Blacktown City Art Prize


Deadline: October 30, 2023

Entries are now open for the 2024 Blacktown City Art Prize.

The Blacktown City Art Prize is an annual art prize and exhibition presented by Blacktown City Council and Blacktown Arts at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre.

The Mayor of Blacktown City, Tony Bleasdale OAM said, “The Blacktown City Art Prize has been instrumental in supporting a vibrant and diverse arts scene within our community. It provides a platform for both emerging and established artists to exhibit their creativity and share their unique perspectives. Every year the entries testify to the extraordinary talent that thrives within Blacktown City.”

The Blacktown City Art Prize invites artists currently residing in Australia to submit works across a diverse range of mediums. The Art Prize also enables early-career and established visual arts practitioners the opportunity to exhibit their work.

New for 2024, the Early-Career Artist Prize will be acquired for the Blacktown City Art Collection. The Blacktown City Art Prize continues to support First Nations and local artists with the First Nations Artist Prize and the Local Artist Prize.

Finalists’ work will be presented in a major exhibition at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre from Tuesday 16 January to Friday 08 March 2024.

Last year, the prize attracted 514 entries, with 72 finalists being exhibited.


Image: The Great Barrier Reef 2022 by Lauren Johnson, photography by silversalt Photography