Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Art Prizes for January

The Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, Head On Photo Awards, Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Pro Hart Outback Art Prize, The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize,  Gallipoli Art Prize, Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize 

The Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize

The Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize (BAAP) is an annual prize and exhibition that aims to increase opportunities for participation in Bayside’s arts and cultural program; foster a sense of identity, pride and place in Bayside through a community event; and enable the acquisition of exceptional artworks for the Bayside City Council Art & Heritage Collection. BAAP is judged by industry professionals who award total prize monies and acquisitive funds of $19,000.
In 2018 the major prize of $15,000 will be awarded to a painting. There is also a Local Art Prize of $3,000 for an artwork or artist with a local connection and visitors to the exhibition can become involved by casting a vote in the $1,000 People’s Choice Award.
This year we welcome Charlotte Day, Director, Monash University Museum of Art and Annika Kristensen, Curator, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art who will be joining Michael Brennan, Curator, The Gallery at Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre on the 2018 selection panel.

Head On Photo Awards

With an impact that is more akin to a head butt than the subtle click of a shutter, the Head On Photo Awards shake up perceptions of photography.
The Awards, which have been running for 14 years, has a prize pool of over $60,000 in cash and products and are presented alongside the Head On Festival, which stages an average of 150 exhibitions across Sydney in May. It has become one of the world’s most prestigious photography festivals.
The Head On Awards are currently open for entries in the categories of portrait, landscape, mobile and student. The entry fee is $30 per image. website: https://www.headon.com.au/awards

Geelong Contemporary Art Prize

The 2018 Geelong contemporary art prize is a signature event that assists with the development of the Gallery’s collection while fostering Australian artists and contemporary painting practice in general.
Important dates
Entries close Friday 23 March (5.00 pm)
Notification of selection
From Monday 30 April
Official opening, Friday 8 June
Exhibition dates
Saturday 9 June to Sunday 19 August

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.

Entries Open: 2nd April 2018
Entries Close: 15th June 2018
Exhibition Opening: Friday 3rd August
Exhibition Dates: 3rd August 2018 – 23rd September

The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize

The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize is an annual prize and exhibition conducted by Ravenswood School for Girls that aims to inspire, promote and connect generations of female Australian artists and foster mentorship through its unique prize structure. 

There are two prize categories and in each category the artworks must align with the annual theme. The 2018 theme is ‘RESILIENCE’. The winner of the Professional Artist Price will receive $35,000, making it Australia’s richest professional art prize for women . The winner of the Emerging Artist Prize will receive $5,000. 
Important dates:
Entries Open on Thursday 1 February 2018
Entries Close at 12.00pm (midday) on Tuesday 17 April 2018

Gallipoli Art Prize

The Gallipoli Art Prize Organising Committee invites any eligible artist (see entry conditions below) to submit a painting for the Gallipoli Art Prize, which will be administered by the Gallipoli Memorial Club Limited (hereafter referred to as the Club) and under the control of the Gallipoli Art Prize Organizing Committee.
Prize money of $20,000 is awarded to the artist of the winning entry subject to the conditions below. The Club’s acquisition of the work and its copyright remain property of the Gallipoli Memorial Club Museum Fund.
The Gallipoli Art Prize will be awarded to the artist who best depicts the spirit of the Gallipoli Campaign as expressed in the Club’s “Creed”.

Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize

Established in 2007, the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize (MCPP) is a national competition that awards and promotes Australian contemporary photography and excellence in all forms of still, photo based artwork - including analogue and digital photography or staged and directorial photo-media work.

The Moran Arts Foundation invites photographers to interpret ‘Contemporary Life in Australia’ with an emphasis on Australians going about their day-to-day life. We want to see photography taken in Australia, by Australians, that reflects the diversity, multiculturalism and uniqueness of life, no matter where you live in Australia.

There are many ways to interpret this brief, but we are after your perspective on contemporary Australian society, your life, your dreams, your abilities, your inabilities, your mates, your loves, your environment & your landscape. We want the good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful and the everyday. Entries are NOT restricted to portraits.

The Moran Arts Foundation is committed to supporting the Arts in Australia and the art of photography. A first prize of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) is awarded to the winner with $1,000 awarded to each finalist. Transport of the printed finalist works from your home state to and from the Sydney venue is also paid for by the Moran Arts Foundation. All semi-finalist works are published on www.moranprizes.com.au and will be promoted through social media.

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