August Art Prizes
The Paddington Art Prize, Northbridge Art Prize 2017, The Hornsby Art Prize, Mosman Art Prize, XI FIP World Polo Championship Art Exhibition
The Paddington Art Prize
The Paddington Art Prize is a $25,000 National acquisitive prize, awarded annually for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape. Established in 2004 by Arts Patron, Marlene Antico OAM, this National prize takes its place among the country’s most lucrative and highly coveted painting prizes.
The prize encourages the interpretation of the landscape as a significant contemporary genre, its long tradition in Australian painting as a key contributor to our national ethos, and is a positive initiative in private patronage of the arts in Australia.
Such is the popularity of the prize that in 2016, a new record was set in the number of entries submitted in one year. Also in 2016, Marlene inaugurated a $5,000 non-acquisitive prize for a young artist and also welcomed Chris Antico, her son as Co-principal Sponsor of the prize. The Paddington Art Prize appreciates the ongoing generosity of the following key sponsors and supporters: Marlene Antico OAM, Chris Antico, UNSW Art & Design, The Sydney Art Store, Sofala Cottage, Charvin Oils, Lucio’s Italian Restaurant, Tracey Deep Floral Sculptures, Valiant Hire and Woollahra Municipal Council.
This year, artist’s submissions for the Paddington Art Prize will be available in early April. The Exhibition of National Finalists will open on Thursday, 12th October, 6-8pm and will be current until Sunday 22nd October.
Northbridge Art Prize 2017
The Northbridge Art Prize is an annual exhibition showcasing the diverse talents of emerging and established artists (both local and interstate). The exhibition is now in its 11th year with over 100 entries displayed each year. There will be exciting art workshops and lectures during the exhibition. All works for sale.
$4000 Grand Prize
Entries close 11 September 2017
To be judged by Bernadette Trela - Artist/Tutor
Exhibition 15 – 27 September 2017
The Hornsby Art Prize
The Hornsby Art Prize is an annual art award and exhibition organised and sponsored by Hornsby Shire Council and delivered in partnership with the Hornsby Art Society. The Hornsby Art Prize is aimed at encouraging the creative talents of people and providing a showcase for their works.
In 2017, there are four different entry categories; including Painting, Drawing, Printmaking and 3D works. The major prize is worth $10,000 cash and is sponsored by Hornsby Shire Council. Eligible entrants will also be considered for the Hornsby Shire Emerging Artist and the Hornsby Shire Outstanding Local Artist Awards.
Entries close midnight, Sunday 10 September, 2017.
The Hornsby Art Prize Finalists Exhibition will be held at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Ave, Hornsby from Wednesday 15 November through to Sunday 26 November.
Mosman Art Prize
Established in 1947, the Mosman Art Prize is Australia's oldest and most prestigious local government art award. It was founded by the artist, architect and arts advocate, Alderman Allan Gamble, at a time when only a small handful of art prizes were in existence in Australia and the community had very little support and few opportunities to exhibit their work.
The inaugural winner in 1947 was a young Margaret Olley. Since the prize has been won by scores of artists including Guy Warren, Grace Cossington Smith, Weaver Hawkins, Nancy Borlase, Lloyd Rees, Anthony Galbraith, Elisabeth Cummings, Tim Johnson, Guan Wei and Michael Zavros among many others. Past adjudicators also include notable Australian art figures such as Margaret Preston, John Olsen, Tim Storrier, Jenny Sages and Edmund Capon.
Mosman Art Gallery is thrilled to announce that in 2017 the Mosman Art Prize will celebrate its 70th year! It regularly attracts over 900 entries annually and currently offers over $40,000 in prizes.
Now in its 70th year the Mosman Art Prize is more relevant than ever before and continues to sit at the centre of contemporary painting practice and is a not to be missed event on the nation's cultural agenda.
XI FIP World Polo Championship Art Exhibition
The XI FIP World Polo Championship Art Exhibition will be held from the 21st to the 29th of October, 2017, in conjunction with the internationally renowned event of the XI FIP World Polo Championship 2017.
Prizes to the value of $14,000
We warmly invite Australian artists to submit entries into this forthcoming exhibition, which will encompass a diverse range of artistic approaches, materials and practices, including both outdoor and indoor sculpture, and a variety of two-dimensional works. This exhibition will provide selected local and national Australian artists with an opportunity for significant exposure, engaging local, national and global audiences, as well as an estimated 151 million homes, worldwide, viewing the broadcast of the event.