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Terms and Conditions for entry into the Waverley Art Prize 2023

Congratulations to Carolyn Craig @carolyncraig_cc who has won the 37th annual Waverley Art Prize for her compelling mixed media work RE/Mediation, My mother’s broom. Craig won the $15,000 Open Prize for her work exploring domestic labour and relationships.

Congratulations to the following prize winners who were selected from over 700 entries.

• Mayor’s Prize: Damian Dillon @elvismost , Bloodflowers. Highly Commended: Carol Archer @carolarcher_art , Thicket

• Local Prize: Onrie Radovic, @onrieradovic Calibration 20

The Waverley Art Prize 2023 finalist exhibition was held at Bondi Pavilion from June 30 to August 13. It was amazing to see you all @bondipavilionofficial.

This year’s Judges were 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


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.