The Hornsby Art Prize is an annual art award and exhibition organised and sponsored by Hornsby Shire Council and delivered in partnership with the Hornsby Art Society. The Hornsby Art Prize is aimed at encouraging the creative talents of people and providing a showcase for their works. The prize is open to artists from across Australia and its goals are to;
- Identify and celebrate outstanding local artists
- Promote and encourage the local emerging artists in Hornsby Shire
- Position the work of Hornsby Shire artists within the wider context of the Australian contemporary art environment
- Encourage artists to aspire to excellence
- Increase awareness of culture and the Visual Arts within the region
- Recognise the contribution that the visual arts make towards a vibrant, healthy community
In 2018, there are five different entry categories; including Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, 3D works and a new category, Digital Art – Stills. Click on the category for clarification of the content accepted. The major prize is worth $10,000 cash and is sponsored by Hornsby Shire Council. Eligible entrants will also be considered for the Hornsby Shire Emerging Artist and the Wallarobba Outstanding Local Artist Awards.