Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize

Medium / category: Painting

Eligibility: Australian citizens or permanent residents in Australia

Associated institution: Bayside Gallery

Established in 2015, the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize is a celebration of contemporary Australian painting. The finalist exhibition brings together a broad range of artists, both established and lesser known, whose varied approach to the painted medium conveys the breadth and diversity of painting in Australia today. The annual prize is an important opportunity for Bayside City Council to add works of art to its collection and to promote art and artists as a valuable part of the Bayside community.

Notable Previous Winners


  • Louise Tate, Self-portrait with Strawflowers, 2023

Winner: Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize

  • Lorna Quinn, Like an Oyster, 2022

Winner: Local Prize

The Different Award Categories

The awards include the $15,000 Major acquisitive prize, the $3,000 local art prize and the $1,000 People’s Choice Award.

Information up to date from June 14 2023