In 2014, internationally renoun artist Emma Hack launched her ‘Emma Hack Art Prize’ for local South Australian Artists, the first of its kind in the state.
The competition opens each year with a different theme and artists are welcome to enter in any medium.
The exhibition was launched at the Adelaide Convention Centre and has since seen homes in The Adelaide Festival Centre and most recently at Burnside Village. $5000 was gifted to the winners each year with $2000 for People’s Choice.
The finalists and winners have gone on to great success and recognition, further pushing their art form and craft.
The SA ART Collective has now born 127 finalists over the 5 years of the Emma Hack Art Prize. All finalists are skilled South Australian Artists that specialize in a range of painting, photography, textiles, sculpture and moving image.
Emma Hack now offers further opportunity for the SA Art Collective with opportunities to exhibit in a new gallery, at 52 Sturt St, Adelaide, as well as exhibiting works from the collective in Hong Kong as various art fairs.
The SA Art Collective exhibition space has monthly, themed group exhibitions as well as a gift shop for that unique, personal, locally-handcrafted present.