Hornsby Art Prize

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 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.

Entry Now Open

Entries to the Hornsby Art Prize 2018 are now open.

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

Entries close midnight, Tuesday 31 July 2018.

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

Lyndall Beck, Asquith Postcards

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

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.

The Hornsby Art Prize Finalists’ Exhibition

The Hornsby Art Prize Finalists’ Exhibition will be held at two locations:

Categories including Painting, Drawing, Printmaking and 3D Works will be exhibited at:

Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Ave, Hornsby
Wednesday 17 – Sunday 28 October, 10am-4pm daily

The category of Digital Art – Stills will be exhibited at:

Hornsby Library Exhibition Space, Hornsby Library, 28-44 George St, Hornsby
Wednesday 17 – Sunday 28 October, Mon-Fri 10am to 9pm, Saturday 9:30am to 5pm and Sunday 2pm to 5pm

Please contact Hornsby Library to ensure access to the exhibition at the time that you wish to attend on (02) 9847 6813.

The Award Night will be held on Saturday 20 October from 6pm. Attendance is free, registration essential. To reserve your tickets click here.

Important dates for the 2018 Hornsby Art Prize

Entries open Tuesday 1 May
Entries close Tuesday 31 July
Finalist’s announced Wednesday 19 September
Courier drop off for artworks 10am-4pm, Thursday 11 and Friday 12 October
Main drop off for artwork 5pm - 7pm, Sunday 14 October
Exhibition opens to public 17 – Sunday 28 October
Award Night 6pm, Saturday 20 October
Exhibition de-installation and collection 5pm – 7pm, Sunday 28 October
Courier collection 10am-4pm, Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 October

Project partner

Hornsby Art Society

Presented as part of the 2018 Festival of the Arts