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

The North Sydney Art Prize is a major biennial arts event showcasing some of the best in contemporary art by emerging, mid-career and established artists from across Australia. Artists are invited to submit entries for the exhibition which will be held in The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability in Waverton. This unique site enables broad participation and accommodates the inclusion of all mediums.

How to apply

All entries must be submitted using the online application form.

Key dates

  • Call for entries open: Launch Monday 9 October 2023
  • Call for entries close: 30 November 2023, 5.00pm
  • Finalists announced: 19 January 2024
  • Exhibition: 11 May to 2 June 2024
  • Artwork delivery and installation: By appointment 1-3 May 2024 and 6-10 May 2024
  • Artwork collection: By appointment 3-5 June 2024


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