Following the success of Force of Nature’s first group underwater photography exhibition in 2018, Underwater South Australia is back… this time with a regional focus on Fleurieu Peninsula. Nature photographers and artists Dan Monceaux and Emma Monceaux (Force of Nature) are now seeking submissions of photographic and video works (from any year) showcasing underwater Fleurieu Peninsula and its offshore reefs and wrecks. Submissions will be considered for a forthcoming group exhibition to celebrate the region’s spectacular marine and aquatic biodiversity.
The exhibition will feature roughly 12 photographic works, plus video and will be installed at one of the region’s premiere art galleries. The exhibition will occur in April 2018, with further details to be announced.
Interested photographers of all experience levels are invited to provide a selection of up to 6 of their best qualifying photographic works for the curators’ consideration. The extent of the Fleurieu Peninsula includes all locations from Myponga Beach to Middleton, with some suggestions marked on the map below. Images from locations north of Myponga, or east of Middleton are not valid entries.
Submissions will be considered on their own merits and collectively against the exhibition’s objectives. They should reflect diversity of subjects (both common and rare), locations and artistic and technical merit. All images must have been captured or recorded in Fleurieu Peninsula waters (marine or fresh).
The exhibition is intended to serve as a celebration for those already exploring and photographing South Australia underwater, while introducing the wider public to the many destinations and subjects that make snorkeling and diving here such a pleasure.
DEADLINE: Submissions close midnight, March 8, 2019.
How to enter
Send an email with “Underwater South Australia” in the subject line to Dan Monceaux at firstname.lastname@example.org . Your email should contain the following:
• Up to 6 low-resolution preview images or viewing links
• If submitting video, viewing links for 1 or 2 video clips (edited)
• Names of image/video locations (essential) and subjects (if known)
If your image is short-listed and has not been exhibited in a past Underwater South Australia exhibition, you will receive a follow-up email requesting a full resolution copy of your file. Force of Nature will then make arrangements to have your work professionally printed, framed and hung.
Works exhibited at a previous Underwater South Australia exhibition are eligible for re-entry.
Does it cost anything?
There is no entry fee to submit work for potential inclusion in this group exhibition. It is expected however, that artists will bear the cost of professional printing and framing of their works and that a standard will be set. The exhibition will be printed as a series, with consistent framing and print size (A3 images, with matte boards and black timber frames).
We will work with our existing printing and framing partners to offer selected artists a package that delivers a balance of print quality, image size and professional presentation. The costs are expected to be below $100 per work, including a handling fee for bringing your work from digital file to printed, framed and hung artwork.
Can I sell my work at the exhibition?
Artists can set a sale price for their work at their discretion. All unsold work will remain the property of the participating artist after the closing of the exhibition. Force of Nature reserves the right to reproduce the work in promotional and publicity materials only.