Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize

Medium / category: Painting

Eligibility: Australian citizens or permanent residents in Australia

Associated institution: Bendigo Art Gallery

Held every two years through the Bendigo Art Gallery, the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize attracts Australian artists, awarding an acquisitive cash prize of $50,000. The Prize provides Bendigo Art Gallery with the opportunity to survey contemporary painting by established and emerging artists from across Australia. Arthur Guy (1914-1945), who served the Australian Air Force, was on a bomber mission delivering supplies to troops when his plane came down near Wewak, New Guinea. Initiated by his brother Mr Allen Guy CBE (1917-2007), the award was created in Guy’s honour. Inaugurated in 2003, Bendigo Art Gallery acknowledges all those who have contributed to the success of the award.

Notable Previous Winners


  • Kirsty Budge, ‘Ok, so is this a fresh hell or are we just adding to the regular one today?’, 2021

Winner: Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize

Information up to date from June 14 2023