Artists appearing in the same prize on 2 or more occasions

Posted 6 November 2020 04:48 PM

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Based on work we've been doing, that is, recording all the finalists for a given art prize in a given year, we've found that art prize exhibitions have a repeat rate of artists selected for the finalists' exhibition of between 8 and 20%, across multiple years.

For example, according to our statistics, 98 artists have appeared in the Mosman Art Prize on two or more occasions, or 14.9 percent of all finalists. The Portia Geach Memorial Award has a repeat rate of 19 percent and the Paddington Art Prize 8.7 percent.

* Note: We have analysed finalists from the past 3-5 years and the figures are accurate for the data we've collected, however the actual number may vary across a larger range of years.

exhibition_name # of repeat finalists Total # of records in our db  % of repeat finalists
Kedumba Drawing Award 11 53 20.754717
Glover Prize 51 263 19.391635
Portia Geach Memorial Award 81 421 19.239905
Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 40 212 18.8679245
Dobell Prize for Drawing 19 101 18.8118812
Archibald Prize 70 379 18.469657
Sir John Sulman Prize 40 220 18.1818182
Wynne Prize 45 264 17.0454545
John Leslie Art Prize 22 130 16.9230769
Banyule Award for Works on Paper 21 128 16.40625
Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize 34 215 15.8139535
Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 24 155 15.483871
Mosman Art Prize 98 656 14.9390244
William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 35 238 14.7058824
Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 11 79 13.9240506
Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA) 11 86 12.7906977
Sunshine Coast Art Prize 23 182 12.6373626
Waverley Art Prize 10 83 12.0481928
Blacktown City Art Prize 35 291 12.0274914
Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize 38 333 11.4114114
National Photographic Portrait Prize 15 144 10.4166667
Paddington Art Prize 17 195 8.71794872
National Works on Paper Prize 21 271 7.74907749