The Gallipoli Memorial Club is once again calling on Australian, New Zealand and Turkish artists to submit paintings to the $20,000 Gallipoli Art Prize. (And that's a lot of prize money!)
Entries close on Tuesday, March 20, with the winner announced just before Anzac Day on Monday, April 23, at the Gallipoli Memorial Club in Sydney.
Artists are invited to submit one piece of original work. Artworks do not need to reflect warfare or the Gallipoli conflict. The winning prize is awarded to the artist whose work the panel of judges agrees best depicts the spirit of the Gallipoli campaign as expressed in the Gallipoli Club's creed - which is:
"We believe that within the community there exists an obligation for all to preserve the special qualities of loyalty, respect, love of country, courage and comradeship which were personified by the heroes of the Gallipoli campaign and bequeathed to all humanity as a foundation for perpetual peace and universal freedom."
One of the abiding aims of the Gallipoli Art Prize is to put together a significant collection of works to commemorate the spirit of the Gallipoli campaign and all those who have served during the following century. This spirit extends to the Turkish soldiers who were the Anzacs' opponents in 1915. The club sponsors a parallel version of this competition every year in Turkey, honouring the ties of friendship that now unite former adversaries.
Artwork is to be delivered to the club in Sydney on Tuesday, March 20.
For application details visit www.gallipoli.com.au.
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