Open to Australian contemporary artists working in any 2D medium, the award offers a prize pool of more than $30,000. Entries for the 2021 Art Prize have now closed.
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 will be determined by our guest judge Renai Grace, Director/CEO of the Museum of Brisbane. The major prizewinning artwork acquired into the Sunshine Coast Art Collection. Winners will be announced on 23 September.
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 announced: 10am Tuesday 15 June 2021 AEST
- Exhibition: 27 August to 10 October 2021
- Winners announced: 23 September 2021
- Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2021 Judge – Renai Grace, Director/CEO, Museum of Brisbane
Prizes and supporters
- 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 vehicles – supported by Coastline BMW.
- Artist Residency award – supported by Montville Country Cabins.
- Artwork transport and logistics – International Art Services (IAS).
- Presented in partnership with Horizon Festival.
- Supported by Friends Regional Gallery Caloundra Inc.
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