Underwater Art Competition

‘Marine Visions III’ - Open Medium Art Competition

Marine Visions Art Competition

Retrospect Gallery in association with the Byron Underwater Festival is hosting the third inaugural ‘Marine Visions’ Art Competition and Exhibition.

Not to be confused with the ‘Underwater Photo and Video Shootout Competition’, this is a fantastic opportunity to display and sell your work over the course of the festival and be in the running to win over $5000 of great prizes including cash, a full PADI Open Water Course, framing and printing and much more.

Marine Visions III is an open medium art competition which means we accept photos, paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings … anything

For photographers, digital entries are permitted. They will be printed and/or framed by us as part of your entry and returned to you should they not sell. This is also a great way to get those photos you always wanted in print done professionally. More info on the entry form - please download below.

Our team of professional judges including Scubadiver Australasia publisher John Thet, The Mayor of Byron Bay Jan Barham, the Echo’s Jeff Dawson, Retrospect Galleries Curator Bree Delian and World Famous underwater photographer and author of several books Mathieu Meur as well as festival organiser Tim Hochgrebe.

We will announce the winners on Friday the 1st of May at a lively exhibition launch held between Bo’s Cafe and Retrospect Gallery, 52 Jonson St Byron Bay.

Please download the entry form (3 Mb Word doc) and pay for your entry in the secure underwater festival shop in the events shop of underwater.com.au

Criteria for Entry

Ready to hang entries:

  • Deadline 10th April 2009 No entries after this date will be accepted.
  • Before you send your pieces, please send in your entry forms, which must be accompanied by a high resolution jpeg file (minimum 1500 pixels wide/high), description (up to 100 words) and dimensions of finished work.
  • All works must be related to the Marine environment - either above or below the waterline.
  • All works must be ‘ready to hang’ and be of exhibition quality in any medium or sculptural form.
  • All works must be dry.
  • All works must be for sale.

Digital entries:

  • Deadline 10th April 2009 No entries after this date will be accepted.
  • Entries must be accompanied by a maximum resolution file and description (up to 100 words)
  • All works must be related to the Marine environment - either above or below the waterline.
  • The entries will be printed 600 x 400mm on either stretched canvas or framed at that size.
  • All works must be for sale.
  • Entry fee for this section includes printing and return postage of any unsold prints.

Prize Categories

  • Photographic Award
  • Fine Art & Sculpture Award
  • Retrospect’s Choice Award
  • Environmental Awareness Award
  • Peoples Choice Award (Public Vote at the Exhibition)

Entry Deadline: Monday 10th April 2009

Exhibition Date: Friday 1st to Friday 14th of May 2009

See Byron Bay transform into an underwater art gallery

Selection of last years Marine Visions 2008 entries

Slimey ChaseTime and TidesRockpoolDolphin StillnessAs Above So BelowSand, Sea and SkyNatural HabitatThe Formidable Nature of ConsumptionArtist: Frida LetuisGroundspellOcean EmbraceBroken StormFish and SticksCatch of the DaySea LIghtGolden Marine RipplesArctic SummerMorning TideByron DreamingResting WobbegongAnemoneBoat on the WaterNewbornDeep ConnectionTwilightEastern BlueLittle WategoesOctopus GardenDance of the DolphinsSirenSeascapeMoko FishWe're All In The Same Boatee TangoLionIsland DreamingGreen ParadiseDolphinsFish in StreamAustralias Coral ReefH2OMain Beach VFrom the ForestSea BreezeSunday AfternoonMentawaissWedding PartyFeeding FrenzyMoonwavePandanus SunriseSecret SpotMarine PlaygroundPacific DreamsWhaleriderByron Blue DayNorth SouthThose who go to sea without biscuits return without teethByron BayUp and OverShellform 1Ammonite ShellSpace and Time ContinuumSwanWaterSharkWhale SharkTurtleRayBubblesuntitledSea JulianSeldom Sea

Marine Visions 2008 Winners

Best Photography

Best Environmental Awareness

Best Sculpture

People’s Choice

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