North Sydney Art Prize 2019



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Exhibition:  2-17 March 2019

Venue: The Coal Loader, 2 Balls Head Drive, Waverton 2060



North Sydney Art Prize 2019 Winners


The works of the 115 Finalists (425KB)


North Sydney Art Prize 2019 Catalogue (6MB)




The North Sydney Art Prize is a major biennial arts event showcasing some of the best in contemporary art by artists across Australia.

115 finalists were selected from an incredible 411 entries to exhibit paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, installation and new media based works.

Selected works are exhibited in the Caretakers Cottage, Artist Studio, Workshop, Mess Hall, Platform, Tunnels 1 & 2, newly refurbished 25 Chambers, across the Coal Loader site and surrounding parklands. This unique post-industrial site accommodates the inclusion of diverse mediums with an emphasis on supporting innovative site specific art forms.

2019 Curatorial Theme

The curatorial theme outlined in The North Sydney Art Prize 2019 Brief (577KB) , embraces innovation and encourages artists to consider the overarching principles of the Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability. The North Sydney Art Prize Conditions of Entry (587KB)


2019 Selection Panel

Dr Therese Kenyon, Artist, Curator, Arts Writer and Director Eramboo Artist Environment
Dr Kath Fries, Artist, Curator and Founder & Chair John Fries Award
Jenny Cheeseman, Head of Curatorial, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre


2019 Exhibition Manager & Site Curator

Alison Clark, Team Leader Arts & Culture, North Sydney Council


North Sydney Council sponsors two categories including the Major Open Award and Emerging Artist Award. All entries are eligible for the Major Open Award.

Council gratefully acknowledges the support of local businesses for their continuing sponsorship of The North Sydney Art Prize.


Prizes to the value of $47,500

Award Categories

Major Open Award
sponsored by North Sydney Council


Award for Sculpture

sponsored by Dexus


Site Specific Award
sponsored by Australian Catholic University


Emerging Artist Award
sponsored by North Sydney Council


Work on/with Paper Award

sponsored by Primrose Park Arts & Craft Centre Inc.


Award for Painting

sponsored by Mosman Art Society Inc.


Award for Drawing
sponsored by Royal Art Society of NSW




Exhibition Gallery



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ACU LOGO Coalloader Centre for Sustainability
Primrose Park Art & Craft Centre    Mosman Art Society     Royal Art Society
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For information contact Alison Clark, or phone 9936 8100

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