Art Prizes for September
Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards, 2017 Blacktown City Art Prize, 2017 GreenWay Open Art Prize, Liverpool Art Society Exhibition, 9 x 5 Landscape Prize
Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards
2017 will mark the 42nd anniversary of the Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards. Since it’s inauguration in 1976, the Awards have become one of Queensland’s most prestigious regional art events and is eagerly anticipated each year. 2016 attracted over 375 entries from established, emerging and amateur artists from across the country and over 4000 visitors attended the exhibition and supporting public programs.
Martin Hanson (1923-1976) was a popular and highly respected local businessman who was Member for Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Port Curtis 1963-1976, and patron to the Gladstone Artists Club. As a tribute to his patronage, in conjunction with the family, the Gladstone Artists Club held the first Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards and Exhibition in 1976.
Entries for the 2017 Art Awards are due to the Gallery & Museum between 10am and 5pm, Thursday 5, Friday 6 and Saturday 7 October 2017. The Awards will be presented 6pm, Saturday 14 October 2017.
The Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Award: $15,000
2017 Blacktown City Art Prize
Entries for the 2017 Blacktown City Art Prize are now open. Now in its 22nd year, the Blacktown City Art Prize is a highly valued art prize, with cash prizes of $20,000 and acquisitive awards.
Local, regional and national artists are invited to submit entries in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics and mixed media.
The winner of the Blacktown City Art Prize will receive $15,000. Three supporting prizes will also be awarded:
Aboriginal Artist Prize ($2,000)
Local Artist Prize ($2,000)
People’s Choice Prize ($1,000).
“The Blacktown City Art Prize has been a key cultural event for over 20 years,” said Mayor of Blacktown City, Councillor Stephen Bali.
Entries close at 5pm on Tuesday, 10 October 2017.
2017 GreenWay Open Art Prize
The GreenWay is an urban green corridor linking the Parramatta River at Iron Cove to the Cooks River at Canterbury. It winds through the heart of Sydney’s Inner West and takes in parts of the City of Canterbury Bankstown and Inner West Council areas.
Following the route of the recently extended Inner West Light Rail, the GreenWay features bike paths and foreshore walks, cultural and historical sites, cafes, urban bush care sites and a variety of parks, playgrounds and sporting facilities.
The GreenWay Art Prize celebrates the precious urban green corridor in Sydney’s Inner West and aims to capture the essence of the GreenWay through visual art.
The GreenWay Art Prize Exhibition is hosted by Art Est. Art School and Gallery in Leichhardt, and is sponsored by Inner West Council, the City of Canterbury-Bankstown, Cooks River Alliance, Art Est. Art School and Gallery and Derivan, maker of fine artist materials.
$3,500 cash, plus exhibition package worth $1,500
Open to all artists, anywhere in Australia or abroad, established or emerging, represented or unrepresented.
Winner receives a $3,500 cash prize, as well as a two-week solo exhibition at Art Est. Art School, to take place within a year of the 2017 GreenWay Art Prize exhibition, at the discretion of the Art Est. Art School and Gallery Director.
Artworks will be selected based on their artistic merit and relevance to the GreenWay themes of the urban environment, community connections and/or sustainable transport.
LIVERPOOL ART SOCIETY EXHIBITION
23 November - 24 December 2017
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is proud to present the annual Liverpool Art Society Exhibition, celebrating its 20th incarnation in 2017. The annual exhibition has been produced by Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in partnership with the Liverpool Art Society since 1998 and continues to promote and celebrate the creative talent of our region.
The annual Liverpool Art Society exhibition and art prize inspires a diverse range of artists and artworks. In support of this outstanding commitment by our local artistic community, we are pleased to continue supporting the prestigious $1500 Casula Powerhouse Scholarship Prize and the $5000 acquisitive Liverpool City Council Overall Winner Prize.
Deadline: Fri 20 Oct 2017, 4.30pm
9 x 5 Landscape Prize
Welcome to the 9 x 5 Landscape Prize 2017.
Following in the footsteps of impressionists Streeton, Roberts, Condor and McCubbin, in 2016 we launched our inaugural 9 x 5 Landscape Prize. Entry in the 9×5 Prize may be paintings in any medium, including oil, acrylic or watercolour. The theme is open. Entry Fee is $25 and includes one 9 x 5 plywood board. Prizes: The 9×5 First Prize: $1,000. The 9×5 Second Prize: $500
Entries close on 7th November, 2017