Waverley Art Prize 2022

Waverley Art Prize

Entries have closed

The Waverley Art Prize 2022 is open to painting, drawing, print and mixed media. Entries were opened on 19 February 2022 and closed 5pm Friday 13 May 2022. 

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

Prizes include:

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 Closed: 13 May 2022
  • Finalists Announcement: 17 June 2022
  • Winners Announcement: July 2022

The History of the Waverley Art Prize

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. 

Waverley Council