Waverley Art Prize 2021


Waverley Art Prize 2021: Call for Entries

With a main prize of $15,000, the 2021 Waverley Art Prize is open to painting, drawing, print & mixed media. Entries open on Friday 12 February and close midnight Friday 14 May 2021.

This year’s judges are artists Julian Meagher and Marisa Purcell.

2021 Prizes include:

  • Waverley Art Prize: $15,000 acquisitive
  • The Mayors Prize: $2,000 acquisitive
  • People’s Choice Prize: $500 non-acquisitive
  • Acrylic Painting Prize $500 worth of supplies sponsored by Matisse Derivan, non-acquisitive
  • Drawing Prize $500 sponsored by Waverley-Woollahra Art School, non-acquisitive

Entries close at midnight Friday 14th May.

Judging for this year’s prize will take place digitally and winners will be announced online on 15th July 2021.


With consideration to the current COVID cluster centred in the Waverley LGA we are delaying the announcement of the Waverley Art Prize winners until Thursday 15 July 2021. We appreciate your patience and look forward to making the announcement

Due to the art prize being digital, there will be no exhibition. The gallery will be fully available to view online only.

The Waverley Art Prize is supported by Waverley Council.