EXHIBITION & PRIZE DETAILS
The purpose of the King & Wood Mallesons Award - Contemporary ATSI Art Prize is to acknowledge the outstanding contribution made to Australian culture by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in remote, regional and urban areas throughout Australia working in wall hung two or three dimensional media including painting, photography, printmaking, works on bark or board, metal, acrylic glass and mixed media.
The King & Wood Mallesons Award - Contemporary ATSI Art Prize is intended to be a biennial competition held over at least six years commencing in 2018. It has been established by KWM to promote and encourage the highest standards of ATSI art practice in Australia.
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There will be three Awards announced as part of the Art Exhibition.
The King & Wood Mallesons Award - Contemporary ATSI Art Prize to recognise a contemporary Australian ATSI Artwork of the highest standard. The prize money for this Prize is $25,000.
A NSW Local Artist Award will be awarded with prize money of $5,000.
A People’s Choice Award will be awarded with prize money of $2,000.
Several Highly Commended awards may also be announced.
21 May 2018 – Entries open.
12 June 2018 – Intention to Participate form due.
23 July 2018 – Final day to submit Expression of Interest form (Entry Close Date).
24 July 2018 – Selection of artworks for the Exhibition.
27 July 2018 – Between 30 and 50 finalists notified.
15 August – 30 August – Collection deadlines for finalists’ artwork. Please see details and cut off dates for your closest location in section 9 of the Terms & Conditions. Note each location has a different cut off date.
4 September 2018 – Judging of artwork at NSW Parliament House and notification to the artists who are the winner of the King & Wood Mallesons Award - Contemporary ATSI Art Prize & NSW Local Artist Award.
5 September 2018 – Art Exhibition opening and winners of the King & Wood Mallesons Award - Contemporary ATSI Art Prize & NSW Local Artist Award announced. Several Highly Commended awards may be announced.
5 September – 21 September 2018 – Voting for People’s Choice Award.
20 September 2018 – Awards night (by invitation only).
24 September 2018 – Winner of People's Choice Award announced.
27 September 2018 – Art Exhibition concludes. Travelling Art Exhibition commences for artwork that wins one of the three prizes or receives a Highly Commended award.