The Current Theme

 

RESPECT FOR ALL

 

Lets look at the meaning of the 2017 Obi Art Prize theme.

RESPECT

Respect can be something you give someone with your actions and attitude, or a way of treating or thinking about something or someone

The Verb

1.  To Admire deeply as a result of someones abilities and qualities of achievement.

2.  Have due regard for someones feelings, wishes and/or rights.

The Noun

1. a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.

“the director had a lot of respect for Douglas as an actor”

2. 
due regard for the feelings, wishes, or rights of others.

“young people’s lack of respect for their parents”

 

WHAT DO YOU DO AS AN ARTIST

Create something that reflects your views on what positive respect should look like, you can use the negative but we ask that your piece leaves the viewer feeling good, feeling inspired.  It is a challenge.  Whether your an Art School, Student of Art, Person dabbling for the first time, or a professional, sketch it up, think about what you would like to see as RESPECT, look at what it isnt then work out how it should look and create something from there.

If your entering SING FOR CHANGE or CREATIVE WRITINGS FOR CHANGE you will use the theme in the same way.  Think INSPIRE, as we want you to inspire RESPECT so it starts to be easier to say what RESPECT IS than what it isn’t.

THE SOCIAL AREAS YOU BASE YOUR THEME ON.

  • Aboriginal Healing
  • LGBT issues
  • Domestic Violence
  • Refugees

The 4 Social areas were decided over a year ago, well before world events of 2016.

We open the prize with greater passion and excitement than ever, because the recent events further highlight the need for positive change. We are eager to see Artists turn inward and also research in their local communities and most of all present artworks of inspiration to the Nation.

 

HOW WE CHOOSE THE ARTWORKS

As an Artist we know it can be easy to show what respect isn’t, as a result the Obi Art Prize poses the  challenge to you as an artist – creating an artwork that symbolises WHAT RESPECT IS through inspiration and positivity for the 2017 Prize.

Let loose and work that creative spirit,  create a piece that the selectors and judges see as one that “Best conveys the positive expression of RESPECT.”  Look below to check out what Social Issues we ask you to focus on with RESPECT.

Maleny Neighbourhood Center, the beneficiary of the proceeds of the Obi Art prize runs numerous social programs around these issues and is a wealth of information and inspiration if you need some.