Natalya Hughes | Gestural Body Painting (2020) (detail) | acrylic on poly | Winner, Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2020 | Image courtesy of the artist, Milani Gallery, Brisbane and Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney | Photographic credit: Charlie Hillhouse.
Sunshine Coast Art Prize

The acquisitive Sunshine Coast Art Prize is a dynamic visual arts award reflecting outstanding contemporary 2D arts practice in Australia.

The diverse range of 40 finalist works by established and emerging artists from across the country are showcased in an annual exhibition at Caloundra Regional Gallery. The winning artwork is acquired into the Sunshine Coast Art Collection.

Coming soon! Entries for the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2021 open at 9am on Monday 22 February.

Key dates

  • Call for entries: 22 February to 10 May 2021
  • Finalists announced: 15 June 2021
  • Exhibition: 27 August to 10 October 2021

Prizes and supporters

  • Major Prize $25,000 - funded by major sponsor Argon Law and Sunshine Coast Council
  • Highly Commended prize $5,000 - sponsored by the De Deyne Family
  • People’s Choice prize $2,500 - funded by the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce
  • Artist residency prize – supported by Montville Country Cabins
  • Sunshine Coast Art Cars wrapped with selected finalist artworks - supported by Coastline BMW
  • Finalist artwork logistics – supported by International Art Services (IAS)