Hornsby Art Prize is welcoming guests to the much-anticipated The Finalists Exhibition, where the top artworks chosen for 2019’s entrants are displayed, showing breathtaking skill and impressive technical skill across the five categories of Painting, Printmaking, Drawing, 3D Works and Digital Art Still.
The Hornsby Art Prize is an annual visual arts competition and exhibition delivered by Hornsby Shire Council in partnership with the Hornsby Art Society. Last year’s major winner announcement saw a “small, intimate” painting won Clifford How the $10,000 prize money.
Don’t miss seeing this year’s finalists works!
The Finalists Exhibition is a presentation of the top artworks chosen by a panel of judges from 2019 from five categories, Painting, Printmaking, Drawing, 3D Works and Digital Art Still.
Sally West is just one of the artists delighted to have her painting “The Orange Ute”, 100x100cm, oil on canvas, selected as a finalist for 2019.
About the Prize
The Hornsby Art Prize is an annual art award and exhibition organised and sponsored by Hornsby Shire Council and delivered in partnership with the Hornsby Art Society. The Hornsby Art Prize is aimed at encouraging the creative talents of people and providing a showcase for their works. The prize is open to artists from across Australia and its goals are to;
- Identify and celebrate outstanding local artists
- Promote and encourage the local emerging artists in Hornsby Shire
- Position the work of Hornsby Shire artists within the wider context of the Australian contemporary art environment
- Encourage artists to aspire to excellence
- Increase awareness of culture and the Visual Arts within the region
- Recognise the contribution that the visual arts make towards a vibrant, healthy community
The Hornsby Art Prize includes five different entry categories; Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, 3D works and Digital Art – Stills. The major prize is worth $10,000 cash and is sponsored by Hornsby Shire Council.
Celebrating 10 years of the Hornsby Art Prize
In 2019, Hornsby Shire Council and the Hornsby Art Society are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Hornsby Art Prize. The prize has changed significantly over the past ten years. From a prize with 4 categories, a major prize worth $5000.00 and delivered in a community centre, to the prize it is today; delivered over two sites, (including its home site at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre), with 5 categories, a $10,000 major prize and a $13,000 commitment to the supporting prizes.
- What: Hornsby Art Prize Finalists’ Exhibition
- Where: Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby
- Cost: Free
- Website and more information: Festival of the Arts