Lloyd Rees Emerging Artist Awards


Deadline: October 22, 2023

The biennial Lloyd Rees Emerging Artist Award (formally the Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award) is a national prize established in 1981 to promote and support talented emerging artists in Australia. Initiated by the Lane Cove community in honour of its long-term resident and acclaimed artist Dr Lloyd Rees, who was an advocate for getting young artists involved in the arts.


  • First Prize: 8,000 (acquisitive) a solo exhibition to be held alongside LREAA 2025 at Gallery Lane Cove (sponsored by Lane Cove Council)

  • Highly Commended: $1,500 (sponsored by Lane Cove Art Society)

  • Commended: $1,000 (sponsored by Centrehouse Inc.)

Entry Fees:

$35 for one artwork, $60 for two.

Key Dates:

  • Entries close: Sunday 22 October, 11:59PM. (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

  • Finalists announced: 26 October.

  • Delivery of artworks: Sat 25 Nov to Fri 1 Dec.

  • Finalists’ exhibition dates: 6-23 December.