Southern Downs Artists Exhibition

A competition for all Southern Downs artists showcasing the wealth of talent in the region. Entries across many mediums and techniques including Drawing,Ceramics, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture and Textiles.

Entry instructions:

Entry forms + fees: due by 4 pm, Tuesday 5 September 2017. No late entries will be accepted as labels are compiled from entry form information well in advance.

Delivery: to Warwick Art Gallery no later than 4 pm Thursday 21 September during opening hours Tuesday to Saturday 10 am – 4 pm. Late work will not be accepted. Works are not to be delivered before 5 September except by prior arrangement.

Opening: Friday 29 September, 6.30 pm

Collection: from Tuesday 31 October (work to be collected within 30 days)

Terms of Entry


1. The entry fee is $10 per artist. No work will be accepted or exhibited without payment of the entry fee. Works for sale will attract a commission rate of 20%. Entry fees are to be submitted with the entry form. Payment for works sold will be made within 30 days of the close of the exhibition.

2. Items must not have been previously exhibited at Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery or Warwick Art

3. All work submitted must be labelled on the rear or base with artists’s name, title of the work and
contact details

4. 2D and Textile artwork must not exceed 150 cm in any direction including the frame. 3D artwork must not exceed 200 cm.

5. The Gallery Director reserves the right to not exhibit work if space is limited or if the work is deemed inappropriate or if the work is not suitably framed and/or presented. If an artist’s work is not selected to exhibit the entry fee of $10 will be refunded.

6. All paintings must be dry. 2D works without “D” rings will not be hung. A stretched canvas is considered framed, but must have “D” rings attached. Our hanging system requires two “D” rings positioned 6 cm from the top of the work. Textile works must be ready to display - by rod, pin, fishing line or 3MMM Command strip. Self installation of Textile and 3D work will be allowed only if prior arrangements are made.

7. The winners of the Major, Commendation and Encouragement Awards will be announced at the opening on Friday 29 September.

8. By entering the competition artists give permission for their work to be reproduced by any form of the media related to the promoting of the event.

9. Entrants are responsible for packing, freighting and insurance charges. The Warwick Art Gallery accepts no liability for loss or damage in the course of transit. Transit Insurance remains the responsibility of the exhibitor. All due care will be taken of entries submitted. Appropriate security will be in place during the Gallery’s possession of art works.

Entry Form CLICK HERE  

Event Date 28-09-2017
Event End Date 29-10-2017
Capacity Unlimited
Wyndham Art Prize

Artists are invited to submit an application for selection into the 2018 Wyndham Art Prize.The Wyndham Art Prize is a national prize attracting artists from all over Australia.

Event Date 30-03-2018
Event End Date 11-06-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 09-02-2018
The Queensland Regional Art Awards

The Queensland Regional Art Awards (QRAA) is an annual visual arts prize and exhibition for established and emerging artists living in regional and remote Queensland. The program aims to provide a platform for further professional development.

Event Date 16-04-2018
Event End Date 20-07-2018
Registration Start Date 16-04-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 29-06-2018
The Alice Prize

The Alice Prize is an acquisitive national contemporary art prize, welcoming entries from around Australia, in any medium or theme.

Event Date 28-04-2018
Event End Date 17-06-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 31-01-2018
The Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition

The Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition is the most innovative and important annual event to take place in the Toorak Village, where we link the arts with business to form a unique cultural experience.

Event Date 01-05-2018
Event End Date 10-06-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 0
Cut off date 01-02-2018

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

2018 Mandorla Art Award

The Mandorla Committee are pleased to announce that entries for the 2018 Mandorla Art Award are now open!

Event Date 01-06-2018
Event End Date 30-06-2018
Registration Start Date 01-06-2017
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 12-03-2018
The Stanthorpe Art Prize

Call for entries! The Biennial Stanthorpe Art Prize will be held once again in 2018.  With $40 000 in prizes, including a top prize of $25 000, it is one of the most prestigious art prizes in Australia.

Entries close 4 April 2018.

Event Date 15-06-2018
Event End Date 19-07-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 04-04-2018
2018 Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize

The Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize is an annual prize that was launched in 2017 to advance art and opportunity for emerging and established female artists in Australia.

Event Date 15-06-2018
Event End Date 16-06-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 17-04-2018
Ceramics Competitions around the Globe

A round-up of world-wide events of interest to potters and ceramic artists.

