Art Prizes for April
Waverley Art Prize, Whyalla Art Prize, Ballarat International Foto Biennale Martin Kantor Portrait Prize, Pro Hart Outback Art Prize, Lloyd Rees Art Prize, Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing
Waverley Art Prize
With an annual prize pool worth $12,000, the 2017 Waverley Art Prize is open to painting, drawing and printmaking. Entries open from Wednesday 1 March 2017. This year’s Judges are Wendy Sharpe (artist) and Will Sturrock (Director, Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney).
The Open Prize, sponsored by Waverley Council, $6,000, acquisitive
The Mayor’s Prize, sponsored by Waverley Council, $2,000, acquisitive
The Oil Painting Prize, sponsored by Art Spectrum, $1,000 worth of oil paint, non-acquisitive
The Acrylic Painting Prize, sponsored by Matisse Derivan, $1,000 worth of acrylic paint, non-acquisitive
The Drawing Prize, sponsored by Waverley Woollahra Art School, $500, non-acquisitive
The Printmaking Prize, sponsored by Waverley Woollahra Art School, $500, non-acquisitive
The People’s Choice Prize, sponsored by Waverley Council, $500, non-acquisitive
Entries close at 5pm on Friday 19 May 2017
Winners will be announced at the official launch of the Waverley Art Prize on Thursday 6 July 2017.
Whyalla Art Prize
In 1972, the Whyalla Art Prize was established by the Whyalla Arts Council. Originally designed to promote regional emerging artists, the prize has flourished and developed into a significant award and is seen as an important exhibition of contemporary arts in Australia.
Discovering new talents, invigorating artistic passions while supporting our national artists has seen the Whyalla community acquire an impressive and notable collection of artworks in iconic styles that reflect the spirit and the changing face of Australia.
The Whyalla Art Prize is a biennial prize open to all Australian residents for wall-based artwork in any medium other than photography.
Full terms and conditions for the Whyalla Art Prize are available here. Please review these T’s & C’s before submitting your application.
Entries must be received by 5:00pm (ACDT) Monday 29 May 2017
2017 Ballarat International Foto Biennale Martin Kantor Portrait Prize
We are pleased to launch the inaugural Ballarat International Foto Biennale Martin Kantor Prize. This is open to all photographers and photo media artists and gives you the chance to have your work displayed and viewed at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale from 19 August to 17 September 2017 in Ballarat.
The acquisitive first prize of $15,000, generously supported by the Dara Foundation, will be awarded to the work judged to be an exceptional photographic portrait of a significant Australian.
Entries will be judged by:
Leonard Vary CEO The Myer Foundation
Isobel Crombie Assistant Director, National Gallery of Victoria
Naomi Cass , Director, Centre for Contemporary Photography
Applications open: NOW
Applications close: 31st May 2017
2017 Pro Hart Outback Art Prize
The Pro Hart Outback Art Prize is an annual acquisitive competition. The prize showcases work in any media which reflects the spirit and diversity of the Australian Outback.
The prize consists of an Acquisitive First Prize, a Non-Acquisitive Second Prize, a Non-Acquisitive Encouragement Award and a Peoples Choice Award with a total prize pool of $19,000. The winning work will be added to the nationally recognised collection of the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery.
The Pro Hart Outback Art Prize was renamed in acknowledgement of his and his family’s contribution to the arts and support of Broken Hill. The prize is generously supported by Mrs Raylee J Hart and Broken Hill City Council.
First Prize | $15,000 Acquisitive
Second Prize | $2,500
Encouragement Award | $1,000
People's Choice | $500
Lloyd Rees Art Prize
In 2013 Colville Gallery established the Lloyd Rees Art Prize. This is a biannual independently judged, acquisitive prize that recognizes the Artist's legacy and contribution to Australian Landscape painting. The prize, AUD $20,000, is awarded to the best painting to demonstrate light in the landscape.
This year, the position of judge has been graciously accepted by Janet Holmes à Court AC.
Previous judges of the Lloyd Rees Art Prize have included Henrick Kolenburg - then Senior Curator Australian Art Works on Paper, Art Gallery NSW and Professor Sasha Grishin AM FAHA, leading Australian art historian and critic.
The prize is acquisitive with winners presented to an Australian permanent public collection.
Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing
Marie Corella Ellis OAM (1918-2003) was a dressmaker and long-term resident of Fortitude Valley. Born in the Valley in February 1918, Marie was named after the Victorian-period celebrity author Marie Corelli. For 60 or more years, Marie resided at 101-103 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, where Jugglers Art Space is now situated. Marie contributed a lifetime of service to the community, inspired by her love of the Girl Guide movement, children and arts & crafts.
Marie passed away in March 2003 and The Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing was subsequently established to help perpetuate Marie’s memory, her love of art and her dedication to helping others.
The Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing further seeks to encourage excellence in drawing as an important foundation for any arts practice.
25 Finalists will be chosen by a specially-selected judging panel and their works exhibited at Jugglers Art Space during August 2017.
The Major Prize Winner & Honourable Mention, selected by the judges, will be announced at the opening night of the exhibition. The People’s Choice Award is determined by visitor vote and announced at the closing party for the exhibition.