Awards

Bowness Photography Prize 2024
Entries close Thursday June 13, 2024
Artists are invited to submit still photo-based media, including analogue and digital photography, created over the last year. The winning artist will be awarded $30,000 and the work acquired into MAPh’s collection. One artist will receive the $10,000 Wai Tang Commissioning Award, and one artist the $5,000 People’s Choice Award; maph.org.au/bowness-photography-prize.

Christian Thompson, Rule of three 2020. Courtesy the artist, Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne, and Michael Reid, Sydney/Berlin

Brisbane Portrait Prize
Entries close Wednesday May 22, 2024
The Brisbane Portrait Prize celebrates Brisbane portrait artists and their sitters, while encouraging public engagement with the arts. Any artist with a connection to Brisbane is eligible to enter. The sitter must also have a connection with the city. All entrants will be eligible for the $50,000 acquisitive Lord Mayor’s Award; a further $40,000 of category prizes is also available. An exhibition of finalists’ works will be held at the State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane QLD 4101, from August 3 to November 10; brisbaneportraitprize.org.

Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA)
Entries close midnight, Sunday June 30, 2024
Artists from across Australia aged 18-years and over are invited to submit entries in the 2024 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA). There are two prize categories: the acquisitive prize of $35,000, and the non acquisitive prize of $5,000 for an early career artist. An exhibition of finalists’ works will be held at Grafton Regional Gallery, Grafton NSW 2460, from September 28 to November 24; graftongallery.nsw.gov.au.

The Kate Derum Award and
The Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award for Small Tapestries

Entries open Monday April 15, 2024, and close 5pm, Monday May 13, 2024
Held every two years by the Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW), these awards celebrate creativity and excellence in contemporary tapestry. The Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries is a non-acquisitive award of $5,000 open to Australian and international artists with more than five years of experience in tapestry weaving. The Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award for Small Tapestries is a non-acquisitive award of $1,000 open to students and early-career Australian and international artists in the first five years of their tapestry practice. Works must be hand-woven tapestry, technically defined as “a weft-faced fabric with discontinuous wefts,” and measure a maximum of 40 × 40 × 3cm. An exhibition of finalists’ works will be held at the Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne VIC 3205, from 25 July to 18 October. Visit the website for Terms and Conditions and guidelines; austapestry.com.au/whats-on/prizes-and-awards/kate-derum-and-irene-davies-awards.

Northern Beaches Environmental Art and Design Prize
Entries close Sunday May 19, 2024
The Northern Beaches Environmental Art and Design Prize 2024 seeks works that reflect a sustainability theme. Presented across three key Northern Beaches arts venues in Sydney between 2 and 25 August 2024, the Prize offers the community a chance to engage with the insights that artists and designers bring to our understanding of the natural world, sustainable living and the environmental challenges we face together. This year, the prize pool has increased to $46,000, mainly across two major prizes – $20,000 for the Visual Arts category, encompassing a full range of media, and $20,000 for the Design category, awarded to the best work across wearable and functional design. Other prizes will be awarded for Young Artists and Designers, and the People’s Choice Awards. More information online; northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/whats-on/environmental-art-design-prize-2024.

Stanthorpe Art Prize
Entries close midnight (GMT+10), Friday May 31, 2024
The Stanthorpe Art Prize is open to all artists in Australia, accepting entries in any medium, except those requiring visual display screens or other powered technologies. With a prize pool of $50,000, the overall winner will receive $16,000. An exhibition of finalists’ works will be held at Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Stanthorpe QLD 4380, from September 7 to November 10; www.srag.org.au/stanthorpe-art-prize.

Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition
Entries close Tuesday April 30, 2024
Artists are invited to submit medium sized interior sculptures and larger exterior installations, which have been made in Australia, for exhibition at Toorak Village, Toorak Road, Toorak VIC 3142, from September 1 to October 13. Call 0455-045-545 or visit the website for entry form and details; www.toorakvillage.com.au.

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