Images

  • Matthew Harkness, Bioplastic Waste Dustpan & Brush

  • Andrew Kaineder, Mourning Country, film still

  • Jessie French, Algae Bioplastic Tableware (detail) 

  • Environmental Art & Design Prize exhibition 2021 installation . Photo by Greg Piper

  • Environmental Art & Design Prize exhibition 2021 installation . Photo by Greg Piper

  • Environmental Art & Design Prize exhibition 2021 installation . Photo by Greg Piper

  • Environmental Art & Design Prize exhibition 2021 installation . Photo by Greg Piper

  • Environmental Art & Design Prize exhibition 2021 installation . Photo by Greg Piper

  • Environmental Art & Design Prize exhibition 2021 installation . Photo by Greg Piper

  • Environmental Art & Design Prize exhibition 2021 installation . Photo by Greg Piper

How are you responding to our climate emergency? What are your environmental concerns? What are your innovative and creative ideas for a better future? How are you advocating for our planet through your creative practice? 

Artists and designers, are agents of change, often taking the lead in responding to environmental or societal challenges.This year we are calling on artists and designers Australia-wide, to share their unique perspectives and creative ideas for positive change in the 2022 Environmental Art & Design Prize.

Open to painting, photography, digital media, ceramics, functional and textile design and more, the Environmental Art & Design Prize is an annual non acquisitive award with nine categories and a prize pool over $40,000.

The exhibition of finalist works will be displayed at Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Curl Curl Creative Space and Mona Vale Pop Up Gallery in August 2022. Winners to be awarded by the external judging panel of leading creative practitioners and thinkers: environmental artist Janet Laurence, designer and founder KITX Kit Willow, architect and USYD lecturer Dr Michael Mossman.

Keep an eye out on our website or subscribe to sign up for Environmental Art & Design Prize email alerts below. 

For more information, please contact us via email or call 1300 434 434.

Key dates

- Entries open 10am, 16 March
- Entries close 5pm, 25 May 2022
- Exhibition of finalist work 5 - 28 August 2022

Categories and prizes

The $40,000+ prize pool will be shared across the following categories, as well as the People’s Choice Awards.

OPEN ($5,000 each category, open to artists/designers 19 years and older)

  • Ceramics & small sculpture
  • Film & video
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Painting & mixed media
  • Works on paper & photography
  • Wearable design
  • Functional design

YOUNG ARTISTS & DESIGNERS ($2,000 each age category for work in any medium listed above).

The age of the artist/designer is the age as of 11 May 2022.

  • Young artists & designers: 7-12 years
  • Young artists & designers: 13-18 years

Entries now open

Artists and designers across the country are now welcome to submit entries.

Please read the Terms and Conditions of Entry before commencing your entry form.

Closes at 5pm, Wednesday 25 May 2022.

Past winners

We congratulate our past winners and thank them for the outstanding entries they have submitted.

Read more detail and view the works.

Entry form

Artists and designers across the country are now welcome to submit entries. Closes at 5pm, Wednesday 25 May 2022.

Judges

Meet the 2022 Judges - Janet Laurence, artist; Dr Michael Mossman, academic lecturer and researcher; and fashion designer, Kit Willow.

Creative Toolkit: Made by nature, 2021. Work and details by Ivy Whiteman 

Sponsors

Thank you to the 2022 Northern Beaches Environmental Art and Design Prize Sponsors.

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