2018 Blacktown City Art Prize

2018 Blacktown City Art Prize | Call for Entries


Entries for the 2018 Blacktown City Art Prize are now open.

Now in its 23rd year, the Blacktown City Art Prize is a highly valued art prize, with cash prizes of $20,000 and acquisitive awards. Local, regional and national artists are invited to submit entries in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics and mixed media.

The winner of the Blacktown City Art Prize will receive $15,000. Three supporting prizes will also be awarded:

  • Aboriginal Artist Prize ($2,000)
  • Local Artist Prize ($2,000)
  • People’s Choice Prize ($1,000).

This year, the winners of the Local Artist Prize and Aboriginal Artist Prize will also have the opportunity to undertake a 3-month residency in one of Blacktown Arts’ Main Street studios.

The addition of a studio residency to the prize pool is an exciting opportunity for artists who want to engage with people or places in Blacktown.

In 2015, Alexandra Byrne created Lucas Road at night (outside my place) during an artist residency at Blacktown Arts’ Main Street studios; the work went on to win the Local Artist Prize later that year.

The Blacktown City Art Prize also celebrates the creativity of local young people through an environmentally-themed Young Artists Prize. This section is open to 5 – 15 year olds who live or go to school in the Blacktown Local Government Area.

Selected works will be exhibited at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre from Saturday 1 December 2018 – Friday 25 January 2019.

Entries close at 5 pm on Tuesday 9 October 2018.

The fee is $26.00 per entry with a limit of two entries per artist. Photography, film, video and installation works will not be accepted.


Full terms and conditions

The 2018 Blacktown City Art Prize is proudly supported by Ford Land Company, Westlink M7, Blacktown Workers Club and Blacktown City Council’s Sustainable Living program.


  • Entries close | 5 pm on Tuesday 9 October 2018
  • Announcement of finalists | Monday 29 October 2018
  • Official opening | 2 pm – 4 pm on Saturday 1 December 2018
  • Exhibition dates | Saturday 1 December 2018 – Friday 25 January 2019

Enter now!

Entries close Tuesday 9 October 2018.

Event Properties

Event Date 01-12-2018 2:00 pm
Event End Date 25-01-2019
Registration Start Date 06-08-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 09-10-2018 5:00 pm
Individual Price $26.00 per entry with a limit of two entries per artist

Event Hotline

If you know of a workshop, lecture, exhibition or opportunity for ceramic arts or pottery, please click to let us know.


Event Calendar

August   2019
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23

2019 Siliceous Award for Ceramic Excellence

For more details, click on the date again

Janet DeBoos Weekend Glaze Workshop - bookings closed

For more details, click on the date again
26 27 28 29 30 31  

Event Categories

About Our Events

These event listing will be of interest to Queensland ceramic artists and potters.

Where Ceramic Arts Queensland arranges the event, you will find a booking button where you can reserve your place at the event.

You will be sent an email with the event details and details of how to pay any fees involved. This will be by making a direct payment to our bank account. This is simple, convenient and saves credit card fees.

Where the event is being arranged by someone else, we provide links to the event organiser so you may contact them directly.

© 2017 Copyright Ceramic Arts Queensland All rights reserved