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 were 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.

2018 Winners

Prize Artist NameCategory Artwork Title
Hornsby Art Prize Major Award Clifford How Painting Forgotten Pond 2
Wallarobba Outstanding Local Artist Ross Philip 3D Works Sweet success
Hornsby Shire Emerging Artist Ben Walsh Painting Kitten
Category Winner: Digital Art - Stills Tamara Whyte Digital Art - Stills Kastom A Service
Category Winner: Painting Paul McKnight Painting Iranian primrose
Category winner: Drawing Stephen Hall Drawing Death of Queen Jane
Category winner: Printmaking Dean Brown Printmaking Back to work again
Category winner: 3D Works Kay Donaldson 3D Works The dog fence/Coober Pedy
Honourable Mention: Wallarobba Outstanding Local Artist Award Marjatta Kaukomaa 3D Works Caged Hermes
Honourable Mention: Hornsby Shire Emerging Artist Janine Eddison 3D Works From earth to earth
Honourable Mention: Digital Art - Stills Jenny Pollak Digital Art - Stills Tom with wall
Honourable Mention: Digital Art - Stills Marieke Dench Digital Art - Stills Gourd tree
Honourable Mention: Painting Hyun Jin Lee Painting Tales of Clovelly Rd III
Honourable Mention: Drawing Jacki Fewtrell-Gobert Drawing Near Brooklyn School
Honourable Mention: Printmaking Lana Wilding Printmaking Kakadu Pond
Honourable Mention: 3D Works Assaf Carmeli 3D Works One last herbarium

Project partner

Hornsby Art Society

Presented as part of the 2018 Festival of the Arts