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Opportunity for Regional Artists | Kilgour Prize 2017 Now Open

Entries are now open for the KILGOUR PRIZE 2017, 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 Friday 28 April 2017. Read more

Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize

Designed to attract some of Australia’s finest contemporary artists and high calibre works, the inaugural Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize and exhibition was first held in 2003 at Bendigo Art Gallery. The Prize is now open for entries for the 2017 iteration. Read more

Clarence Valley Indigenous Art Award launches for 2017

Entries for the Grafton Regional Gallery’s 2017 Clarence Valley Indigenous Art Award (CVIAA) are now open. The CVIAA aims to promote contemporary Indigenous art of the North Coast of New South Wales and develop the collection of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art held by the Grafton Regional Gallery. Read more

Sculpture in the Gaol | Expressions of Interest

Following the success of the Sculpture in the Gaol exhibition over the past nine years, Trial Bay Gaol will once again be transformed into a dramatic artistic landscape with sculptures displayed throughout the Gaol site. Read more

Manning Art Prize | Entries Now Open

The biennial Manning Art Prize commenced in 1990, with entries open to Australian artists. The Art Prize features a partnership between Friends, which funds the Art Prize through the Friends Art Fund Trust, and the Manning Regional Art Gallery who organise entries and curate the exhibition. Read more

Entries Open for Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women

The Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women has returned for its second year, seeking entries from women photographs spanning all ages, backgrounds and career levels for the $5,000 non-acquisitive first prize. Finalists will also have the opportunity to take out the $1,000 People's Choice Award. Read more

Tweed Regional Gallery | The 2017 Olive Cotton Award

The Olive Cotton Award is open to artists living and working in Australia who are Australian citizens or have been Australian residents for 12 months or more. The entry must be: a new portrait completed since 1 April 2015, owned and created by the artist; not previously exhibited. Read more

Hazlehurst Art on Paper Award

With prizes totalling $26 000 the biennial Hazelhurst Art Award showcases outstanding art created with, on or about paper. Artists compete for the $15 000 major award, the $5000 Emerging Artist Award, the $5000 Friend's of Hazelhurst Local Artist Award, and the $1000 People's Choice Award. Read more

NSW Premier's History Awards 2017

Entries are now open for the NSW Premier's History Awards 2017. The NSW Premier's History Awards were first presented in 1997 to honour distinguished achievements in history by Australian citizens and permanent residents. Read more