York Botanic Art Prize

Medium / category: All mediums

Requirements: The artwork must feature flora native to Western Australia

Eligibility: Applicants must be aged over 18

Associated institutions: Gallery 152, York WA

Since its launch in 2020 the York Botanic Art Prize has aimed to showcase artistic engagement with Western Australia’s incredible native flora, drawing attention to existential environmental issues facing the native landscape, and the many opportunities available for its protection and regeneration. Artists whose work challenges traditional notions and conventions of botanical art, in a sense ‘botanical art in the expanded field’, are encouraged to enter. In 2021 the inaugural Prize received hundreds of expressions of interest from around Australia, with the 58 finalists representing the breadth and diversity of contemporary art practice.

The prize boasts Professor Josh Byrne, environmental scientist and presenter of ABC’s Gardening Australia, as its Patron.


The Awards include the $11,000 York Botanic Art Prize and the $1,000 People’s choice award.

Notable Previous Winners

Jennifer Cochrane, Sleeper self-portrait #10
Winner: York Botanic Art Prize

Samantha Dennison, Hakea Laurina
Highly Commended

Jane Coffey, No Plant Grows Alone
Highly Commended

Linelle Stepto, Road Trip #3
Highly Commended

Jennifer Roberston, Goodenia Armitiana
Highly Commended


Kirsten Hudson, Requiem (Kalyakoorl)
Winner: York Botanic Art Prize

Information up to date from March 13 2024