There is no denying 2013 has been a big year for me with the highlight yesterday being the Award and Exhibition Ceremony that revealed the Winner of the Grand Champion Archibull for 2013
Sharing the highlights from Art4AgricultureChat
The judges have travelled over 4500km to talk to the students and view their artwork. They have spent 1000’s of hours reading blogs and reviewing PowerPoint and video entries and now the points have been collated.
The awards venue has been found, the finalists have been announced, the herd rounded up and loaded, invitations sent, community fund raising events have been held to fly rural students to Sydney, Young Farming Champions have packed their bags to take the road trip, special guests will be there and tension is mounting .
Now in the spirit of building that tension even further before we make the big announcement lets take a quick reflection on why it all began
Everybody has to eat, everybody needs to wear clothes, everybody needs to have shelter. Yet like many other people around the world Australians tend to give very little thought to the origins of where our food and fibre comes from let alone the people who grow and produce it.
As passionate producers and loud and proud producer AGvocates the team at Art4Agriculture found this sad but also exciting.
We saw this disconnect as a great opportunity to jump in and join the next generation mosh pit of bright minds and ideas for unbridled thinking and questioning and come up with new ways of having powerful conversations and forging new boundary-busting connections between producers and consumers.
What better way to do this than tap into areas that agriculture wouldn’t normally reach through art and multimedia and leverage off Australia’s most famous art prize
Hence the Archibull Prize was born.
Each year the Archibull Prize Awards and Exhibition Ceremony brings bright young Australian minds and their big ideas together to share agriculture’s story through art and multimedia
Each year the ideas get bigger, the innovation seems apparently unparalleled and the technology mind-blowing
Without further ado it gives Art4Agriculture great pleasure to introduce the winners in all three categories and the Grand Champion Archibull for 2013
The Gwynneville team with Claudia Wythes from AWI
Gwynneville Public School, Wollongong artwork entry Baa Baa Bovine
Visit their amazing blog Moo2Ewe
2. The Winner of Champion Archibull Prize (Program B) is Trangie Central School
L to R A/G Director General Dept. of Primary Industries Michael Bullen, Richie Quigley Team Trangie Central School with Sara McGrath
Trangie Central School with their artwork masterpiece combination of technology and innovation
Visit the Trangie Central School blog here
Watch their video entry here
The winner of the Champion Archibull Program A and the Grand Champion Archibull Prize for 2013 is Shoalhaven High School
Shoalhaven High School with A/G Director General of Department of Primary Industries Michael Bullen and Sara McGrath
Visit the Shoalhaven High School Blog here
Watch their award winning video here
To view the event video and see all the action
Once we have all the official photos we will load all the results
Congratulations to all the schools and students involved you have all done agriculture very proud
Some great pix by Sally White from The Land can be found here’
To see the winner of the People’s Pick visit here