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Call for Entries

With an annual prize pool worth $15000, the 2022 Waverley Art Prize 2022 is open to painting, drawing, print and mixed media. Entries opened 19 February 2022 and close 5pm Friday 13 May 2022.

This year’s Judges are Daniel Mudie Cunningham (Director Programs, Carriageworks) and Michelle Cawthorn (artist)


  • Open Prize: $15,000 and acquisition into the Waverley Council Collection
  • The Mayor’s Prize: $2,000 and acquisition into the Waverley Council Collection
  • The Climate and Environment Prize: $1,500 non-acquisitive
  • The Drawing Prize: $1,000 non-acquisitive
  • The People’s Choice Prize: $500 non-acquisitive

Key Dates

  • Entries Open: 19 February 2022
  • Entries Close: 13 May 2022
  • Finalists Announcement: June 2022
  • Prize announcements: 1 July 2022
  • Exhibition dates: 2 July – 29 August 2022


The Waverley Art Prize has been running since 1986 as a painting and drawing prize. This year the Waverley Art Prize exhibition is moving to the Bondi Pavilion Gallery and is the featured inaugural exhibition that will open the new gallery space. The Waverley Art Prize is a community prize aimed for early to mid-career artists. The Open Prize and Mayor’s Prize-winning works are acquired in the Waverley Council Collection. The funds raised through the art prize support Waverley Woollahra Art School continue as the longest-running artist-run initiative in Waverley. This year is the 36th anniversary of the Waverley Art Prize.

The Waverley Art Prize is supported by Waverley Council.

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