North Sydney Art Prize 2022




Call for Entries Now Open

Exhibition: 14 - 29 May 2022

Venue: The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability, 2 Balls Head Drive, Waverton

Prizes to the value of $41,000

Entries close: 30 November 2021


Image credit: Morgan Veness, Retrieve Retreat 2018 (detail)


The North Sydney Art Prize is a major biennial arts event showcasing some of the best in contemporary art with indoor and outdoor works by emerging, mid-career and established artists from across Australia.

Artists are invited to submit entries for the exhibition in 2022 which will be held in May over 16 days at the iconic Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability in Waverton. This unique site enables broad participation and accommodates the inclusion of all mediums.

Artists are required to read the North Sydney Art Prize 2022 Conditions of Entry (117KB) before submitting the entry online and agree to the terms and conditions. It is recommended that exhibition material and attachments, as outlined in the Conditions of Entry, are prepared prior to submitting the online entry.

All entries must be submitted using our online form:



Selected indoor and outdoor works will be exhibited over 16 days at the iconic Coal Loader in Waverton. Works will be exhibited in the Caretakers Cottage, Artist Studio, Platform, Tunnels 1 & 2, Chambers and across the grounds of the Coal Loader and surrounding parklands.


Curatorial Theme

Artists are required to respond to the 2022 curatorial theme outlined in

North Sydney Art Prize 2022 brief (82KB)

The curatorial theme embraces innovation and encourages artists to consider the overarching principles of the Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability. 


Selection Panel

Sophia Kouyoumdjian, Director, Parramatta Artists’ Studios

Bronwyn Tuohy, Public Art and Placemaking Leader, Inner West Council

Susan Milne, Artist, Curator, Co Founder and Director, Eramboo Artist Environment


Exhibition Manager & Curator

A/Team Leader Arts & Culture, North Sydney Council 9936 8100


Award Categories

Major Open Award                                        $20,000    
sponsored by North Sydney Council


Award for Sculpture                                     $12,000

sponsored by North Sydney Council


Site Specific Award                                        $5,000                             
sponsored by Australian Catholic University


Emerging Artist Award                                  $2,000
sponsored by North Sydney Council


Work on/with Paper Award                            $1,000

sponsored by Primrose Park

Art & Craft Centre Inc.


Award for Drawing                                         $1,000                   
sponsored by Royal Art Society of NSW



North Sydney Council proudly sponsors the Major Open Award, Award for Sculpture and Emerging Artist Award. All entries are eligible for the Major Open Award. Council gratefully acknowledges the support of local businesses in their continuing sponsorship of The North Sydney Art Prize.





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For information contact

A/Team Leader Arts & Culture, North Sydney Council 99368100

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Posted on 7 October 2021

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