The art prize is now closed.
Open to Australian contemporary artists working in any 2D medium, the award offers a prize pool of more than $30,000.
The forty artworks selected as finalists will be exhibited at the Regional Gallery in Caloundra from 27 August to 10 October 2021.
The recipients of the Major prize, Highly Commended and artist residency awards will be determined by our guest judge, with the major prizewinning artwork acquired into the Sunshine Coast Art Collection.
This year, the gallery is delighted to be joined by esteemed guest judge Renai Grace, who has a celebrated career in the creative sector and is the current Director/CEO of the Museum of Brisbane.
A People’s Choice prize will also be awarded, as voted by exhibition visitors.
Key dates and information
- Entries open: 9am Monday 22 February 2021 AEST
- Entries close: 5pm Monday 10 May 2021 AEST
- Finalists will be announced: 10am Tuesday 15 June 2021 AEST
- Exhibition dates: 27 August to 10 October 2021
- The Winners announcement: 23 September 2021
- Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2021 Judge – Renai Grace, Director/CEO, Museum of Brisbane
Prizes and supporters
- Total Prize money – Over $30,000
- Major Prize $25,000 – funded by major sponsor Argon Law Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Coast Council.
- Highly Commended prize $5,000 – sponsored by the De Deyne Family.
- People’s Choice Prize: $2,500 – sponsored by the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce.
- Art prize cars – supported by Coastline BMW.
- Artist Residency – sponsored by Montville Country Cabins.
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