The SA Museum hosts the Waterhouse prize, and as an animal artist I submitted a work.
Imagine my surprise when I was awarded first prize in the painting category!
$10,000 is now prompting me to think about Europe, visiting my Hungarian relatives for the first time.
Their passion for art and the art practices of my father’s family being foundational contributors to my choice to be an artist.
I am also enticed by the Unsound festival in Poland organised by my friend Matt Schultz, a sound art celebration originally birthed in Wagga Wagga by my partner Adam Bell and others including Matt’s brother Paul a singer/songwriter, artist/writer Johannes Klabbers and curator Sarah Last.
Thank you to all the human and non-human animals without whom this prize would not exist!