The 2023 winner of the Sunshine Coast Art Prize will take home $25,000 and joins ‘greats’ like Tony Albert, Peter Hudson, Raquel Ormella, Michael Cook, Diena Georgetti and Natalya Hughes in the Sunshine Coast Art Collection.
With that trajectory available, it’s no wonder the winner’s title has become one of the most hotly contested among Australian artists.
The visual art award is now in its 18th year and is a showcase for outstanding contemporary 2D arts practice in Australia, offering a total prize pool of more than $40,000.
There are four prize categories, including three professionally judged categories, as well as the popular People’s Choice award.
Sunshine Coast Council Arts Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowksi said the acquisitive prize was open to Australian contemporary artists working in any 2D medium including new media.
“All 40 artworks selected as finalists will be exhibited in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize exhibition from August 18 to October 15 at the Caloundra Regional Gallery.
“The exhibition very deliberately coincides with our 10-day multi-arts Horizon Festival, providing another outstanding outlet for the many cultural consumers that the festival draws to the region.” (Pictured:Kate Tucker, Major Art Prize winner.)
Submissions can be made online, with entries closing 11:59pm, May 14, 2023. For more details, including terms and conditions of entry, visit the Caloundra Regional Gallery website: gallery.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au