Sunshine Coast National Art Prize

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Applications close
19 May 2024
Announced
3 October 2024
Prize money
AUD $40,000
Location
QLD, Australia
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Sunshine Coast National Art Prize

Open to Australian contemporary artists working in any 2D medium and in new media, the award offers a prize pool of more than $40,000.

The forty artworks selected as finalists will be exhibited at the Caloundra Regional Gallery from 18 August until 15 October 2023. Freight for the finalist works to and from the exhibition is included in the entry fee and will be organised by the Caloundra Regional Gallery. The recipients of the Major prize, Highly Commended and Artist Residency will be determined by our guest judge.

The major prizewinning artwork will be acquired into the Sunshine Coast Art Collection. Winners will be announced on 5 October 2023.

A People’s Choice prize will also be awarded, as voted by exhibition visitors. Prizes and supporters

Major prize $25,000 – sponsored by Argon Law and Sunshine Coast Council.

Highly Commended prize $5,000 – sponsored by the De Deyne Family.

People’s Choice prize: $2,500 – sponsored by the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce. Art prize vehicles – supported by Coastline BMW.

Artist Residency to a value of $5,000

Venue: Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, 22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra, Queensland.

Contact: by phone on 07 5420 8292 or email: artgallery@caloundra.qld.gov.au.

Summary
Application dates
1 March 2024 - 19 May 2024
Exhibition dates
24 August 2024 - 13 October 2024
Finalists notified
9 June 2024
Eligibility
National Entries
Prize frequency
Annual
Judges
Robert Leonard, an art curator and art writer.
Prize genre
2D works
Location
Caloundra Regional Art Gallery,Caloundra, QLD
QLD
Australia
Prior Winners
2023: Judith Nangala Crispin - Winner ($25,000)
2022: Kate Tucker - Winner ($25,000)
2022: Roman Longginou - People's Choice ($2,500)
2021: Marian Tubbs - Winner ($25,000)
2020: Christine Druitt-Preston - People's Choice ($2,500)
2020: Natalya Hughes - Winner ($25,000)
2019: Diena Georgettin - Winner ($25,000)
2018: Madeleine Kelly - Winner ($25,000)
2017: Raquel Ormella - Winner ($25,000)
2016: Jandamarra Cadd - People's Choice ($2,500)
2016: Michael Cook - Winner ($25,000)
2015: Erika Gofton - People's Choice
2015: Robert Fenton - Winner ($15,000)
2014: Matthew de Moiser - Winner ($15,000)