Hornsby Art Prize 2023 – Entries Open 5 June

Hornsby Shire Council invites entries for its popular national art competition, the Hornsby Art Prize, from 5 June.

The well-recognised annual event promotes and celebrates Australian Contemporary Art. The 13th Hornsby Art Prize is open to all visual artists living in Australia.

Artists are invited to submit works in the following categories: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Digital Art Stills and Sculpture. This year, the competition has an overall prize pool valued at $23,000, with the major prize worth $10,000. Hornsby Mayor Philip Ruddock praised the Art Prize for its significant contribution to Hornsby Shire’s cultural landscape.

“The Hornsby Art Prize provides our residents with a fantastic opportunity to experience contemporary art of the highest calibre first-hand in our own local area,” Mayor Ruddock said.

Entries are open until Tuesday 5 September and submissions are to be made online. Entry costs $40. All artworks must have been produced in the past two years, and not exhibited before.

The Hornsby Art Prize Finalists’ Exhibition will be held at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre from 19 October until 5 November.

For more information about the Hornsby Art Prize, or to enter, visit https://www.