Mosman Art Prize

Medium / category: Painting

Eligibility: Permanent Australian residents aged 16 years and over

Associated institution: Mosman Art Gallery

Established in 1947, the Mosman Art Prize is a local government art award. It was founded by the artist, architect and arts advocate, Alderman Allan Gamble, at a time when only a small handful of art prizes were in existence in Australia and the community had very little support and few opportunities to exhibit their work.

Notable Previous Winners


  • Jacobus Capone, Fallen Golden Wattle and Seawater, 2021

Winner: Mosman Art Prize

  • Dianne Tchumut, Turtles Hibernating, 2021

Winner: Margaret Olley Commendation Award

  • Eliza Gosse, Almost Kareela, 2021

Winner: Allan Gamble Award

  • Sebastian Galloway, Summer Arrangement in Suspended Animation, 2021

Winner: Guy Warren Emerging Artists’ Award

Artists who have won the Mosman Art Prize include Margaret Olley, Guy Warren, Grace Cossington Smith, Weaver Hawkins, Nancy Borlase, Lloyd Rees, Elisabeth Cummings, Adam Cullen, Michael Zavros, Natasha Walsh and Salote Tawale.

The Different Award Categories

The award categories include the Mosman Art Prize, the Margaret Olley Commendation Award, the Allan Gamble Award and the Guy Warren Emerging Artists’ Award.

Information up to date from June 14 2023