Whitewall Art Projects "Into the Light" Prize

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2 September 2022
7 October 2022
Prize money
AUD $5,000
NSW, Australia
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Whitewall Art Projects Gallery in Berrima NSW is proud to announce the third annual ‘Into The Light’ Exhibit and Art Prize to coincide with World Mental Health Week 9-17 October 2022. 10% of sales donated to Lifeline Australia.

THE THEME Throughout the last year, despite the difficulties experienced by many, we’ve witnessed the flourishing of many art practices and the transformative power of art. ‘Into The Light’ offers an opportunity to showcase the work of contemporary artists, whilst linking the visual arts with awareness of mental health; how the creative practice can influence the artist and what the art can offer the viewer.

The theme ‘Into the Light’, looks to showcase artwork that offers a sense of hope and light; a visual and emotional antidote to falling into darkness.


Call For Entries Open: Friday 1st July Call For Entries Close: Friday 2nd September Finalists Chosen: Monday 12th September Finalists Notified: Friday 16th September. Selected Artworks to be delivered to the Gallery between: Friday 30th September - Monday 3rd October. 10 Jellore Street, Berrima NSW 2577 Announcement of Winner: Friday 7th October, 6pm in gallery by Ben Quilty Date of Show: Opening 6 pm, Friday 7th of October - Exhibit opening and Prize announcement. In Gallery & Online. Close of Show: Closing Sunday 23rd of October - In Gallery & Online Unsold Artworks to be collected between Friday the 28th October to Monday 31st October Only.


The Art Prize is open to practicing artists residing in Australia. The prize is NON-ACQUISITIVE - the winner will receive prize money plus have the opportunity to sell the work through the gallery. All artworks must be for sale. Artworks must be two dimensional and may be executed in (but not restricted to) oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastels, textiles, pencils, charcoal, ink and mixed media or digital media. Maximum dimensions of 125 x 125 cm x 10 cm including frame. Freestanding 3D Sculpture will not be accepted. The theme ‘Into the Light’ is to be integrated conceptually into the work proposed.

The work must have been completed between the 1st of January 2021 and the 1st of September 2022. All works must be original. Any works part of an edition must be limited to an edition of 10. A $38.00 entry fee will be charged to cover administration and marketing costs to enter the competition.

All entries will be submitted online ONLY. Selected Finalist artists are responsible for the delivery and collection of artworks [and all associated costs] within the required dates to be confirmed prior to and following the in gallery exhibit. Failure to comply with the terms will result in losing position as a finalist. All works must have both D rings and hanging wire, ready for installation.

Whitewall Art Projects, along with its sponsors will retain the right to promote all imagery, artworks and information about all works submitted to ‘Into the Light’ through all online, print, and social media platforms required. The artist will be credited in all media where work is shared. It is a condition of entry to agree to all Terms & Conditions. Failure to do so will forfeit entry.


All works must be for sale. Artists must price their work allowing for distribution as follows; 60% of the sale price will go to the artist, 30% to the gallery and 10% will be donated to Lifeline Australia. GST (10%) will be added to the pre-donation amount. Please make the final retail price (including GST) to a rounded dollar amount, e.g. $1231.50 should be either $1230 or $1235.


All works submitted will be judged by a panel of 3-5 independent judges not affiliated with the Gallery. List of judges to be confirmed and announced shortly. 30 finalist works will be selected for a comprehensive virtual online exhibit as well as the featured in-gallery exhibit.

Venue: Whitewall Art Projects, 10 Jellore Street, Berrima NSW 

Contact: For more information e: admin@whitewallartprojects.com.au

Application dates
26 June 2023 - 2 September 2022
Exhibition dates
07 October 2022 - 23 October 2022
Finalists notified
16 September 2022
National Entries
Prize frequency
Judging Panel led by Ben Quilty
Prize genre
2D works
Whitewall Art Projects, Berrima NSW
AUD $5,000
$38 Entry Fee. 40 percent gallery commission
Last updated
25 February 2023
Prior Winners
No prize winners information available