Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Art Prizes for May

The Cossack Art Awards, Stencil Art Prize Entries Now Open, The Incinerator Art Award, The Churchie

The Cossack Art Awards

The Cossack Art Awards had their genesis in the early 1990s. They were the brainchild of former
Cossack caretaker Brian Hoey, who developed the concept of exhibiting the works of local artists in
the newly restored buildings of the historic Cossack settlement. Artists eagerly submitted works to be displayed within the enchanting architecture of magnificent granite and bluestone masonry.
In the early years the Cossack Art Awards were held in the Bond Store, with local resource companies Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd (Rio Tinto), Robe River Iron Associates and Woodside Offshore Petroleum as major sponsors. In 1998 Philip Crabb, mining entrepreneur and tireless advocate for regional Western Australia, became the inaugural patron of the Cossack Art Awards.

Stencil Art Prize Entries Now Open

Entries for the 2017 Stencil Art Prize are now open and close on 6 June 2017.
This year’s Stencil Art Prize will Exhibit at Stirrup Gallery in Sydney from 8 – 17 September. The winner of the $5000 cash prize will be selected by one of Australia’s most highly acclaimed street artists – Rone.
For the first time this year, Finalists will be selling print editions of their stencil alongside their stencil painting.
Early Bird Offer* – 2 entries for price of 1 – Valid until 30 April 2017

* Entry costs $35 AUD per artwork
* $5000 Cash Prize
* Enter via email
* Entries close 6 June 2017


The Incinerator Art Award

The Incinerator Art Award is the gallery's annual contemporary art prize, open to all visual art forms with a total non- acquisitive prize pool of $14,000. Entries are invited from across Australia and three prizes are awarded of $10,000, $3,000 and a People's Choice Prize of $1,000.

The award is inspired by the original architects of the Incinerator Gallery, Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony, who believed that art and architecture practices are ethical enterprises that should aim to bring about positive social change.

Works will be selected based on artistic merit and a relationship to themes of environment, society and sustainability. The prizes are awarded by experienced judges invited from the artistic community.

The Churchie

Established in 1987 the Churchie national emerging art prize is a highly regarded emerging art prize dedicated to innovation and excellence across contemporary, traditional and new media genres. Artists from all Australian states and territories are selected as finalists for the exhibition in a professional public gallery space. The overall winner is rewarded a $15,000 cash prize donated by long time sponsors Brand+Slater Architects. The Sponsors, media and arts community are invited to preview ‘the Churchie’ prior to an official opening reception where the winner is announced and works are available for sale to the public. The annual non-acquisitive prize is an initiative of Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie).

‘The churchie’ profile and reputation has developed over 28 years of relationship building and sits credibly within the Australian art community as a result of the standard of work accepted, and the high profile of appointed judges. The prize offers professional development opportunities for emerging artists by showcasing their practice to peers, collectors, critics, museum curators, the media and the community at large. A retrospective exhibition ‘20/20’ was held at the Museum of Brisbane in 2007, and in 2010 the churchie national emerging art prize partnered with Griffith University Art Gallery at Queensland College of Art, South Bank, one of Australia’s premier cultural precincts.

‘the churchie’ continues to grow in profile and significance, making waves for those new at art, and giving a push along at a crucial moment in the career path of new Australian artists.


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