Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture

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Applications close
19 November 2021
Announced
3 March 2022
Prize money
AUD $26,000
Location
NSW, Australia
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Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture

Welcome to the Tom Bass Prize, the first national Australian prize for figurative sculpture. This important and prestigious Prize is a celebration of the human form and its influence on today's sculptors. This important and prestigious Prize is a celebration of the human form and its influence on today’s sculptor. The Prize is an acknowledgement of the influence Tom Bass AM had as one of Australia’s pre-eminent public sculptors. We invite artists to submit works that interpret ‘figurative’ broadly, however the inspiration must come from the figure

The judges will be looking for sculptures which have been inspired by the human form. Representational as well as abstract, innovative and contemporary interpretations are welcome

Prizes

  • The Tom Bass Prize (non-acquisitive) - $18,000
  • Highly commended - $5,000
  • Curator's Choice - $2,000
  • People's Choice - $1,000

Contact: For more information email tombassprize@tbsss.org.au or call 02 9565 4851.

Venue: Juniper Hall, 250 Oxford St, Paddington, NSW 2021

Summary
Application dates
2 August 2021 - 19 November 2021
Exhibition dates
04 March 2022 - 20 March 2022
Finalists notified
20 December 2021
Eligibility
National Entries
Prize frequency
Biennial - Even Years
Judges
Sally Dan-Cuthbert; Lea Ferris; Barry Keldoulis.
Prize genre
Sculpture
Location
Juniper Hall, 250 Oxford St, Paddington, NSW 2021
NSW
Australia
Prizes
AUD $26,000
Fees
There is an entry fee of $44 per entry and there is a 40% commission on sales.
Last updated
26 July 2021
Prior Winners
2020: Shane Nicholas - Winner ($15,000)
2018: Sophie Clague - Winner ($12,000)
2016: Louis Pratt - Joint Winner (sharing $15,000)
2016: Maudie Brady - Joint Winner (sharing $15,000)