Applications are now open for the Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie, yapang’s (MAC yapang) Lake Art Prize 2022. The theme for the prize is ‘The Vessel – contained within and moving between’. In working with the theme, we invite artists to explore literal or lateral translations of the vessel, exploring the notions of, but not limited to the power to hold, containment, passage, memory as well as the vessel in relation to life, water and place. The Lake Art Prize 2022 has a $25 000 acquisitive prize pool to acquire works for the MAC yapang collection.
MAC yapang sits upon the Awabakal Country in which Awaba, the Lake, is contained. As water is an integral part of our direct landscape it is also an ongoing theme in the exhibition programming and collection strategy.