Entries will now be accepted from any citizen from a full member, registered, ICC country i.e. – Australia, England & Wales, New Zealand, South Africa, West Indies, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe who have completed their work in the last 12 months.
This annual art prize competition offers AU$20,000 to the winning artist, AU$2000 for the Highly Commended and AU$1000 to the Peoples’ Choice with international exposure for the finalists in the travelling exhibition.
The organisers invite artists from test playing nations to submit a painting or composition that depicts life in and around the game and sport of cricket, in settings of backyard, park, beach, street, local club or social-cricket.
The work may be figurative, semi-abstract, still-life or figure-in-landscape.
Acceptable media are: oil painting, acrylic painting, water-colour, pastels or mixed media on canvas, board or artists paper with a cubist, impressionist, tonalist, fauvist, surrealist, pop art, futurist, hard-edge, modern, naïve, orientalist, pointillist, precisionist, regionalist or romanticist style.
Paintings of famous people, cricketers or the artist (past or present) WILL NOT be accepted as they are not, by the organisers’ definition a cricket painting but a portrait, and the Cricket Art Prize is not a portrait art prize.
The judges for 2010 are comedian and author Steve Abbott; art collector Dr. Dick Quan; art-critic John McDonald and last years winning artist - Jane Kellahan.
Derek Zilich, the key organiser commented "We expect a wider variety of entries this year due to the fact that the Cricket Art Prize has been thrown open to all test-cricket playing nations… the closing date is the 1st of September and all artists are encouraged to get hold of an entry form and start putting some runs on the board".
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Complete exhibition from 2009 see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbO-Mitl_mw