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The Blacktown City Art Prize returns, encouraging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply!

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Featured image: 2020 Blacktown City Art Exhibition, installation detail. Photo credit: Silversalt Photography

Entries are now open for the 2021 Blacktown City Art Prize. 

This much-loved western Sydney art prize has built a strong reputation over the past 26 years and is open to all artists living in Australia.

Each year around 100 finalists are selected for exhibition at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre, and at Blacktown, Stanhope and Mt Druitt libraries between Saturday 27 November 2021 and Thursday 27 January 2022.

The Prize is open-themed and accepts drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photomedia and mixed-media artworks from artists across Australia.


The 2021 Blacktown City Art Prize offers a total prize pool of $20,000 and acquisitions across four categories:

Blacktown City Art Prize: $15,000 (acquisitive)

Aboriginal Artist Prize: $2,000

Local Artist Prize: $2,000

People’s Choice Prize: $1,000

All artworks in the exhibition have the opportunity to be acquired for the Blacktown City Art Collection, they will also be available to buy in person at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre or online via the Blacktown Arts website for the duration of the exhibition.


Entries close 5pm, Tuesday 5 October 2021. 

For further information and to enter, visit blacktownarts.com.au/bcap

KEY DATES

Tuesday 5 October 2021, 5pm
Entries close

Wednesday 27 October 2021
Finalists announced

Friday 12 and Saturday 13 November 2021, 9am – 5pm
Artwork deliveries to The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre

Saturday 27 November 2021
Prize winners announced

Saturday 27 November 2021 – Thursday 27 January 2022
Exhibition open at all venues

Friday 28 and Saturday 29 January 2022, 9am – 5pm
Artwork collection from The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre

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