Local Contemporary Art Prize 2024

Reflections on here and now | 22 Mar to 5 May 2024

Local Contemporary Art Prize 2024
Benjamin Hedstrom | Creek Reflection I (Coolum) (detail) | 2023 | oil on linen | 101 x 101cm | Winner of Local Artist – Local Content Art Prize 2023 | Image courtesy of the artist

Local Contemporary Art Prize 2024: reflections on here and now celebrates the diversity of visual arts practice across the Sunshine Coast. Caloundra Regional Gallery, in partnership with the Gallery's Friends, invited artists living within the Sunshine Coast and Noosa regions, working across all mediums, to submit 2D and 3D works for the Prize.

Originally known as Local Artist – Local Content, the annual art prize was created by the Friends Regional Gallery Caloundra Inc. (‘Friends’) in 2014. Now in its tenth year, the prize has been given fresh energy via its new name Local Contemporary Art Prize, reflecting the here and now of artists living and working on the Sunshine Coast.

Forty finalists have been selected for the exhibition and winners will share in $17,000 prize money, thanks to this year’s sponsors: Friends of the Gallery, Mary Henzell Investments, Localvolts and Geoff Lyons Solicitors.

Presented by the Caloundra Regional Gallery and the Friends of the Regional Gallery, Caloundra.

LocationEventDate and timeRegistration
Caloundra Regional GalleryLaunch/Winners'
Thursday 21 March, 6-8pmRegister
Caloundra Regional GalleryExhibitionFriday 22 March to Sunday 5 May 2024Not required
Caloundra Regional GalleryPeople’s Choice Award AnnouncementSaturday 27 April, 11amComing soon

Also see the Local Student Art Prize 2024 exhibition.