Thursday, 27 April 2017




In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and 20 years of the Bach Cantata Program at St Johns Southgate visual artists are invited to submit original artworks for the 2017 Art Prize and exhibition to be held from October to December. Total prize money of $4500 (Children’s Art Prize totaling $500). A non-acquisitive art award.


The project is a revival and reimagining of the much loved Transporting Art program which ran from 1978 to 1993 and resulted in 36 painted trams being rolled out across the Melbourne network. Artists such as Howard Arkley, Mirka Mora, Michael Leunig, Elizabeth Gower and Trevor Nichols participated in this program.
2016 brought together a collection of works from Damiano Bertoli, Eddie Botha, Jon Cattapan, Joceline Lee, Mimi Leung, Reko Rennie, emerging artist Eliza Dyball and the re-imagining of the iconic Smith Street Women’s mural by Megan Evans and Eve Glenn


The Award is open to artists living and working in Australia who are Australian citizens or have been Australian residents for 12 months or more. 
The entry must be: a new portrait completed since 1 April 2015, owned and created by the artist; not previously exhibited (including online but excluding the entrant’s personal webpage or social media platform), shown in competitions or awarded a prize; photographic, archivally sound, still and two-dimensional; within the size limits and able to be hung on or pinned to Gallery walls. 
The Judge will be looking for excellence in photographic technique, creativity and originality to the standards prescribed by the Director, Tweed Regional Gallery.

Entry is limited to one per person and the entry fee is $33.00 (incl. GST). Entry form, fee and image must be received by 5.00pm Friday 12 May 2017. Entry Fee can be paid online via PayPal and entry emailed or posted to the Gallery.

To find out more please download the entry conditions and entry form (620kB PDF) or contact the Gallery on 02 6670 2790 or via email

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