2018 entries open mid-June

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.

The Mosman Art Prize is open to original paintings in any painting medium such as watercolour, acrylic and oil. To qualify for adjudication the work must be substantially painted and can incorporate to a lesser extent other mediums such as drawing (pencil, pastel, charcoal, etc.), printmaking and collage. Photography and sculpture are specifically excluded. All work entered is to be produced after 1 July 2017 and must be the original work of the exhibitor.

The maximum size of works entered in the Prize is an area of 2m² (i.e. length × width is no more than 2m², including frame) e.g.1.50m × 1.33m = 2.0m², 2.00m × 1.00m = 2.0m².

Prizes:

  • Mosman Art Prize (major acquisitive prize) - $50,000
  • Commendation Prize
  • Allan Gamble Memorial Art Prize
  • Emerging Artists’ Prize (under 35)
  • Viewers’ Choice Prize

Receipt of entries - Monday 10 September

When
Wednesday 26 September - Sunday 18 November