Saturday, December 10, 2011

Grand Finale: UWA 3D Open Art Challenge & MachinimUWA IV - Sunday, 11th December 2011

The year-long University of Western Australia (UWA) 3D Open Art Challenge, with its $4,000 USD (L$1,400,000) prize pool, has attracted 858 entries by artists from 24 nations around the globe, with every continent but Antarctica being represented. The companion MachinimUWA IV: Art of the Artists, with entries relating to the artworks that have formed part of the UWA 3D Open Art Challenge, has seen 83 machinimas submitted by artists from Pondicherry (India) to Gdansk (Poland) to Kentucky (USA) to Buenos Aires (Argentina) and many more. Both these challenges come to a finale at 6AM SLT (or 10PM local time in Perth, Western Australia) Sunday the 11th of December at the 200-seat UWA-BOSL Grand Amphitheatre (Entrance 1, Entrance 2).

For the Grand Finale, 59 artworks have been shortlisted for the overall 1st prize of L$100,000, along with a further 24 for the non-scripted category. The 35-member international judging panel for the challenge was led by Professor Ted Snell, Director of UWA's Cultural Precinct, and Chair of the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council for the Arts. Click Here for a full list of the members of the judging panel as well as the artworks in contention for the Grand Finale.

Leading up to the Grand Finale, AviewTV and Indy Radio will be hosting a review of the machinima challenge on the 8th, 9th and 10th of December at the same location.

The UWA 3D Open Art Challenge Gallery, curated by FreeWee Ling of the Unites States, will be open 24/7 in the lead-up to the event, and all are welcome to view the artworks prior to the grand finale (and also for at least a month after).

Click here to visit the UWA 3D Open Art Challenge Gallery to view the Grand Finale Artworks

Click here to attend the Grand Finale event at 6AM SLT, Sunday 11th December (10PM local time in Perth, Western Australia)

Click here for a list of the 83 machinima/videos that have been submitted to MachinimUWA IV: Art of the Artists

Click here for information on the machinima review event taking place on the 8th, 9th & 10th of December

*Note: clicking the first two links will prompt those who have not signed in to Second Life before to get a free second life account, where an avatar will be provided to you.

LUMIERE de l'Art Magazine (Pages 9 - 12)
Report on the Grand Finale in the West Australian Newspaper, 5th December 2011
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