Art4Agriculture is proud to announce the artwork finalists in the 2017 Archibull Prize.
2017 Artwork Finalists are
- Beaudesert State High School
- Blacktown Girls High School.
- Calvary Christian College Carbrook Junior School
- Calvary Christian College Carbrook Senior Campus
- Calvary Christian College Springwood Campus
- Glenhaven Public school
- Irrawang High School
- Kellyville High School
- Little Bay Community of Schools
- Miller Public School
- MLC Burwood
- Northlakes High School
- St Raphaels Catholic High School
This year we have a creative and innovative mix of Archies depicting drones, GPS systems, chicken caravans and baby’s cots just to mention a few. The Archies, as they are affectionately known have emerged from 30 schools across NSW, QLD and the ACT as students researched specific agricultural industries, and interpreted their findings in artwork and multi-media presentations. They explored issues such as biodiversity, climate change, water use and renewable energy.
With the support of the Aussie Farmers Foundation (AFF) and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal we have been able to expand the program farming industry mix and offer the schools participating Grains, Eggs and Poultry, Pork, Dairy and Cattle and Sheep industries .
Support from Australian Wool Innovation, Cotton Australia and Cotton Research and Development Corporation has seen the students turn a cow canvas into a phenomenal fibre showcase
AFF Executive Officer Kylie Cirak said Art4Agriculture is an incredible way for young people to share their passion about the pivotal role Australian farmers play in feeding the world.
“Aussie Farmers Foundation is thrilled to partner with Art4Agriculture to help achieve our aim to support the sustainability of Australian farms,” she said. “Agriculture is the lifeblood of Australia, and it’s in our best interest to nurture the nation’s future farmers, growers and agriculture specialists, and encourage them to consider this as an exciting and viable career option while they’re still in school.”
The Archibull Prize is an innovative school-based program designed to give young people the skills to connect farmers and the community, helping build a bright future for Australian agriculture. In 2017 the theme has been ‘feeding, clothing and powering a hungry nation is a shared responsibility’.
The artworks finalist will join finalists in the multimedia sections in Sydney for the 2017 Archibull Prize Awards and Exhibition day to be held at The Stables at Sydney Showground on 21 November, coinciding with Australia’s inaugural AgDay. Multiple cash prizes, up to $1,000, will be presented to the winners as well as the coveted title of Grand Champion Archibull.
Congratulations to all the schools involved you have all excelled