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Kilgour Prize 2021 Now Open

Entries are now open for the KILGOUR PRIZE 2021, Newcastle Art Gallery’s national art prize recognising the finest examples of Australian figurative and portrait painting. Artists are invited to submit their entries for this year’s prize, valued at $50,000, by Sunday 30 May, 2021.

More information and the online entry form are available on Newcastle Art Gallery’s website.

One of the country’s most lucrative art awards, the KILGOUR PRIZE awards $50,000 to the winning artist. Submissions must in some way represent the human form by means of a figure or portrait likeness and the work must be executed in painting media including oil, acrylic, watercolour and/or mixed media.

The judging panel for the Kilgour Prize is comprised of the manager of Newcastle Art Gallery and two guest judges who are prominent in the Australian arts community. The guest judges for the 2017 prize will be announced alongside the list of this year’s finalists in June 2017.

The KILGOUR PRIZE is an annual prize open to all citizens of Australia or residents for at least one year. Artists may enter one work only which must have been completed during the 12 months preceding 30 May, 2021.

The prize culminates each year in a free public exhibition of the short-listed works of art. The KILGOUR PRIZE 2021 exhibition dates are: Saturday 14 August to Sunday 31 October 2021. A People’s Choice prize of $5,000 is also awarded each year, as determined by votes from the public during the dates of the exhibition.