A WHOLE raft of national art prizes are calling for entries now.
From a prize which invites artists to reflect and respond to archival material to one that aims to connect generations of female Australian artists, entering the right art prize can not only prove creatively stimulating but also financially rewarding.
These eight prestigious national art prizes are calling for entries now with conditions and entry forms found online.
Shortstacks, $20,000 short film prize: The State Library of NSW’s inaugural short film prize encourages film makers to engage with the past, while helping to open up a creative resource to the public.
Footscray Art Prize, $17,500 total prize pool: There is no theme to this prize and entries are open across four categories: Footscray Art Prize, Street Art Prize, Tertiary Prize and Young Artists Prize.
Shortlisted works will be displayed in two major exhibitions in Footscray.
Still: National Still Life Award, $30,000 total prize pool: A biennial acquisitive award for artworks in the genre of still life, presented by Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, celebrates all forms of interpretation of the genre.
Kilgour Art Prize, $50,000 prize for portrait and figurative painting: The Newcastle Art Gallery's Kilgour Prize is calling for entries representing the human form by means of a figure or likeness.
The work must be executed in the painting media including oil, acrylic, watercolour and/or mixed media.
Hadley’s Art Prize, $100,000 landscape prize: The Hadley’s Art Prize celebrates drawing, painting and printmaking about the Australian landscape.
Artists are encouraged to think openly about the genre of landscape.
Hidden: Rookwood - $10,000 sculpture prize: Hidden is an annual outdoor sculpture exhibition held in the gardens and amongst the graves of Australia’s oldest operating cemetery, Rookwood.
Gallipoli Art Prize, $20,000 prize: Open to artists who wish to creatively explore and commemorate the spirit of the Gallipoli Campaign.
Artists are required to respond to the Gallipoli Memorial Club Creed values, which include loyalty, respect, love of country, courage and comradeship.
Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, $35,000 prize: The prize aims to inspire, promote and connect generations of female Australian artists through professional recognition and mentorship.
From day one, the prize has aspired to establish a professional benchmark of excellence.