Joel Crosswell takes Tidal Art Prize for 2014

Joel Crosswell has taken out the $15,000 acquisitive, national prize at the Tidal: City of Devonport Art Awards. His works Galaxias won the major prize, with the judges saying that the works were “strong and unforgettable.”

The biennial award provides a contemporary platform for artists to reflect upon the tidal theme by experimenting across mediums with 2-dimensional works. The tidal theme reflects the perspectives and challenges within the connection between the natural, cultural, personal or political concerns related to the sea and land.

In 2015, Joel will take up a 3-month residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris.

Check out these articles from the Tidal Prize:

http://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/2762241/artwork-inspires-judges/

http://www.examiner.com.au/story/2762840/gallery-hobart-artists-ink-on-paper-work-takes-top-prize/

Click through to see the ABC Series on The Skullbone Experiment, 2013:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-26/skullbone-experiment-artists-tasmanian-wilderness/5626196