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Waverley Art Prize 2024: Finalists Announced

The Waverley Art Prize 2024 is open to painting, drawing, print and mixed media.  This year’s Judges are Julia Gutman, artist and Joan Ross, 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 Local Prize: $1,000  non-acquisitive sponsored by WWAS
  • The People’s Choice Prize: $500  non-acquisitive

Key Dates

  • Entries open: 19 February 2024
  • Entries close: 13 May 2024
  • Finalists announcement: 12 June 2024
  • Prize announcements: 5 July 2024
  • Exhibition dates: 6 July – 18 August 2024
  • Finnisage and closing drinks: 18 August 2024


The Waverley Art Prize has been running since 1986 as a painting and drawing prize. This year the Waverley Art Prize is returning to the Bondi Pavilion Gallery as Bondi’s staple event in the local and national art prize calendar. The Waverley Art Prize is aimed for 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’s Prize section. The funds raised through the art prize support Waverley Woollahra Art School and help them sustain their role as the longest-running artist-run initiative in Waverley. This year is the 37th anniversary of the Waverley Art Prize.


WAP 2024 People’s Choice Voting Form

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