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Hornsby Art Prize

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The Hornsby Art Prize is an annual art award and exhibition organised and sponsored by Hornsby Shire Council and delivered in partnership with the Hornsby Art Society. The Hornsby Art Prize is aimed at encouraging the creative talents of people and providing a showcase for their works. The prize is open to artists from across Australia and its goals are to;

  • Identify and celebrate outstanding local artists
  • Promote and encourage the local emerging artists in Hornsby Shire
  • Position the work of Hornsby Shire artists within the wider context of the Australian contemporary art environment
  • Encourage artists to aspire to excellence
  • Increase awareness of culture and the Visual Arts within the region
  • Recognise the contribution that the visual arts make towards a vibrant, healthy community

In 2018, there are five different entry categories; including Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, 3D works and a new category, Digital Art - Stills. Click on the category for clarification of the content accepted. The major prize is worth $10,000 cash and is sponsored by Hornsby Shire Council. Eligible entrants will also be considered for the Hornsby Shire Emerging Artist and the Wallarobba Outstanding Local Artist Awards.

For more information about the Hornsby Art Society visit facebook.com/hornsbyartsociety

Beck Lyndall- Asquith Postcards

2017 Hornsby Art Prize winner Lyndall Beck, Asquith Postcards. Photo credit: Sarah Moore.

Exhibition

The Hornsby Art Prize Finalists’ Exhibition will take place over two sites in 2018, Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre and the Library Exhibition Space, Hornsby Library. It is open to the public from 17 – 28 October. Details are outlined below.

LocationWallarobba Arts and Cultural CentreLibrary Exhibition Space, Hornsby Library
Categories displayed3D Works, Drawing, Painting and PrintmakingDigital Art - Stills
Open hoursMonday-Sunday: 10am-4pm

Monday-Friday 10am-9pm
Saturday: 9.30am-5pm
Sunday: 2pm-5pm

Address25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby28-44 George Street, Hornsby

Award Night

Winners will be announced at the Hornsby Art Prize Finalists’ Exhibition Award Night. It will be an evening of fabulous sights, tastes and sounds, held on Saturday 20 October 2018, from 6pm, at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Ave, Hornsby. It is a free event, but registrations are essential and limited to two. To register visit fota.com.au

Information for Entrants

Council would like to thank all of the artists who submitted their work for consideration in the 2018 Hornsby Art Prize. For a list of 2018 finalists, click the link below.

2018 List of Finalists - 185kb

Information for finalists

Presentation of artwork

For a short guide outlining the requisite presentation of artworks for the Hornsby Art Prize, click the link below.

Guide to presenting your artwork for the Hornsby Art Prize - 102kb

Delivery - Digital Art – Stills:

Artists delivering works in the category of Digital Art - Stills are requested deliver their artwork/s to Hornsby Shire Council’s Community Services building, located at 28-44 George St, Hornsby, between 10am-4pm, 8-10 October 2018. Parking is available behind the building, on the corner of George and Burdett Streets. Please advise the Arts/Cultural Development Officer on 9847 6572 or jjoyce@hornsby.nsw.gov.au of your intention to use a commercial courier service. If you are unable to make these times, contact the Arts/Cultural Development Officer on 9847 6572.

Delivery - Painting, Drawing, Printmaking and 3D Works:

Artists delivering artworks in the categories of Painting, Drawing, Printmaking and 3D Works are requested deliver their works to Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Ave, Hornsby on Sunday 14 October 2018 between 5pm-7pm. Commercial Couriers may deliver artworks on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 October between 10am and 2pm. Please advise the Arts/Cultural Development Officer on 9847 6572 or jjoyce@hornsby.nsw.gov.au of your intention to use a commercial courier service. If you are unable to make these times, contact the Arts/Cultural Development Officer on 9847 6572.

Collection - Digital Art – Stills:

Artworks must be collected from Hornsby Shire Council’s Community Services building, located at 28-44 George St, Hornsby, between 10am-4pm, 30-31 October 2018. Parking is available behind the building, on the corner of George and Burdett Streets. Please advise the Arts/Cultural Development Officer on 9847 6572 or jjoyce@hornsby.nsw.gov.au of your intention to use a commercial courier service. If you are unable to make these times, contact the Arts/Cultural Development Officer on 9847 6572.

Collection - Painting, Drawing, Printmaking and 3D Works:

Artworks must be collected on Sunday 28 October 2018 from Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre between 5pm-7pm. Commercial Couriers may collect artworks on Monday 29 October 2017 between 10am and 2pm. Please advise the Arts/Cultural Development Officer on 9847 6572 or jjoyce@hornsby.nsw.gov.au of your intention to use a commercial courier service.

If circumstances prohibit you from collecting your artwork at the set time, contact the Arts/Cultural Development Officer on 0435 652 827 to make alternative arrangements.

Important dates for the 2018 Hornsby Art Prize

Entries open Tuesday 1 May
Entries close Sunday 5 August
Finalist’s announced Wednesday 19 September
Delivery – Digital Art – Stills 8-10 October 2018, 10am-4pm
Delivery – Painting, Drawing, Printmaking and 3D Works 14 October, 5pm-7pm
Exhibition opens to public Wednesday 17 - Sunday 28 October
Award Night Saturday 20 October, 6pm
Collection – Painting, Drawing, Printmaking and 3D Works Sunday 28 October, 5pm-7pm
Collection – Digital Art – Stills 30-31 October, 10am-4pm

Prizes

In 2018, there are five different entry categories: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, 3D Works and Digital Art - Stills. The major prize of $10,000 is sponsored by Hornsby Shire Council. The Prize is non-acquisitive.

Hornsby Shire Council also offers two awards as part of the Hornsby Art Prize, designed to celebrate, encourage and support the local visual arts community; the Hornsby Shire Emerging Artist Award and the Wallarobba Outstanding Local Artist Award.

The Hornsby Shire Emerging Artist Award is only open to emerging artists who are resident in Hornsby Shire. An emerging artist is roughly defined as an artist who has practised as a professional artist continually for less than five years and wishes to further develop their chosen art form. Entry to the Wallarobba Outstanding Local Artist Award is open to all artists resident in Hornsby Shire. Artists need to nominate to be considered for these awards via the online entry form.

2018 Prizes

Award

Acquisitive

Prize value

Prize

Hornsby Art Prize

No

$10,060

$10,000 cash
$60 Hornsby Art Society Membership

Hornsby Shire Emerging Artist Award

No

$4060

$3000 cash
A supported solo exhibition at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre in 2019 – worth approximately $1000
$60 Hornsby Art Society Membership

Wallarobba Outstanding Local Artist

No

$4060

$3000 cash
A supported solo exhibition at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre in 2019 – worth approximately $1000
$60 Hornsby Art Society Membership

Category Winner - Painting

No

$1060

$1000 cash

$60 Hornsby Art Society Membership

Category Winner - Printmaking

No

$1060

$1000 cash

$60 Hornsby Art Society Membership

Category Winner - Drawing

No

$1060

$1000 cash

$60 Hornsby Art Society Membership

Category Winner –

3D works

No

$1060

$1000 cash

$60 Hornsby Art Society Membership

Category Winner –

Digital Art - Stills

No

$1060

$1000 cash

$60 Hornsby Art Society Membership

People’s Choice Winner

No

$310

$250 cash
$60 Hornsby Art Society Membership

Adjudication

The 2018 Hornsby Art Prize Adjudication Panel will comprise of Ms Roslyn Kean, Mr Greg Hansell, and Ms Rebecca Pierce.

Project partner

Hornsby Art Society

Presented as part of the 2018 Festival of the Arts