Julia deVille has won the 2016 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize with her work, Neapolitan Bonbonaparte 2013.
The winning piece features taxidermied chicks sitting in an antique sterling silver ladle. The chicks’ feathers have been dyed in the colours of Neapolitan ice cream, commenting on the use of ethically sourced products in food. Specifically the work refers to the undisclosed use of cage eggs in the production of certain foods such as ice cream.
The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize is a biennial prize which provides artists a chance to present their perspectives on natural science and comment on scientific issues facing the planet. deVille was awarded the $30,000 prize, selected from 81 finalists at the South Australian Museum.
2016 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize
South Australian Museum
10 June – 31 July 2016.
Image credit: Julia deVille Neapolitan Bonbonaparte 2013 antique sterling silver ladle, chicks, onyx 28.0 x 11.0 x 10.0 cm