Are you a visual artist? Is your work inspired by the temperate marine environment? Does it reflect the plants or animals that live there? If the answer is “yes” then we want to see it!
Force of Nature is thrilled to to be working with Experiencing Marine Sactuaries on two exciting projects in 2021. Both will help weave celebrations of creative expression into the not-for-profit organisation’s established marine environmental education program.
We’ll be hand-selecting artworks from anywhere in the world to present alongside online professional marine science presentations. The talks will be delivered via Zoom live, then republished on EMS’ Youtube channel. We’ll also be selecting some feature artists, and curating the “real life” return of Totally Immersed in mid-November 2021. Totally Immersed debuted in 2019 as an art, underwater photography and video exhibition, held in the City of Marion, South Australia. We’ll be building on the success of the first edition and bringing it to a new venue, TBC.
These projects present several opportunities for visual artists working in any medium. A selection of works will be integrated into each of the online marine science talks. Each artwork will be shown in the video, along with a 1-minute selfie video in which the artist can discuss their work. Some marine science talks may include a single “feature artist” which presents an additional speaking opportunity. The November event, Totally Immersed, will be a showcase event for South Australian marine-themed art, where artists’ work will remain on display for several weeks and be available for purchase at the artist’s discretion.
The 2019 exhibition included work in a range of media by Frances Allan, Carl Charter, Helen Crawford, Stephen Johnson, Zinia King, Dan Monceaux, Emma Monceaux, Barbary O’Brien, Daryll Rivett, Allan Sumner and Julia Wakefield. Some of the work exhibited appears below.
If your artwork is selected for inclusion in the marine science talks program, a small fee will be offered as a gratuity for its use, along with on-screen attribution. You are also encourage to provide a 1-minute selfie-video discussing your work to include in the presentation. Some talks may include a “feature artist” while others will include a collection of works from multiple artists. Artists are also welcome to decline the usage fee and instead donate their work for inclusion in the talk and publication to video platforms and social networks, if they like. All the available opportunities and options are set out on the entry form below.
The marine science talk program is currently in preparation. Examples of subjects include:
- Little penguins
- Sharks and rays
- Cryptic creatures
- Museum collections
- Marine protected areas
- Seal and sealions
How to enter
Works and collections will be considered as they are received, with selected artists notified by email. Entries received later than October 31 may not be considered for these 2021 events. Force of Nature will also be actively scouting for artists and artworks.
To enter, download the .PDF entry form below, and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org