The Macquarie Digital Portraiture Award (The Award) is an annual event intended to extend traditional notions of portraiture and reflects the National Portrait Gallery’s commitment to fostering emerging artists between the ages of 18 and 30 with an interest in contemporary technology. The Award specifically targets artists during the development of their practice and provides support and exposure when it is needed most.
With the generous support of The Macquarie Group Foundation, the National Portrait Gallery is offering a $10,000 (GST inclusive) bursary to the artist judged to have made the most outstanding screen-based digital portrait. The Exhibition of the awardee and selected finalists will be displayed at the National Portrait Gallery from 22 August to 23 November 2014.
The awardee will also get to travel to Perth to hang out and create more digital art with the creative people at The Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.
The Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) is one of Australia's leading centres for the development and presentation of contemporary art. PICA's key aim is to promote, support and present contemporary arts and to stimulate critical discussion around the arts and broader cultural issues. In many aspects of its operations, PICA might be understood as an incubator: providing resources, mentoring and support for both emerging and mature artists whilst promoting new and emerging ideas, forms and practices to the broader community.