The Clunes Ceramic Award

Clunes Ceramic Award Entries are now open

Guest Judge: Chris Weaver 

Chris Weaver Chris is one of New Zealand's leading ceramicists, having graduated from Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, in 1976 with a Diploma in Fine and Applied Arts with Distinction in Design and Sculpture and a Certificate in Ceramics

As an addition to the main exhibition this year, businesses in the main street of Clunes will host individual pieces from local ceramicists.

The Clunes Ceramic Award is an initiative of Creative Clunes Inc. and is in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ballarat and the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum.

The winning artist's work will attract the total prize money of $10,000 contributed by the Hugh Williamson Foundation

This is an acquisitive prize.  In 2019, the work will be acquired by the Art Gallery of Ballarat.

The Runner Up receives a prize of $2,500 contributed by Terry Cocks and Family

A People's Choice Award to the value of $2,500 will be awarded and announced close to the conclusion of the exhibition.

Key Dates

  • Entries Open Monday 11 March 2019
  • Closing dates for entries  Electronic image(s), entry form and payment to arrive by Friday 26 July 2019
  • Shortlist of finalists announced Monday 19 August 2019
  • Delivery of selected original works By Monday 9 September 2019
  • Set up dates Monday 16, Tuesday 17 & Wednesday 18 September 2019
  • Final judging Completed by Sunday 22 September 2019
  • Exhibition preview  Locals, Collectors and Galleries event Friday 27 September 2019
  • Exhibition Dates Saturday 28 September to Sunday 13 October 2019
  • Official Exhibition opening & announcement of winners Saturday 28 September 2019
  • Exhibition Close Sunday 13 October 2019
  • People’s Choice Award announced Sunday 13 October 2019
  • Unsold works to be collected No later than Tuesday 15 October 2019

Image: First Prize 2017 - Vanessa Lucas - Pearl Jugs

Event Properties

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
Event Website
Contact Phone 03 5345 3947
Union Bank Artscentre
22 Fraser St, Clunes VIC 3370, Australia
Union Bank Artscentre

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