Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize

Penny meets Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize overall winner Margaret Loy Pula

Penny meets Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize overall winner Margaret Loy Pula

Congratulations to all of the talented artists who were recognised at this year’s Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize.

The prize, which is in its tenth year, showcases the beauty, complexity, and fragility of the natural world. I’m always amazed at the depth of talent on display, and this year was no exception.

This year’s overall winner, Margaret Loy Pula, is an Anmatyerre woman from Utopia, a remote community in the Northern Territory. While Anmatyerre women traditionally paint their mothers’ stories, Margaret told me that she expresses her father’s instead. Her winning artwork Anatye tells the story of the bush potato vine, which is a significant traditional source of food.

You can see many of the artworks, including Anatye, on the Waterhouse Prize website.