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Registrations open for SA’s Gr2021 art prize to mark Greek Revolution bicentenary

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Registrations are now open for the By George! 2021 inaugural biennial international art prize launched by South Australia’s Foundation for Hellenic Studies to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Greek War of Independence.

Artists aged 16 and over, from around the world, are invited to submit artwork around the theme, ‘Independence: What is it good for?’ to encourage discussion about independence and revolution, its effect on humanity and the sacrifices made for it through the years.

The Art Prize, valued at $11,000, will be judged by a panel of artists and critics, with prize winners announced at a public exhibition opening on October 28, 2021, in the St George College Art Gallery at 104 Henley Beach Road, Mile End.

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Artwork will be available for sale and all art will be viewable online as well as at the art gallery (subject to COVID-19).

For the ‘Judges Choice’ section, first prize will win $5,000, second prize – $3,000 and third prize – $1,000.

A Democratic (People’s) Choice Award will also be awarded and the winner will receive $2,000. Public voting for the category will be conducted online from October 21 and the winner will be announced on the exhibition opening night.

Artists must register their interest at www.bit.ly/3saTg4b or via the QR code on the form.

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