Sunshine Art Prize 2016 Winner: Michael Cook | Mother – Tennis | 2016 | digital photograph inkjet on photo rag | 80 x 120 cm
Prize Details

The Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2017 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.

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.


Major Prize – $25,000 cash 
Sponsored by Audi Centre Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Coast Council

Highly Commended Prize – $5,000 cash 
Sponsored by De Deyne Family

People’s Choice Prize – $2,500 cash 
Sponsored by Caloundra Chamber of Commerce

Sunshine Coast Art Prize Residency
Presented by Montville Country Cabins and Caloundra Regional Gallery

Key dates

  • Entries open: Wednesday 8 February
  • Entries close: Friday 31 March
  • Exhibition dates: Thursday 17 August to Sunday 8 October
  • Official Opening and winners announced: Thursday 31 August, 5.30 pm
  • Exhibition venue: Caloundra Regional Gallery


Angela Goddard is the judge for the Sunshine Coast Prize 2017. Angela is the Director of Griffith Artworks, responsible for the Griffith University Art Collection and the Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane. Angela was previously the Curator of Australian Art at the Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA).