Awards

Bayside Painting Prize 2024
Entries close Friday February 23, 2024
Three prize categories: $25,000 Major Prize (non-acquisitive); $10,000 Beckett Local Prize (acquisitive); $1,000 People’s Choice Prize. An exhibition of finalists’ works will be held at Bayside Gallery, Brighton VIC 3186, from May 3 to June 23, 2024; baysidepaintingprize.com.au.

Hadley’s Art Prize, Hobart
Entries close Friday March 15, 2024
The Hadley’s Art Prize, Hobart, is a $100,000 acquisitive Australian landscape prize. Other prizes available, including a one month residency prize. 2024 judges: Jane Devery, Tina Baum, Dr Neil Haddon. An exhibition of finalists’ works will be held at Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart TAS 7000, from 3 to 25 August 2024. Enter online; www.hadleysartprize.com.au.

2024 Mandorla Art Award
Entries close Wednesday March 13, 2024
Australia’s most significant thematic Christian art prize. Prize pool is over $50,000, the 2024 Mandorla Art Award includes the inaugural New Norcia Artist Residency Prize. Open to artists working in any medium, the 2024 theme is ‘Refocus’ – “Let all that you do be done in love.” www.mandorlaart.com.

Sculptures@Scratchley
Entries close Sunday February 25, 2024
Sculptures@Scratchley invites national and international artists to submit works in the second iteration of its $40,000 non-acquisitive prize. An exhibition of finalists’ works will be held at Fort Scratchley, Newcastle East NSW 2300; sculpturesatscratchley.com.au.

Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards
Entries close midnight (ACST), Sunday March 3, 2024
Emerging, mid-career and established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists are invited to submit their entries in the 2024 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (Telstra NATSIAA), which celebrates the validity and cultural diversity of contemporary Indigenous artistic expression in all its forms. Awards include the $100,000 Telstra Art Award, and $15,000 awards for general painting, bark painting, work on paper, 3D works, multimedia, and emerging artists. Telstra NATSIAA is a non-acquisitive award that is free to enter and encourages artists to submit an artwork of their choice in one of the seven Award categories. Telstra NATSIAA has no set theme. The overall Telstra Art Award of $100,000 cash (excl. GST) is awarded to the artwork considered by the judges to be the most outstanding artwork in the finalist exhibition held at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin NT 0820, from 22 June 2024 to January 2025. Visit the website for eligibility and conditions of entry; magnt.net.au/natsiaa-guidelines.

UniSQ Biennial Art Award
Submissions close Monday February 19, 2024
The University of Southern Queensland has announced the launch of the UniSQ Biennial Art Award, an exciting addition to Australia’s vibrant art scene. This award will celebrate and champion contemporary Australian art, providing a platform for talented artists to showcase their work and gain recognition. With a generous prize pool of $40,000, the new award will offer a significant opportunity for artists to receive financial support, gain exposure, and connect with fellow creatives. The UniSQ Biennial Art Award is open to Australian citizens and permanent residents. Artists from diverse backgrounds are welcomed, and submissions from various artistic disciplines, such as painting, sculpture, photography, digital art, or any other medium, are encouraged. If you have any questions or require further information, email art.gallery@unisq.edu.au. Otherwise, visit the website for Terms and Conditions, submission guidelines, and to enter; unisq.edu.au/art-award.

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