Established in 1947, the Mosman Art Prize is Australia's oldest and most prestigious local government art award. It was founded by the artist, architect and arts advocate, Alderman Allan Gamble, at a time when only a small handful of art prizes were in existence in Australia and the community had very little support and few opportunities to exhibit their work.

As an acquisitive art award for painting, the winning artworks collected since 1947 form a splendid collection of modern and contemporary Australian art, reflecting all the developments in Australian art practice since 1947.


  • Mosman Art Prize (major acquisitive prize) - $50,000
  • Margaret Olley Commendation Award supported by Gillian and the late Brian Jones - $5,000
  • Allan Gamble Award supported by Christine and the late Hugh Fraser - $3,000
  • Guy Warren Emerging Artists’ Award (under 35) supported by Fourth Village Providore - $2,000
  • Viewers’ Choice Award supported by Mosman Art Society - $1,000

The 2018 Mosman Art Prize will be judged by artist and former Mosman Art Prize winner Cressida Campbell.

Cressida Campbell is an Australian artist who lives and works in Sydney. She graduated from East Sydney Technical College (now known as the National Art School) in 1979 and Yoshida Hanga Academy, Tokyo in 1985. She has had 25 solo exhibitions in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and London and has contributed to numerous group exhibitions. In 2017 Cressida participated in a two-person exhibition at Contemporary Fine Arts (CFA) in Berlin and in the last two years exhibited at Art Basel Hong Kong for CFA and Simon Lee Gallery, London. A Mosman Art Prize winner in 1989, her work has been acquired by major museum collections in Australia and internationally, and she has been awarded several important art awards.


Mosman Art Prize Finalists

Congratulations to the finalists for the 2018 Mosman Art Prize. With over 660 artworks received this year, the judge Cressida Campbell had the very difficult task of selecting 105 artworks as finalists for the exhibition.

The much anticipated announcement of the winners will take place on Tuesday 25 September.

Below is the list of 2018 Mosman Art Prize Finalists.


If your artwork does not appear on this list you must come and collect it from the Mosman Art Gallery between Tuesday 18 September and Wednesday 19 September between the hours of 10am – 6pm and Thursday 20 September between the hours of 10am – 7pm.

Courier works must be collected on Wednesday 19 September or Thursday 20 September between 10am – 5pm. Works not collected cannot be stored at the Gallery so collection on these dates is essential for the safety of the artwork.

To find out more about the history of Mosman Art Prize CLICK HERE




Wednesday 26 September - Sunday 18 November