Georges River Art Prize

Medium / category: Painting and Sculpture

Requirements: Entrants must submit a work in the medium of either painting or sculpture.

Eligibility: Open to all Australian permanent residents and citizens. Further requirements apply to each individual category.

Associated institutions: Hurstville Museum and Gallery, Georges River Council.

The Georges River Art Prize is a biennial art prize that provides an opportunity for artists from all over Australia to display their work. There are categories for painting and sculptural work, children and youth, and local artists. The Georges River Art Prize is hosted by Hurstville Museum & Gallery and the Clive James Library and Service Centre, Kogarah, and offers $20,000 in prize money.


The awards includes the $10,000 acquisitive Georges River Art painting Prize, the $5,000 non-acquisitive Georges River Sculpture Prize, $4,000 acquisitive Georges River Local Artist Prize, the $200 (material voucher) Georges River Little Artist Prize, the $300 (material voucher) Georges River Youth Prize, the $500 Georges River People’s Choice Prize and the $100 Georges River Favourite Young artist Prize.

Georges River Local Artist Prize also includes a solo exhibition valued at approximately $200. Entrants who enter the Georges River Art Prize and live in the Georges River Council Local Government Area are eligible to be considered for this prize.

Previous Judges

Tony Costa, Artist

Sydney Patrick Cremin, Arts & Culture Specialist at Bayside Council

Carrie Kibbler, Curator at Hazelhurst Arts Centre, Sydney


Alison Clark, Curator, Arts Management Specialist

Simon Chan, Director of Art Atrium

Steve Lopes, Figurative painter

Previous Winners and Finalists

Libby Moore, I’m right behind you (except when I’m right in front of you)
Winner: Georges River Art Prize

Kerry Cannon, The angels will bring Benny Whitecrane, Mike Piper and Arlan Pride to heaven
Winner: Georges River Sculpture Prize

Margaret Lyons, Birthday cake and Namitjira
Winner: Georges River Local Artist Prize


Stuart Watters, Cruel summer
Winner: Georges River Art Prize

Jayanto Tan, Potluck party (Jajan Pasar Street sweet delicacies)
Winner: Georges River Sculpture Prize

Noor Shadood, A blissful moment in a chaotic world
Winner: Georges River Local Artist Prize

Miranda Sun, The art room
Winner: Georges River Youth Prize (13 – 17 years of age)

Imogen Chen, Succulent
Winner: Georges River Little Artist Prize (7 – 12 years of age)

Image: Georges River Art Prize 2022, installation view. Courtesy: the artists and Georges River Art Prize.

Information up to date from January 19 2024