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Urban Sunset by Suzy King, Finalist 2023

9 x 5 Landscape Art Prize 2024

Now in its ninth year, the Waverley Woollahra Art School’s 9×5 Landscape Art Prize continues to attract artists eager to explore Australia’s Impressionist tradition. The competition echoes the spontaneity of its predecessors who famously painted outdoors on small cigar boxes.

Cost to enter:
$45 for one entry
$70 for two entries
$100 for three entries
Postage charge is a flat rate of $10


  • First Prize: $2,000
  • Second Prize: ‘Best Local Beach Scene’: $1,000
  • More prizes to be announced.

Important Dates & Information

  • 20 May: Entries open
  • 2 August: Entries close
  • 28 August: Finalists notified
  • 13 August: Final deadline to receive finalists’ works
  • 26 September: Judging and exhibition
  • 26 September: Exhibition closes
Age Range Open to participants over 16 years of age
Medium Paintings in any medium, including oil, acrylic or watercolour
Size 9in X 5in (22.86cm x 12.7cm)
Material Painted on a plywood board, supplied free with each entry.
Theme Open (must be a landscape)
Entries Open 20 May
Entries Close 2 August
Judges Joanna Cole & Alan Jones


Joanna Cole and Alan D Jones

Joanna Cole, a visual artist based in Bondi, holds a Master of Art with excellence from UNSW and earned honours in a Bachelor of Visual Communication from the University of South Australia. Primarily a landscape painter, Joanna delves into the human condition through environmental and cultural themes, particularly centred around the Eucalyptus tree. While her preferred mediums are oil on board and linen, she continuously experiments with techniques to authentically capture the essence of the outdoors.

In 2022, Joanna achieved Finalist status in the prestigious Waverley Art Prize. Today, she channels her passion for art into teaching, leading plein air workshops at Woollahra Gallery in Redleaf and Ku-Ring-Gai Art Centre. 

Joanna uses time and gesture as a way to tell stories about our contemporary outlooks. With an emphasis on being in the moment and understanding place, road trips and residencies form the basis of a deepening curiosity about the relationships between the natural environment and humanity.

Alan Daniel Jones’ work explores ideas that surround notions of identity. Jones works across a broad spectrum of mediums and takes a personal approach to the subject matter. Through this process, Jones aims to communicate the intricacies of human connections and how his roots subsequently influence his work.

He earned an Advanced Diploma of Fine Arts in 1997 from the National Art School and later a Bachelor of Fine Arts, supported by the Pat Corrigan Travelling Scholarship for Painting. Winning the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship in 2004 led to residencies in Europe. 

A finalist in prestigious art prizes like the Archibald, Wynne, and Sulman Prizes, Jones has received accolades including the Vincent Prize in 2022 and the Mosman Art Prize in 2015. His works adorn collections like the National Portrait Gallery and Art Gallery of South Australia. With over thirty solo exhibitions and participation in curated group shows across continents, Jones continues to share his vision from his home in Eora/Sydney, Australia.