists and audiences to explore natural science through a range of creative outlets.

Click here to download the 2022 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize catalogue.

About the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize exhibition

Art and science collide as artists investigate the natural world around them.

The exhibition comprises finalist entries as selected by internationally recognised judges and is a compelling display of science seen through the eyes of internationally celebrated artists.

Bioregional Rings (Central Coast)

WINNER - OPEN PRIZE

These rings showcase materials foraged within one bioregion; a region described by natural features rather than human-made borders. In response to the insensitivity of globalised supply chains our work intends to draw sensitivity to the local richness of place.

By Kyoko Hashimoto and Guy Keulemans, South Australia.

Prize money donated by IAS Fine Art Logistics.


Fragile Forms

WINNER - EMERGING CATEGORY

This work is a study of movement, time and aging. It pays homage to the human body as it changes with age, exploring fragility and the way the forces of time, memory and movement impact upon it.

By Deb McKay, South Australia.

Prize money donated by Hill Smith Art Advisory.

People’s Choice Dr Wendy Wickes Memoriam Prize

The People’s Choice Dr Wendy Wickes Memoriam Prize is generously provided by her life’s companion and the artist who wins the award will receive $5,000. The People’s Choice Award winner will be announced on 29 July 2022.

Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize exhibition is supported by: