Entries are now invited to Australian residents for a national acquisitive contemporary art prize. Please ensure that you have read the Conditions of Entry.

The Grace Cossington Smith art award announcement and exhibition of finalists’ artworks will be at the Grace Cossington Smith Gallery at Abbotsleigh, Wahroonga from 6 November to 4 December 2021.

The three prizes are:
The Grace Cossington Smith art award $15,000 acquisitive
The Grace Cossington Smith early career artist award $2,500 non acquisitive
The Grace Cossington Smith local artist award $2,500 non acquisitive

The selection/judging panel: to be announced on the website.

The award is sponsored by Abbotsleigh and commemorates one of its alumnae, Grace Cossington Smith, who is known as a pioneer of modernist painting in Australia. The Grace Cossington Smith Gallery is a public gallery developing a collection with a focus on learning about art and through art.

Artists are invited to submit original two dimensional artworks that reflect the theme of Making Connections. The cost of entry is $50 for one submitted artwork or $90 for two artworks. The Grace Cossington Smith art award winning entry will form part of the permanent collection of Abbotsleigh’s Grace Cossington Smith Gallery

Grace Cossington Smith art award – Final date of entry 29 August 2021 midnight
Entries are no longer being accepted. Thank you for your interest.