Agnes Kohler | Mirraa Kamarra (detail) | 2021 | acrylic on Belgian linen | 101 x 101.5cm | Image courtesy of the artist and MIART
Sunshine Coast Art Prize

The Sunshine Coast Art Prize is a dynamic visual arts award reflecting outstanding contemporary 2D arts practice in Australia. Now in its 16th year, this significant art award is the flagship event for the Sunshine Coast’s Regional Gallery in Caloundra, attracting entries from emerging and established artists across the nation.

Entries for the 2021 art prize have now closed.

The forty finalist artworks are on show in an exhibition at Caloundra Regional Gallery until 10 October 2021.

View the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2021 winners or the flipbook.

This year we are delighted to have Renai Grace joining us as guest judge for the judged prize categories (Major Prize, Highly Commended and Artist Residency awards). Winners will be revealed at the Winners Announcement event on 23 September. The artwork awarded with the Major Prize will be acquired into the Sunshine Coast Art Collection. A People’s Choice prize is also decided by way of public vote by exhibition visitors.

The Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2021 is proudly supported by Sunshine Coast Council, Argon Law Sunshine Coast, De Deyne family, Caloundra Chamber of Commerce, Coastline BMW, Montville Country Cabins, International Art Services and Horizon Festival 2021.