Saturday January 31, 2015
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
1 Powerhouse Road
Casula, NSW 2170
Language/ Cultural Consultant
The inaugural PARAMOR PRIZE: ART + INNOVATION 2015 is an annual acquisitive prize of $20,000. A $5,000 Mayoral Award will be issued to the artwork that best addresses the guiding principles of Liverpool City Council and a $1,000 People’s Choice Award will be issued to the artwork voted most popular. A curated selection of works will be exhibited at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.
Winners will be selected by a panel of guest judges.
The PARAMOR PRIZE: ART + INNOVATION encourages new ways of seeing, experiencing and interpreting the world around us.
The Liverpool City Council vision for the future is to be the city of the great South West – a region of opportunity, prosperity and diversity. Innovation is a guiding principle of Liverpool City Council and the PARAMOR PRIZE: ART + INNOVATION provides an opportunity to develop new solutions and creative explorations of the new challenges and opportunities in the rapidly growing South West Sydney region.
The inaugural PARAMOR PRIZE: ART + INNOVATION 2015 is launched in memory of one of Australia’s most loved and celebrated female modern artists, Wendy Paramor. Her artistic practice was innovative and forward thinking and as local Liverpool resident, Paramor exemplified the artistic creativity of the Liverpool region.
Paramor died at the age of 37 in 1975. A large collection of her works were gifted to Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and the Liverpool City Art, Heritage and Local Studies Collection. 2015 commemorates the 40th anniversary of Paramor’s death.