Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2023

Medium / category: Works on paper

Requirements: Entrants must submit an original work made on, or with paper mediums

Eligibility: Artists living in Australia for the period 1 January 2021 – 30 June 2023

Associated institution: Hazelhurst Arts Centre

Now in its twelfth year, the biennial Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award is a significant national award totalling $26,000 that aims to elevate the status of work on paper while supporting and promoting artists working with this medium.

Open to original works made on, or with, paper mediums, which may include (but is not limited to) drawing, painting, watercolour, collage, printmaking, photography, sculpture, installation and video.

What you need to know

Artists must be living in Australia for the period 1 January 2021 – 30 June 2023, and the work submitted must have been made after 1 January 2022.


Awards include the $15,000 major award, the $5,000 Young and Early Career Artist Award, the $5,000 Friends of Hazelhurst Local Artist Award, and the $1,000 People’s Choice Award. Hazelhurst’s installation crew also select an artist for the Residency Award: a 4-week studio residency in the historic Hazelhurst Cottage.



Dates for your diary

Open for Entries: Entries open Monday 3 April and close Friday 30 June 2023

Awards Exhibition: 16 September – 12 November at Hazelhurst Arts Centre, Sydney, NSW

To enter, visit the Hazelhurst Arts Centre’s entry portal here, or email them directly on hazelhurst@ssc.nsw.gov.au

For more information, visit the Hazelhurst Arts Centre’s website here, or check out their socials on Instagram or Facebook.

Image: Belem Lett, Sunflower, 2021. Oil and gesso on Stonehenge paper, 228 x x228cm. Courtesy: the artist and Hazelhurst Arts Centre.