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Northern Beaches Art Prize 2018

The annual Northern Beaches Art Prize (formerly Warringah Art Prize) began in 1955. Since then, it has become the Northern Beaches’ most prestigious art competition. 

The 2018 Northern Beaches Art Prize exhibitions will be held at the Creative Space in North Curl Curl from 10am to 4pm daily. The exhibitions are free to attend.

  • General & Small Sculpture - Friday 10 August to Sunday 19 August 
  • Youth & Waste-to-Art - Friday 24 August to Sunday 2 September 
     

General & Small Sculpture Exhibition

Open from Friday 10 August - Sunday 19 August 

General Category

The General category includes two-dimensional original paintings or drawings in any medium, printmaking, collage and photography.

Prizes in General Category

Winner, sponsored by Northern Beaches Council $6,000 
Honourable Mention – Painting, sponsored by Northern Beaches Council $1,000 
Honourable Mention – Works on Paper, sponsored by Northern Beaches Council$1,000  
Honourable Mention – Photography, sponsored by Framers Warehouse$500 + $500 Framers Warehouse Voucher
Encouragement Award, sponsored by ArtSmart$500 
People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Dee Why RSL
$1,000 

Small Sculpture Category

The Small Sculpture category are freestanding, non-site-specific, three-dimensional objects, maximum 40cm diameter.

Prizes in Small Sculpture Category

Winner, sponsored by Dee Why RSL$4,000
Honourable Mention, sponsored by Dee Why RSL$1,000
Encouragement Award, sponsored by Dee Why RSL$500
People's Choice Award, sponsored by Dee Why RSL$1,000

Waste-to-Art & Youth Exhibition 

Open from Friday 24 August - Sunday 2 September

Waste-to-Art Category

The Waste-to-Art category include original works of art, sculpture, clothing, collage and jewellery. The artworks must be made from re-used or recycled materials.

Prizes in Waste-to-Art Category

Winner, sponsored by Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre $4,000
Honourable Mention, sponsored by Northern Beaches Council $1,000
Encouragement Award, sponsored by Cunninghams Real Estate $500 
People's Choice Award, sponsored by Dee Why RSL$1,000

Youth Category 

Youth artworks are two-dimensional original paintings or drawings in any medium, printmaking, collage and photography.

Prizes in Youth Category

Winner, sponsored by Freshwater Community Bank$1,500 
Junior Honourable Mention (10 - 14yrs), sponsored by Freshwater Community Bank$400 
Senior Honourable Mention (15 - 18yrs), sponsored by Freshwater Community Bank$400
Photography (10 - 18yrs), sponsored by Framers Warehouse $400
Encouragement Award (15 - 18yrs), sponsored by KALOF $200 
Encouragement Award (10 - 14yrs), sponsored by KALOF$200
People's Choice Award, sponsored by KALOF $400 

Important Information for Artists 

Entries to the Northern Beaches Art Prize 2018 closed on Sunday 24 June. 

General and Small Sculpture Categories

General Category

Small Sculpture Category

Entries OpenTuesday 1 May
Entries CloseSunday 24 June
Artists selected for Round 2 are notifiedMonday 16 July
Round 2 artwork drop offSunday 5 August (between 5-8pm)
Finalists are notifiedTuesday 7 August
Awards nightThursday 9 August
Exhibition opens to the publicFriday 10 - Sunday 19 August
People's Choice Awards and artwork collection Sunday 19 August (between 3-5pm)

Waste-to-Art and Youth Categories

Waste-to-Art Category

Youth Category

Entries OpenTuesday 1 May
Entries CloseSunday 24 June
Artists selected for Round 2 are notifiedMonday 16 July
Round 2 artwork drop offSunday 19 August (between 5-8pm)
Finalists are notifiedTuesday 21 August
Awards nightThursday 23 August
Exhibition opens to the publicFriday 24 August - Sunday 2 September
People's Choice Awards and artwork collection Sunday 2 September (between 3-5pm)

Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors of the Northern Beaches Art Prize: Dee Why RSL Club, Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre, Freshwater Community Bank, Framers WarehouseArtSmart and Cunninghams Real Estate.

If you're interested in sponsorship for 2019, we’d be thrilled to hear from you.

More information

Please contact the Northern Beaches Council Events Team. Call 9942 2577 or email events@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors of the Northern Beaches Art Prize.  
Jacquie Maynard with Lotus Garden

Jacquie Maynard with Lotus Garden