Art Prizes for October
Tom Bass Prize, Montalto Sculpture Prize, AGES Society Art Prize, M16 Drawing Prize, Elioth Gruner Prize, Robert Le Gay Brereton Memorial Prize, Sculpture at Scenic World
Tom Bass Prize
The Tom Bass Prize is the first national Australian prize for figurative sculpture.
This important and prestigious Prize is a celebration of the human form and its influence on today’s sculptors and is an acknowledgement of the influence Bass had as one of Australia’s pre-eminent public sculptors.
The next Tom Bass Prize will be held in March 2018.
Applications are NOW OPEN and close at midnight on 30 November 2017 (for online entries) and at 3pm for mailed entries.
The inaugural exhibition was held in March 2016, in Sydney, in commemoration of what would have been Tom’s centenary year.
Tom Bass had a particularly close affiliation with the figure, and it is with this in mind that we created the $19,000 Tom Bass Prize.
Montalto Sculpture Prize
The Montalto Sculpture Prize is an annual $30,000 acquisitive prize open to artists working in any medium. Entries for the following year open at the beginning of August and close at the end of October. The judging panel then selects a shortlist of finalists from all of the entries in early November.
The Finalists are invited to install their work towards the end of January, at which time the judges will determine a winner, announced at the opening in February. The winning sculpture wins its creator $30,000 and Montalto acquires the work. The Mitchell Family Award, a $1000 non-acquisitive Award is also announced at the opening.
All of the Finalist works form the Exhibition which remain in place until end October. All of the non-winning Finalist works are available for purchase.
AGES Society Art Prize
AGES is pleased to announce the inaugural AGES Society Art Prize is once again open for submissions.
Submissions for a $10,000 cash prize will be considered by the AGES Society Board of Directors for three (3) commissioned artworks, to be the covers of our three annual meeting brochures.
The three works will further be auctioned at the AGES XXIX ASM 2019, with all proceeds going to a charity of the AGES Board’s choice.
The previous winners, Fiona Omeenyo’s (2016/2017) and Carrie Pitcher (2017/2018), artworks have been used to promote our meetings, are on the AGES website, and have been seen by more than 700 doctors and surgeons.
The artwork will be distributed through various print media to a circulation of more than 6,000 doctors, surgeons, and healthcare professionals.
M16 Drawing Prize 2017
This prize is for drawing in either traditional drawing media and techniques, or non-traditional works that extend understanding of what drawing may be within contemporary art practice.
M16 Artspace is a not-for-profit art organisation that seeks to provide an inclusive space for the practice and exhibition of art within the Canberra art community and beyond.
The judges for this year’s prize are Elspeth Pitt, A/G Senior Curator, Australian Prints, Drawings & Illustrated Books at NGA and Anthony Oates, Curator of Exhibitions at Drill Hall Gallery ANU.
Beyond Bank Prize $2500
CAPO Prize $1000
Framing Prize $500 (voucher courtesy of The Framing Store, Braddon)
Eckersley’s Prize $300 (voucher courtesy of Eckersley’s, Braddon)
ENTRIES DUE: Thursday 2 November 2017 5pm
Elioth Gruner Prize
Applications now open. Deadline Wednesday 1 November 2017, 5pm
The Art Gallery of New South Wales awards an annual prize of $1000 for excellence in the study of a landscape in oils. The applicant must be an art student who has lived in New South Wales for at least five years before entering the competition.
Applicants must submit two landscapes painted in oils, no larger than 100 × 150 cm, along with the completed application form and CV.
The prize is for an amount of $1000 awarded for the best study of a landscape in oils.
The scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in fine or visual arts or an equivalent studio degree.
Applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident who has lived in New South Wales for at least five years prior to applying for the prize.
Robert Le Gay Brereton Memorial Prize
Supported by the Jocelyn Maughan Art Foundation
Applications now open. Deadline Wednesday 1 November 2017, 5pm
The Art Gallery of NSW awards an annual prize of $2000 to an art student exhibiting skill and promise in the area of draughtsmanship.
Applicants are required to submit:
•two life figure drawings, one of each sex
•one study of hands and feet
•one or two studies of a head
•one, or not more than two, sketchbooks or portfolios containing any subjects
Applicants are asked at first instance to send images of their entries in PowerPoint format. Shortlisted applicants will then be required to submit original works to the Gallery for final judging.
The prize is for an amount of $2000 awarded to an art student exhibiting skill and promise in the area of draughtsmanship.
The scholarship is open to Australian students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in fine or visual arts or an equivalent studio degree.
Sculpture at Scenic World
Submissions are now open for the seventh annual Sculpture at Scenic World exhibition, with an increased prize pool totalling over $30,000.
Set adjacent to the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park, Sculpture at Scenic World will transform the ancient rainforest into an outdoor art gallery from April 13 to May 13, 2018.
Artists from right across the globe are invited to apply to exhibit works from all artistic mediums, with the winner to take home the highly coveted $20,000 Scenic World Major Award.
Selected artists will also go in the running for awards including the $5000 Artist Peer Award, $3000 Environmental Award, $2000 Scenic World Staff’s Choice Award, and the $1000 Carrington Hotel People’s Choice Prize.
All applications will be assessed by a panel of arts industry professionals and each selected artist will receive a $1000 artwork loan fee for exhibiting, up from $750 in previous exhibitions.
Sculpture at Scenic World Exhibition Manager Justin Morrissey said the exhibition opened the doors to new opportunities for artists from a range of disciplines.
“This is an exciting opportunity for artists to create artworks in a truly unique location and receive expert technical and logistical support to realise their visions,” he said.
Artists are encouraged to incorporate environmental elements into their creations and consider the impact of their works to maintain the exhibition’s 0% ecological footprint.