Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2019 entries closing soon
  • Monday 18 March 2019
sunshine coast art prize, madeleine kelly

Artists from across the country are encouraged to get their entries in for the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2019, with submissions closing on April 8.

The Art Prize is one of the most prestigious regional 2D art prizes in Australia and offers a major cash prize of $25,000 sponsored by Sunshine Coast Council.

The high-profile award is expected to attract entries from some of Australia’s best contemporary and emerging artists.

The 2019 judge, Alison Kubler, who has more than 20 years’ experience working as a curator in museums and galleries across Australia, will have the enviable task of selecting this year’s winner.

Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2019 finalists will be announced in April and will be showcased in an exhibition held at Caloundra Regional Gallery from July 24 to September 15.

The winning work will be acquired into the Sunshine Coast Art Collection.

Prize details

The Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2019 offers a prize pool of more than $30,000 in cash and prizes including:

  • an acquisitive major prize of $25,000 cash sponsored by Sunshine Coast Council
  • a non-acquisitive Highly Commended prize of $5000 sponsored by the De Deyne family
  • a non-acquisitive People’s Choice prize of $2500 sponsored by Caloundra Chamber of Commerce
  • a Sunshine Coast Art Prize Residency sponsored by Caloundra Regional Gallery and Montville Country Cabins.

For more details, including terms and conditions of entry, visit the Caloundra Regional Gallery website.

Entry is open to any Australian resident.

View a gallery of previous Sunshine Coast Art Prize winners on the gallery website.

Owned and operated by Sunshine Coast Council, Caloundra Regional Gallery is located at 22 Omrah Avenue and is open Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am - 2pm.

You can follow Caloundra Regional Gallery on Facebook and Instagram @caloundraregionalgallery

Image: Madeleine Kelly, Allowable Forms and Unconscious Facts (detail), 2018, acrylic and oil on polyester, 137 x 101cm