The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize is a prestigious art award that celebrates our intricate and complex global biodiversity and encourages excellence in natural history art within Australia and around the world.
The prize was established by the South Australian Museum in 2002 to honour its first curator, the eminent zoologist Frederick George Waterhouse.
Now in its eleventh year, the Waterhouse is Australia’s richest prize for natural history art. It has proudly contributed over one million dollars to the arts community since its inception. The enduring popularity of the prize is testament to the unique opportunity it gives artists to interpret the beauty and fragility of our natural world.
This video explores the significance of the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, and takes a close look at the work of Tom Moore and Janine Mackintosh, two South Australian artists, and the inspirations they draw from the natural world.
For details about the resulting exhibition formed from this prize, visit the South Australian Museum website. (samuseum.sa.gov.au/)
*Professor Suzanne Miller was Director of the Museum from 2007 to June 2013.
Video produced by Sam Collins Media (samcollinsmedia.com)