Hornsby Art Prize

Hornsby Art Prize 2024

The Hornsby Art Prize is organised and sponsored by Hornsby Shire Council and delivered in partnership with the Hornsby Art Society. This year, the art prize has an overall prize pool value of $23,000, with the major prize $10,000. Categories include Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Digital Art Stills/Digital Photography and Sculpture. The non-acquisitive prize celebrates Australian Contemporary Art and is open to all Australian residents aged 18 years and over. It also celebrates Hornsby Shire residents with the Hornsby Shire Local Artist Award with a prize of $5,000. The Hornsby Art Prize Finalists’ Exhibition will be held at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, Hornsby, 25 October - 10 November 2024, Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-4pm. Free entry.

Hornsby Art PrizeKey dates
Call for entries open 3 June 2024
Entries close 8 August 2024
Award ceremony 25 October 2024
Exhibition 25 October – 10 November 2024
Hornsby Art Prize Winner $10,000
Hornsby Shire Local Artist Award $5,000
Painting Award $1,500
Sculpture Award $1,500
Printmaking Award $1,500
Digital Art Stills/Digital Photography Award $1,500
Drawing Award $1,500
People's Choice Award $500

Required for your online entry:

  • A digital image of your artwork
  • An artist statement – maximum 150 words
  • Entry fee: $40 per entry
  • Limit two (2) entries per person

Please note that there are size and weight limits for artworks.
Weight limit: 15kg
Size limit: The maximum size for 2D artworks is limited to 120cm in any one direction (painting, drawing, printmaking, and digital art stills). The maximum size of 3D artworks is limited to 85cm in any one direction (sculpture).

For more information please contact:

Kathryn Beattie, Arts and Cultural Development Officer
Phone: 9847 4817

Project Partner

Hornsby Art Society