Event Date 01-07-2018
Event End Date 05-12-2018
Capacity Unlimited
2018 Biennial North Qld Ceramic Awards

Call for Entries - 2018 Biennial North Qld Ceramic Awards

Event Date 27-07-2018
Event End Date 16-09-2018
Registration Start Date 30-03-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Little Things Art Prize - Call for Entries

The Little Things Art Prize competition welcomes submissions by artists with varying degrees of experience and inspires the local community to come together creatively.

Event Date 29-08-2018
Event End Date 09-09-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 09-08-2018
Individual Price $25.00
Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award

In it's tenth year, this annual acquisitive award and exhibition is organised by the Art Collection and Galleries Unit at Deakin University.

Event Date 05-09-2018
Event End Date 19-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-05-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 13-07-2018
Ceramic Cup Competition

Potter submissions are being requested for the design and subsequent production of a ceramic cup to be used in the ‘Welcome by Tea’ ritual at the 2nd Australian Tea Cultural Seminar held in Melbourne over 8-9 September 2018.

Event Date 08-09-2018
Event End Date 09-09-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 13-04-2018
Churchie National Emerging Art Prize

Established in 1987 the churchie national emerging art prize is a highly regarded prize dedicated to supporting, encouraging and profiling the work of artists in the early stages of their arts careers.

Event Date 08-09-2018 10:00 am
Event End Date 21-10-2018 5:00 am
Registration Start Date 23-04-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 06-06-2018
John Fries Award 2018

The Call for Entries to the John Fries Award 2018 opens 9am AEDT 15 January and closes 5pm AEDT 19 February 2018.

Event Date 29-09-2018
Event End Date 03-11-2018
Registration Start Date 15-01-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 19-02-2018
The Hornsby Art Prize

The Hornsby Art Prize Non-acquisitive art prize open to Australian artists with 5 categories and a total prize pool valued at over $23,000.

Event Date 17-10-2018
Event End Date 28-10-2018 10:00 am
Registration Start Date 01-05-2018 4:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 01-07-2018
Local Content 2018 Art Prize

In its fifth year, Friends Regional Gallery Caloundra Inc. invites artists to submit works in competition for the Local Artists – Local Content 2018 Art Prize.

Event Date 17-10-2018
Event End Date 09-12-2018
Registration Start Date 26-02-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 16-07-2018
Individual Price $20.00
2018 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

Woollahra Council invites emerging and established artists from around the world to enter the 2018 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize.

Event Date 19-10-2018
Event End Date 11-11-2018
Registration Start Date 01-04-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 06-07-2018
Port Hacking Potters Group 50th National Pottery Competition and Exhibition

The Port Hacking Potters Group, 50th National Pottery Competition and Exhibition.

Event Date 20-10-2018 10:00 am
Event End Date 30-10-2018 5:00 am
Registration Start Date 01-06-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Fisher’s Ghost Art Award

Exhibition: Saturday 3 November – Thursday 13 December
Official opening night and award announcement:  Friday 2 November

The Fisher’s Ghost Art Award coincides with Campbelltown’s annual Festival of Fisher’s Ghost. Held over 10 days, the Festival dates back to 1956 and celebrates Australia’s most famous ghost – Frederick Fisher.

The Open section of the Art Award is acquisitive to the C-A-C permanent collection and is awarded prize-money of $20,000. In the past it has been awarded to some of Australia’s most respected Contemporary artists including Elisabeth Cummings, Khaled Sabsabi, Justene Williams, David Bromley, Marion Borgelt, Raquel Ormella and Philip Wolfhagen.

There is over $30,000 in prize money to be won across multiple categories.

Key Dates

Entries Open Monday 2 July
Download a pdf entry form here or enter online

Entries Close Wednesday 5 September

Finalists Announced Friday 28 September

Official Opening Night and Award Announcement Friday 2 November

Exhibition open to the public  Saturday 3 November – Thursday 13 December

All works will be available for purchase

Event Date 03-11-2018
Event End Date 13-11-2018
Registration Start Date 02-07-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 05-09-2018
Individual Price $25 per artwork | Friends of C-A-C $20 per artwork (2 artworks maximum per artist, 1 artwork per category only)
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 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
Open to Art Ceramic award 3rd Edition

Open to Art Ceramic Award 3rd Edition Applications are now open.

Event Date 01-03-2019
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 21-09-2018
North Sydney Art Prize

The North Sydney Art Prize is a major biennial arts event showcasing some of the best in contemporary art by artists across Australia.

The indoor and outdoor works will be selected for exhibition 2-17 March 2019 at the iconic Coal Loader in Waverton. Selected works will be exhibited in the Caretakers Cottage, Artist Studio, Workshop, Mess Hall, Platform, Tunnels 1 & 2, newly refurbished Chambers, and throughout the Coal Loader site and surrounding parklands.

