Medium / category: Painting, works on paper and ceramics
Eligibility: Australian citizens or permanent residents in Australia
Associated institution: Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre
Established in 1958, the Muswellbrook Art Prize is an Australian regional painting prize. Finalists for the Muswellbrook Art Prize vie for a total of $70,000 prize money across three prize categories: Painting ($50,000 acquisitive), Works on Paper ($10,000 acquisitive), and Ceramics ($10,000 acquisitive). Astute adjudication of the Prize over the years has yielded a collection of modern and contemporary Australian paintings, works on paper and ceramics from the Post War period of the 20th Century and into the 21st Century, with the winning acquisitive works forming the nucleus of what is now known as the Muswellbrook Shire Art Collection. Along with Muswellbrook Shire Council, who since 1958 has acted as sponsor and administrator of the Muswellbrook Art Prize, Bengalla Mining Company has sponsored the Prize for close to three decades, their commitment ensuring the development of the Muswellbrook Shire Art Collection.
- Rachel Milne, Nest
Winner: Muswellbrook Art painting prize
Previous winners of the Muswellbrook Art Prize include such key figures as David Aspden, Sydney Ball, Richard Larter and Fred Williams. The Upper Hunter Region is also well represented with a number of local artists being successful in winning the Prize including Peter Atkins, Dale Frank, Lyn Nash and Hanna Kay.
Finalists for the Muswellbrook Art Prize vie for a total of $70,000 prize money across three prize categories: Painting ($50,000 acquisitive), Works on Paper ($10,000 acquisitive), and Ceramics ($10,000 acquisitive).
Information up to date from June 14 2023