Using the inspiration of the SKA, artists and would-be artists are invited to create original pieces of artwork expressing the excitement and mystery of the SKA and its potential for discovery. Seeing Stars is open to 2D graphic mediums including painting, drawing, textiles and prints of digital art. Mediums not accepted include photography, sculpture, installations or other craft.

Artwork should be based around one or more of the five ‘themes’ identified below, which align with the five research areas for the SKA.

The themes are:
• The birth of stars and galaxies
• The mysteries of dark energy
• Alien life
• The genius of Einstein
• Giant magnetic fields of space

The winner and runner-up in each category will be awarded prizes.
Open category
o Winner $3,000
o Runner-up $1,500

12 years & under category
o Winner iPad
o Runner-up iPad mini

The Exhibition
The exhibition of winners and finalists will be held in early August at the Yarra Gallery, Federation Square.