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The Twilight Hour by Alyson Bell 2021 Major Open Award Winner. Photo: Document Photography.

North Sydney Council’s biennial art prize showcases artwork across the grounds of the Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability site in Waverton. Over 90 artists from across Australia were selected to present artwork in variety of mediums and responding to Art Prize curatorial theme which encouraged artist to:

  • provide a creative response to the Coal Loader site or
  • its history addressing a local or global issue broadly related to: sustainability (environmental, ecological, cultural, social, political, economic, technological), climate action, renewal, remediation and regeneration,    climate change, mass production or consumer culture

An exciting range of work has been selected by the judges and some of the mediums included are: printmaking, drawing, painting, photography, sculptures, textiles, new media and site specific based installations.

In addition to the exhibition there will be a series of artist talks, activities for children and exhibition tours during the exhibition dates.

2024 Award Winners

$20,000 Major Open Award - Wona Bae & Charlie Lawler 'Late'
$12,000 Sculpture Award - Mark Booth 'Terrain'
$5,000 Site Specific Award - Peachey & Mosig 'A sudden katabasis/An accidental witness’
$2,000 Emerging Artist Award - Nick Wishart 'Lightworks'
$1,000 Award for Drawing - Belinda Yee 'Graphite Profile (Harbour 1) Sponsored by The Royal Art Society
$1,000 Award for Work on/with Paper - Tianli Zu 'Fatal Alert' Sponsored by Primrose Park Art & Craft Centre Inc

North Sydney Art Prize Catalogue - Download PDF [4MB]

2024 Awards

$20,000 Major Open Award
$12,000 Sculpture Award
$5,000 Site Specific Award
$2,000 Emerging Artist Award
$1,000 Award for Drawing Sponsored by The Royal Art Society
$1,000 Award for Work on/with Paper Sponsored by Primrose Park Art & Craft Centre Inc

Selection Panel

  • Anna Davis, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Arts
  • Nathan Mudyi Sentance, Head of Collections, First Nations, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
  • Elizabeth Reidy, Curator & Visual Arts Coordinator, Waverley Council

Speak to our Arts & Culture team

For further information, please contact Council's Arts and Culture team.

Telephone:02 9936 8100