Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize Gala

So I think my mum Nicki is an amazing artist, but it never hurts to have the affirmation from someone outside the family – say being a finalist in a prestigious art competition? The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize focuses on the natural world around us, encouraging artists (both locally and internationally) to capture and express the complex, beautiful, seductive and sometimes frightening world around us in art form. Through such a subject matter, viewers are challenged to view the natural world differently, whether it be the curiosity of an intricate object often overlooked or items expanded, engulfing the senses and sparking the imagination. “The enduring popularity of the prize is testament to the unique opportunity it gives artists to interpret the beauty and fragility of our natural world” – The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize.

And what better way to celebrate the 10th year of such an Art Prize than with a Gala Launch night? Held in the South Australian Museum I must say the ambience of being inside the museum after dark, surrounded by taxidermied animals, was awesome. Sure some heebie jeebies were felt, but swanning past the elephant and monkeys did make for the feeling of role reversals – I mean who is really watching who here? For the occasion I wore a vintage top given to me by my grandmother. Sparkly and chic, I paired it with high street finds to keep it simple. Outcome? I think far more events should be held in the museum after dark…

For more information Nicki’s artwork hit up her blog space http://nickiagars.wordpress.com/. The exhibition is open until 9th of September and the South Australian Museum.

Stay Rad x


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Author:Elli Agars

Adelaidian with a love of fashion, music, culture and life.


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4 Comments on “Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize Gala”

  1. fleurmannequin
    July 25, 2012 at 4:02 am #

    Love your top! Great pictures 🙂

    • July 25, 2012 at 6:56 am #

      Thank you! My nanna could not believe I was wearing it!

  2. August 1, 2012 at 10:05 pm #

    amazing look!

  3. December 24, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

    looks very beautiful, amazing!! nice pic!!

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