Photography and Digital Media
We are looking for artists who can create the best visual interpretation of a wonderful SA-based kids charity - Treasure Boxes.
Entries can be a range of any 2-dimensional digital media art; including photography, digital media, digital collage & graphic design.
Selected entries will be featured in an exclusive finalist exhibition at Atkins Technicolour in October 2018. All finalists will have artworks printed and mounted on DiBond with hanger attached (valued at $270 ea). Finalists will also feature in the the prestigious Treasure Boxes annual fundraising calendar for 2019.
Submissions close midnight 16th September 2018 AEST.
Treasure Boxes provides children living in disadvantage with essential items such as clothing, warm jackets, shoes & nappies, as well as 'Treasure Boxes' full of toys, books and other childhood items that they may not otherwise have access to. They support kids living in emergency care facilities such as foster care, emergency housing, and domestic violence shelters, as well as families at risk of homelessness and poverty. Children who have been removed from their primary caregivers due to long-term abuse and neglect, experience extreme trauma, grief and loss. Treasure Boxes provides vital support to these children in a time of need, and aims to alleviate their trauma by providing them comfort items during this time. For more information about Treasure Boxes, please visit: www.treasureboxes.org.au
Our Vision: To reduce the impact of Domestic Violence, homelessness, grief and trauma on children experiencing disadvantage.
Entrants are to present a visual representation of the work Treasure Boxes do for the community or the issues their clients face in their preferred digital media format. Entries are not required to be an exact literal representation, but are open to artistic interpretation.
Winner Receives A & B: (Total prize value $3,720)
A: 8 high quality digital prints, mounted on DiBond with attached hanger from Atkins Technicolour Valued at $270 each, total value $2,160
B: 6 x 2hr professional coaching sessions from Passion and Purpose Enterprises, who deliver customised training and coaching solutions for corporate teams and individuals to support clients to achieve enhanced performance and well being within their professional lives.
Valued at $1,560
Peoples Choice Award Receives A & B: (Total prize value $2,340)
A: 4 x 2hr professional coaching sessions from Passion and Purpose Enterprises.
Valued at $1,040
B: Plus limited edition print by Mark Kimber; The Pale Mirror, Giclee print, 40 x 40cm, 2011. Valued at $1,300
All 12 finalists entries will have their artworks printed and mounted on DiBond with hanger attached (valued at $270ea) ready for exhibition, courtesy of our sponsor, Atkins Technicolour.
Finalists will also be included in the Treasure Boxes 2019 fundraising calendar.
meet the judges
Danae Thyssen is the Managing Director of For Art Sake Creative Consulting and a well renown South Australian Visual Artist with a Masters in Art, Design and Creative Practice from the University of South Australia. Danae has received multiple awards for outstanding academic achievement, including being the 2013 recipient of the Golden Key Scholarship Award and the Linda Lou Murphy Scholarship Award. In 2015, Danae was a finalist in the Emma Hack Art Prize and The NCAP Awards and a finalist in the Australian Contemporary Arts Prize in both 2015 & 2018.
In 2015 Danae was an exhibiting artist and Co-curator of the Little Rundle Street Art Project, nominated for a Fringe Award. Of particular note, Danae was part of the Australian Milano Art Invasion, exhibiting at the Artmeet Gallery & Art Expo Milan during the international World Expo 2015. Danae was included in the Exposure Awards Digital Art Display which premiere at the Louvre on the 13th July – in ‘The Dreamers Collection. Danae’s is well respected and considered to be a highly collectable artist, whose work is held in numerous private and corporate collections globally.
Owner, Atkins Lab
Paul Atkins is the third generation owner of the family business Atkins Lab. Paul led the company into the digital age in 1994, and was an early adopter of colour management (1996) as the industry chased digital print quality.
Paul has taught Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom from their early versions, and has lectured on colour management and digital workflows over the past 16 years. Paul is a past President of the Association of Professional Colour Imagers (APCI), past National Chairperson of the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) and past President of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography in South Australia (AIPP) and a past board member of the AIPP nationally.
Atkins Lab is now in it's 81st year and is stronger than ever with a solid focus on supporting professional photographers, contemporary photographic artists and story tellers who use photography as their language.
Mark Kimber is an Australian photo-based artist. He has maintained a dedicated artistic profile while at the same time, continuing his role as a full-time staff member of the SA School of Art, University of South Australia. Currently he is Studio Head of Photography and New Media.
Mark’s exhibition profile within Australia continues to be prolific with regular solo and group exhibitions. In the past 20 years, he has held over 52 solo exhibitions and 75 group exhibitions in Australia and overseas.
Mark Kimber’s work is held in many major collections including the National Gallery of Australia; the Art Gallery of South Australia; the Art Gallery of Western Australia; Artbank; Gold Coast City Art Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery.