Visual artists who have created work with an LGBTI theme could take home a $1000 cash prize by entering their work in the Honour Awards. Now in their tenth year, the Awards are an annual gala charity fundraiser celebrating service to and achievements within NSW’s LGBTI community.
This year’s Awards include the Cayte Latta Memorial Award for Visual Art with a $1000 cash prize made possible by an endowment from the Friends of Cayte. The artist was an accomplished photographer, artist, filmmaker, social activist, and leading LGBTI community figure for over two decades until her passing in 2010.
Named in her honour, the award recognises visual art that expresses, interprets or explores issues or themes affecting the LGBTI community. Eligible mediums are: photography, painting, drawing, video, filmmaking, printmaking or graphic design. The award is a national award and is open to all residents of Australia.
Artists can submit entries of previous work or work specifically created for the Award. Only an image of the artwork is required. Images should be uploaded at time of submission or a link should be provided under the Supporting Statement section of the online nomination form.
Nominations can be submitted by the actual artist or on behalf of the artist by a friend or admirer. The deadline is Wednesday 31 August 2016 – 5.00pm. To nominate, visit: www.honourawards.com.au
The 2016 Honour Awards will be presented in Sydney on Thursday 29 September at a gala ceremony and cocktail party at The Ivy Ballroom. For more information and bookings, visit: www.honourawards.com.au for details.
Image: Winner of last year’s Cayte Latta Memorial Award for Visual Art, Ash Golsby for Transitory – a series of photographs documenting gender transition – photo by Tamara Dean