Hornsby Art Prize

2017 Winners Announced

The winners of the 2017 Hornsby Art Prize were announced on Saturday night at an award ceremony at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre.

Mount Colah artist Lyndall Beck has won the top award, taking home $10,000 for her nine beautifully painted scenes of Asquith.

Full list of winners below.

AwardArtistTitleAquisitive Prize valuePrize
Hornsby Art Prize Lyndall Beck Asquith Postcards No $10,060
  • $10,000 cash
  • $60 Hornsby Art Society Membership
Hornsby Shire Emerging Artist Award Samantha Wiltshire Garney Jen No $4060
  • $3000 cash
  • A supported solo exhibition at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre in 2017 – worth approximately $1000
  • $60 Hornsby Art Society Membership
Wallarobba Outstanding Local Artist Lyndall Beck Hornsby Postcards 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 Jeska Valk Blind No $1060
  • $1000 cash
  • $60 Hornsby Art Society Membership
Category Winner - Printmaking Kirtika Kain Strathum No $1060
  • $1000 cash
  • $60 Hornsby Art Society Membership
Category Winner - Drawing Greg Warburton High Country No $1060
  • $1000 cash
  • $60 Hornsby Art Society Membership
Category Winner - 3D Works Jenny Green Lyrical 4 No $1060
  • $1000 cash
  • $60 Hornsby Art Society Membership
People's Choice Winner TBA TBA No $310
  • $250 cash
  • $60 Hornsby Art Society Membership

People's Choice Award

Vote for your favourite artwork in the Hornsby Art Prize People's Choice Award. Visit our Facebook page and "like" the artwork that you think deserves to win.

Voting closes Sunday 26 November, 3.30pm

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 Wallarobba Outstanding Local Artist Awards.

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

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.

Information for participating artists

The judges have now completed the first two stages of the adjudication process for the 2017 Hornsby Art Prize Competition. Over 400 entries were received into this year's competition. The 2017 finalists for the Hornsby Art Prize Finalists' Exhibition are listed here.

Council and the Hornsby Art Prize Project Team would like to thank all the artists who have entered this year's competition. For the artists who were unsuccessful in this year's competition, thank you for your support. We wish you all the best with your creative and artistic endeavours over the next year and hope to see you at the exhibition this year or in the exhibition in future.

Collecting your work artwork

In person: Artists must collect their work on Sunday 26 November from Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre from 5pm-7pm.

By courier: Commercial Couriers may prearrange to collect artworks on Monday 27 November between 9am and 5pm by calling the Arts Officer on 9847 6572.

Via Artist representative: An artists’ representative must have a copy of the email advising artists of their inclusion into the HAP exhibition, a signed letter of authorisation to collect the artwork and ID. Artists are advised to email the Arts/Cultural Development Officer of the name of their representative.

Uncollected works: Works not collected at the advised date/time can only be collected by calling 9847 6572. Uncollected works will attract a fee of $15.00 per artwork, per day following the collection date. Works not collected by Friday 8 December 2017 will be disposed of at the discretion of Hornsby Shire Council.

Location

Wallarobba Map

Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre is located at 25 Edgeworth David Ave, Hornsby, behind the children’s playground, Willow Park. It is a seven minute walk from Waitara station or ten minute walk from Hornsby Station. Transdev-Shorelink Buses operate the 594H or 575 services from Hornsby Station, which stop directly outside the Centre – ask for Willow Park or corner of Sherbrook Rd and Edgeworth David Ave.

Parking

There is parking available on site, or in the surrounding streets – outlined in green on the abovementioned map.

Adjudication

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

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