This unique site enables broad participation and accommodates the inclusion of all mediums.

Entries Now Open 

Applications will be accepted only using the online application form, link below. Artists are required to read the North Sydney Art Prize 2019 Conditions of Entry (587KB) before submitting an application. If submitting a proposal for a sculpture or installation a site visit is recommended, however Tunnel 1 and the adjacent chambers are closed to the public and accessible by appointment only. Contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for access times.




2019 Curatorial Theme

The curatorial theme outlined in The North Sydney Art Prize 2019 Brief (577KB) , embraces innovation and encourages artists to consider the overarching principles of the Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability.


2019 Selection Panel

Dr Therese Kenyon, Artist, Curator, Arts Writer and Director Eramboo Artist Environment
Dr Kath Fries, Artist, Curator and Founder & Chair John Fries Award
Jenny Cheeseman, Head of Curatorial, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

2019 Exhibition Manager & Site Curator

Alison Clark, Team Leader Arts & Culture, North Sydney Council

Award Categories

Major Open Award
sponsored by North Sydney Council


Award for Sculpture

sponsored by Dexus


Site Specific Award
sponsored by Australian Catholic University


Emerging Artist Award
sponsored by North Sydney Council


Work on/with Paper Award

sponsored by Primrose Park Arts & Craft Centre Inc.


Award for Painting

sponsored by Mosman Art Society Inc.


Award for Drawing
sponsored by Royal Art Society of NSW


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Event Date 02-03-2019
Event End Date 17-03-2019
Registration Start Date 01-08-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 31-10-2018
Individual Price Adult: $30 | Concession: $20
46th Muswellbrook Art Prize 2019

The Muswellbrook Art Prize is an acquisitive art competition held anually. This competition is launched early in the year, with entry forms usually becoming available towards the end of the previous year.

Event Date 10-03-2019
Event End Date 01-05-2019
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 18-01-2019
2019 Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize

The Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize - Advancing Art and Opportunity. Australian art. Any medium. All women.

Event Date 31-05-2019
Event End Date 09-06-2019
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 20-03-2019
Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award

Shepparton Art Museum invites artists to submit artwork proposals to in competition for the 2019 SMFACA, a national acquisitive ceramic art award.

Event Date 22-06-2019
Event End Date 01-09-2019
Registration Start Date 25-10-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 30-11-2018
2019 Members Exhibition
Event Date 23-08-2019
Event End Date 03-09-2019
Registration Start Date 20-05-2019
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 19
Cut off date 20-08-2019

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

2019 Siliceous Award for Ceramic Excellence

 Ceramic Arts Queensland is delighted to announce a call for entries for the 2019 Siliceous Awards.


Event Date 23-08-2019
Event End Date 03-09-2019
Registration Start Date 02-03-2019
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 23
Cut off date 22-08-2019 11:55 pm
Individual Price Members: $20 | Non-Members ($55 or $40 Concession/Student)

We are no longer accepting registration for this event


Still is a biennial, acquisitive award for artworks in the genre of still life, in all mediums. The award is open to artists at all stages of their careers.

Event Date 20-09-2019 10:00 am
Event End Date 16-11-2019 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 15-04-2019
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 10-06-2019
The Clunes Ceramic Award

The Clunes Ceramic Award is a biennial event and was first held in 2009. The success of the first, and following, Award has ensured that The Clunes Ceramic Award will continue to develop as a respected and highly prized Regional Arts Event in the Australian state of Victoria.

Event Date 28-09-2019 10:30 am
Event End Date 03-10-2019 4:30 pm
Registration Start Date 11-03-2019
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 26-07-2019
2019 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

Call for Entries - 2019 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

Event Date 11-10-2019 10:00 am
Event End Date 03-11-2019
Registration Start Date 15-04-2019 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 05-07-2019
The Incinerator Art Award

The Incinerator Art Award is an annual contemporary art award, inspired by the theme art for social change, with a total non-acquisitive prize pool of $14,000 including:

• First prize $10,000 • second prize $3,000 • People’s Choice Award $1,000

Event Date 12-10-2019
Event End Date 01-12-2019
Registration Start Date 28-04-2019
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 31-05-2019
Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2019

Fisher’s Ghost Art Award is an annual art prize, now in its 57th year. With a total of $38,000 in prize money to be won, the Open section is acquisitive to the Campbelltown City Council collection and is valued at $25,000.

Event Date 26-10-2019 10:00 am
Event End Date 05-12-2019 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited

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