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Terms and Conditions for entry into the Waverley Art Prize 2023

The Waverley Art Prize 2023 is open to painting, drawing, print and mixed media. 

Entries closed on 14 May 2023.   Finalists were announced on June 6th 2023.

The finalist exhibition will be held at Bondi Pavilion from July 1 to August 13. 

This year’s Judges are Peter Sharp (Artist) and Katrina Cashman (Curator and Gallery Manager, National Art School).


  • 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 Local Prize: $1,000  non-acquisitive sponsored by WWAS
  • The People’s Choice Prize: $500  non-acquisitive

Key Dates

  • Entries Open: 17 February 2023
  • Entries Close: 14 May 2023
  • Finalists Announcement: 6 June 2023
  • Prize announcements: 30 June 2023
  • Exhibition: 1 July – 13 August 2023 at Bondi Pavilion Gallery


The Waverley Art Prize has been running since 1986 as a painting and drawing prize. In 2022, the sixty Finalist featured at the inaugural exhibition at the Bondi Pavilion Gallery.

The Waverley Art Prize is a prize aimed at early to mid-career artists. The Open Prize and Mayor’s Prize-winning works are acquired in the Waverley Council Collection and this year marks the introduction of the new Local Prize section, sponsored by Waverley Woollahra Art School.

Funds raised through the art prize help support Waverley Woollahra Art School to sustain their role as the longest running artist run initiative in Waverley.  This year is the 38th anniversary of the Waverley Art Prize.