Art Prizes for September

Shoot the ChefWaverley Artist Studios, The Bondi Beach Sea Wall, North Sydney Art Prize 2017, The Montalto Sculpture Prize

Shoot the Chef

Win $13,000 Clique September 2016 Challenge - Shoot The Chef 
Put your photographic skills to the test and whet your appetite for Clique's Shoot the Chef competition. The brief is simple, shoot a chef, and you could win a prize package valued at over $13,000, including Nikon photographic equipment and 2-week artist residency.
The brief is simple: shoot a chef (or your interpretation of one!). It can be a three-hat chef, your favourite short-order cook or just a talented kid in the kitchen.
The deadline for entries is Monday, September 26 at 12 noon AEST. Late entries will not be accepted. Photographs entered in Shoot the Chef 2016 must have been created in 2016.

Waverley Artist Studios

Waverley Artist Studios are for emerging, mid-career and professional artists interested in working within Bondi and the greater Eastern Suburbs area.  Studios are offered in year-long residencies.
Artists in the studios will benefit from:
A fully subsidised studio space for twelve months in Bondi to develop new work
Paid professional development opportunities including workshops, artist's talks, public art projects and live art opportunities
Successful applicants are expected to participate in a compulsory open studio event in the second last month of their occupancy. The open studio event is aimed to showcase works being produced during the time in the studios to curators, artists, funding bodies, and the community.
The studios are located at the Bondi School of Arts, 138 Bondi Road, Bondi.

The Bondi Beach Sea Wall

The Bondi Beach Sea Wall has been in operation since the late 1970s and has featured a mix of street and contemporary art with strong social and political messages throughout the decades. 
Over the years, the Bondi Beach Sea Wall has hosted the work of some of the best know street artists across the globe. Featured art works have ranged from collages, stencils, pop art, text works, love notes and memorial portraits.
To support the diverse and dynamic character of Bondi, the artworks on the Bondi Beach Sea Wall are constantly changing. Each panel on the Sea Wall is allocated for a six month time period. Applications to create a work on the Sea Wall for 2017 will be open from 1 August to October 2016.

The Bondi Beach Sea Wall is open to artists of all calibres. Artists seeking permission to paint a mural must submit an application online.
Applications open 1 August - 31 October 2016.
For further information, please contact Waverley Council’s Visual Arts Team at or by phone on 02 9083 8746.

North Sydney Art Prize 2017

Prizes to the value of $32,500
Exhibition Dates: open daily, 10am - 5pm, 11-26 March 2017
Venue:  The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability, 2 Balls Head Drive, Waverton
Artists are invited to submit entries for the exhibition in 2017 which will be held in March over 16 days at the iconic Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability in Waverton. This unique site enables broad participation and accommodates the inclusion of all mediums.

The Montalto Sculpture Prize

The Montalto Sculpture Prize is an acquisitive award open to all artists working in any medium.
The Prize has been extended in 2016 and will now run eight months, from February to October 2016, to give artists the opportunity to show their works for an extended period.
The Mitchells share a passion for wine, food, nature and the arts. Montalto was borne out of a desire to share this with others. The Montalto Sculpture Prize is an essential expression of this spirit, designed to encourage artistic pursuit, and to allow guests to enjoy the natural beauty of the property in association with the wonderful creativity of the sculptures.

The judging panel selects a shortlist of finalists from all of the entries in early November. The Finalists are then invited to install their work towards the end of January, at which time the judges will determine a winner, announced at the opening in mid February. The winning sculpture wins its creator $30,000 and Montalto acquires the work. All of the Finalist works form the Exhibition which remains in place until end April. All of the non winning Finalist works are available for purchase. Visitors can also vote for their favourite work, the artist whose sculpture receives the most votes receives $1,000.