Sunshine Art Prize 2017 Winner: Raquel Ormella | Worker's Blues #1 (detail) | 2016 | work uniforms, hi-vis fabric, cotton | 140 x 140 cm
Prize Details

The Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2018 is a national contemporary acquisitive award presented by Sunshine Coast Council. The award is open to any artist who is an Australian resident, working in a 2D medium.

The Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2018 offers a prize pool of more than $30,000 in cash and prizes including:

  • an acquisitive major prize of $25,000 cash
  • a non-acquisitive Highly Commended prize of $5,000
  • a non-acquisitive People’s Choice prize of $2,500
  • a Sunshine Coast Art Prize Residency sponsored by Caloundra Regional Gallery.

Forty finalists will be selected for exhibition at the Caloundra Regional Gallery and the winning work will be added to the Sunshine Coast Art Collection.

Key dates

  • Entries open: Thursday 8 February, 9.00 am AEST (QLD)
  • Entries close: Monday 9 April, 5.00 pm AEST (QLD)
  • Exhibition dates: Thursday 16 August to Sunday 14 October
  • Official opening and winners announced: Thursday 30 August, 6.00 pm
  • Exhibition venue: Caloundra Regional Gallery


Entries have now closed.