Hornsby Art Prize

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 2017, there are four different entry categories; including Painting, Drawing, Printmaking and 3D works. 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 Hornsby Shire Outstanding Local Artist Awards.

Image: Janet Tavener, Gold Plated. Photo credit: Jo Dickerson.

Entry

Entries now open

All information regarding entry into the Hornsby Art Prize can be found in the Hornsby Art Prize Conditions of Entry.

Entries close midnight, Sunday 10 September, 2017.

Hornsby Art Prize Conditions of Entry - 188kb

Hornsby Art Prize Frequently Asked Questions - 210kb

Prizes

In 2017, there are four different entry categories: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking and 3D Works. 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 Hornsby Shire 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 Hornsby Shire 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.


2017 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 2017 – worth approximately $1000
  • $60 Hornsby Art Society Membership
Hornsby Shire Outstanding Local Artist No $4060
  • $3000 cash
  • A supported solo exhibition at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre in 2017 – 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
People's Choice Winner No $310
  • $250 cash
  • $60 Hornsby Art Society Membership

Adjudication

The 2017 Hornsby Art Prize Adjudication Panel will comprise of Ms Roslyn Kean, Mr Greg Hansell, and Ms Rebecca Pierce.

The Hornsby Art Prize Finalists Exhibition

The Hornsby Art Prize Finalists Exhibition will be held at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Ave, Hornsby from Wednesday 15 November through to Sunday 26 November.

The Award and Opening Night will be held on Saturday 18 November 2017 from 6pm. Attendance is free, registration essential. To reserve your tickets register here.

Important dates for the 2017 Hornsby Art Prize

  • Entries open - Monday 19 June
  • Entries close - Sunday 10 September
  • Finalist's announced - Wednesday 25 October
  • Courier drop off for artworks - 10am-4pm, Friday 10 November
  • Main drop off for artworks - 5pm-7pm, Sunday 12 November
  • Exhibition opens to public - Wednesday 15 to Sunday 26 November
  • Award Night - 6pm, Saturday 18 November
  • Exhibition de-installation and collection - 5pm-7pm, Sunday 26 November
  • Courier collection - 10am-4pm, Monday 27 November

Project partner:

Hornsby Art Society