Entries are now open for the 2020 Mosman Art Prize.

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 prize for painting, the winning artworks collected 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 - $6,000
  • 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 2020 Mosman Art Prize will be judged by Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director of Artspace, Sydney.

During her tenure at Artspace, Glass-Kantor has initiated co-commissioned projects by Australian artists with peer institutions in fourteen countries. She is the Curator for the Encounters sector at Art Basel, Hong Kong (2015—ongoing), which is the curated sector for the presentation of large-scale installations. Since 2000 she has curated or co-curated over one hundred exhibitions across independent spaces, collecting institutions, biennials and festivals, facilitating international artists across generations to develop projects. In 2022 Glass-Kantor will curate artist Marco Fusinato for the Australian Pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia.


Receipt of Entries: Monday 10 August, 8am – 7pm. Artwork must be delivered to the Gallery on this day.

Please read the Terms and Conditions and the Frequently Asked Questions before submitting your online entry form.


An entry form must be completed online prior to the receipting day.


To find out more about the history of the Mosman Art Prize click here

The finalist exhibition will take place 26 August - 4 October 2020.

For enquiries please contact Jane Gillespie on 02 9978 4178 or j.gillespie@mosman.nsw.gov.au

Monday 10 August 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Grand Hall, Ground Floor, Mosman Art Gallery

$50 (plus admin fee) Entry Fee