The Hawkesbury Art Prize Inc is a non-acquisitive art award operating as a not for profit event run by an incorporated committee of dedicated volunteers and implemented through Purple Noon Gallery, in association with Patron and donor Maggie Kable and other generous sponsors.
'First Prize’ of $10,000 plus a two week art residency in the Hawkesbury is awarded to the winning entry. Two highly commended prizes of $1000 plus an additional art residency are also awarded. Three eminent visual arts professionals judge the prize and select the finalists. The art prize is for a painting that is inspired by contemporary Australian identity.
The aim of the Hawkesbury Art Prize is to promote art in the Hawkesbury/Western Sydney region and increase awareness of art and cultural activity. The Prize attracts a national audience and high profile participants to the Hawkesbury/Nepean region, embracing the cultural and economic environment of the community. Around 40 finalists are invited to exhibit and sell their work at the Opening Exhibition, which follows the announcement of winners.
Entries close: 19 August 2019.