Empire Global Art Award
Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s Empire Global Art Award is open to Canberra (and regional) artists working in any medium and aged 18 years and over.
The theme for the 2017 Award was taken from Mahatma Gandhi who said, ‘The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.’
Partnering with the Arts Centre on this Award is Empire Global. Empire Global is a prominent Canberra development company with projects spanning 20 years. Recently, Empire Global have taken an active role in development the Tuggeranong Town Centre, including the major urban development project in Southquay precinct.Empire Global is also committed to the cultural development of Tuggeranong and delighted to be partnering with TAC on annual Art Award.
Exhibition dates: 3 August - 2 September 2017
Tuggeranong Arts Centre
WINNER: Empire Global Art Award 2017 - Euan Graham
The judges also selected 4 commendations from the 49 entries. They commended Frank Leskien’s From Coat to Arms, Matthew Dunne for Murray River, Phil Styles for his digital photograph Coat of Arms Carnageand Linda Davy for her sculptural piece Caged.
Submission - Unscrambled: There are 11 million hens in battery cages producing eggs in Australia. They are enclosed in cages smaller than the black area on this Lino print. These 11 million hens go without the five freedoms that free range hens enjoy - freedom from hunger and thirst, freedom from discomfort, freedom from pain, injury or disease, freedom to express normal behaviour, and freedom from fear and distress. All because of the freedom of the consumer to choose cost and convenience over compassion.
You can find more about layer hen welfare here.
WINNER: Unscrambled won People's Choice Award