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GENERATOR - I HOPE I WIN $500

Generator: I Hope I Win $500 is a competition is supported by Liverpool City Council and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and recognises that for many people the challenges of avoiding COVID-19 has also sparked creativity.

Finalists are chosen each week until 30 June, judged on best responses to: the competition categories and life during the avoidance of COVID-19. The competition also includes a 1st prize of $500, 2nd prize of $200 and a 3rd prize of $100 in each of the six categories!

Now you just need to enter! Decide which category your entry fits best. You are welcome to submit more than one entry (limit 5 entries) on new entry forms. Capture a moment, or tell us a story or just show us how you are feeling - the categories are broad to encourage all types of entries.

Entries open NOW! (Entries close on 30 June)
Click here to access the entry form


CATEGORIES:

  • My Mood
  • Isolation Landscape - My view to the outside 
  • Funny - Make us LOL  
  • What I’m Grateful for 
  • My Colleagues at Home- furry or otherwise 
  • Visual Narrative- give us a story in 10 images or less  

For further information email reception@casulapowerhouse.com

Week 1 Finalists

Congratulations to the first set of finalists for GENERATOR - I HOPE I WIN $500.

Each week until the end of June we will be announcing the finalists selected from the previous weeks submissions to the competition. Winners will be selected from the finalists of each category and will be announced in July 2020.

Artist: Grace Ludemann
Artwork: Wash, Rinse, Repeat
Medium: Rotoscope animation made with Pencil, paper, iMovie
Category: My Mood
Connection to Liverpool: Lives in Wattlegrove
Description: I never realised how much routine governed my mood until we all moved inside and online. Without Tuesdays, business hours and weekends I'm drinking in my pyjamas at 3.30 in the afternoon. My only meaningful measure of time is the cycle of maintaining my curly hair routine now that I don't have to make it more 'professional' for work. In my animated self portrait, I use 20 hand drawn frames to represent my cycle of engagement, withdrawal, motivation and exhaustion measured against curly, wavy, stringy, limp tresses. Created to be played in a never ending loop, time starts to lose meaning. The low frame rate results in a pervasive flicker, mirroring our collective uncertainty. I used traditional materials and animation techniques to reflect our return to baking and making as we try to synthesise routine and meaning as the days blur together.


Ruby Phan_Unsettlement, Underline, Moving Above, Crossing Border, Backward Forward

Artist: Ruby Phan
Artwork: Unsettlement, Underline, Moving Above, Crossing Border, Backward Forward
Medium: Rotoscope animation made with Pencil, paper, iMovie
Category: Visual Narrative - Tell us a story in 10 images or less
Connection to Liverpool: Lives in Green Valley
Description: My Isolation Landscape is looking outside and in the sky. It gives me hope and tranquil in times of uncertainty, that each day will pass and tomorrow will be better. The colours of the sky passing throughout the day show the constant changes and that nothing will ever be the same. The idea that normal is ephemeral.


Lesley Richman_Morning Reflections

Artist: Lesley Richman
Artwork: Morning Reflection
Medium: Photograph
Category: Isolation Landscape - My view to the outside
Connection to Liverpool: Liverpool Arts Society
Description: This scene was from my early morning exercise walks while in isolation. Even when the world feels like it is upside down, some things are still amazing.


Stefanie Calos_Night Sky

Artist: Stefanie Calos
Artwork: Night Sky
Medium: Acrylic Mural
Category: What I'm Grateful for
Connection to Liverpool: Lives and works in Hoxton Park
Description: This mural I created for my childcare I work at. I am grateful I am still able to work during these hard times as well as doing something I love. This mural was made for the nursery room in the sleeping room for the babies and I am grateful to be given the opportunity to provide a comfy and relaxing space for the babies in care.


Katie Gillgren_Individuality

Artist: Katie Gillgren
Artwork: Individuality
Medium: Charcoal Drawing
Category: My Colleagues at Home- furry or otherwise
Connection to Liverpool: Lives in West Hoxton
Description: I chose this topic as I love to express to others what I’m grateful for in my life. Family and Friends are what I’m most grateful for.

Week 2 Finalists

Congratulations to the second set of finalists for GENERATOR - I HOPE I WIN $500.

Each week until the end of June we will be announcing the finalists selected from the previous weeks submissions to the competition. Winners will be selected from the finalists of each category and will be announced in July 2020.

Artist: Mersina Khatal
Artwork: Hoop Free Play
Medium: Video
Category: Isolation Landscape
Connection to Liverpool: Lives in Casula
Description: This video was in March the last day me and the kids had a play at the local Skate Park. Not much longer after that we were not allowed to play there … until further notice … it was the first time we had the park to ourselves. Here I felt worried for what lies ahead but also I felt free to hoop and video like nobody is watching


Artist: Michelle Gentle
Artwork: A handmade handbag
Medium: Materials
Category: What I'm Grateful for
Connection to Liverpool: Lives in Busby
Description: I am grateful for the extra time that I have had at home to sew whilst we have been practicing social distancing.  My daughter has become more interested in learning how to sew as well. I am also grateful that we can go out and shop for non essentials whilst still adhering to social distancing measures. The big bonus is the return of AFL to our tv screens next month.  We can’t go out to watch games but we can all scream as a family at the tv...lol.


Artist: Sandi Zabakly
Artwork: Autumn Leaf Angels
Medium: Photograph
Category: Funny - Make us LOL
Connection to Liverpool: Lives and works in Green Valley
Description: My husband and myself started our childcare business in February and it’s been quite challenging since COVID -19 hit us like a huge storm. What I am gratetful for is our family time, spent together enjoying nature. We spend our weekends exploring the beauty of nature that Liverpool City Council offers to us. We enjoy walking talking and taking photos to take back and show and tell the children at the childcare. Today we enjoyed making autumn leaf angels at the big park followed by visiting the Bush Tukker garden display in front of Casula Powerhouse. We love teaching our children about the importance of culture and community. We love how much Liverpool City Council offers families to be a part of. At work we are learning about “why do leafs fall” we found this a perfect opportunity to explore take photos of and take back to our children back at work to share with.


Artist: Glen op den Brouw
Artwork: Riding through the Pandemic
Medium: Photo's
Category: Visual Narrative - a story in 10 images
Connection to Liverpool: Belongs to the City of Liverpool & District Historical Society
Description: When Covid-19 forced the closure of the Whitlam Centre's pool, I was somewhat devastated. What to do? Dust off the bike and ride around Liverpool thats what I can do. Testing my endurance, I rode around the streets of Liverpool, many of which I'd never ventured through. Up and down dale, making many discoveries along my many morning meanderings.


Artist: Zoe Tomaras
Artwork: But it's ok
Medium: Poem
Category: My Mood
Connection to Liverpool: Attends curiousworks
Description: This piece of poetry came from ruminations around being isolated, being alone, and avoiding my thoughts.