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Blacktown City Art Prize 2020
The Blacktown City Art Prize is a much loved open-themed award and exhibition which celebrates its 25th year in 2020. Artists across Australia are invited to submit work for the prize, which culminates in an exhibition of the finalists’ work at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre.

A total prize pool of $20,000 is on offer across four categories:

  • Blacktown City Art Prize: $15,000
  • Aboriginal Artist Prize: $2,000
  • Local Artist Prize: $2,000
  • People’s Choice Prize: $1,000

Finalists in the Prize will be exhibited at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre from Saturday 28 November 2020 – Thursday 28 January 2021.

The work awarded the Blacktown City Art Prize will be acquired for the Blacktown City Art Collection. All other artworks in the exhibition will be available to buy in person or online via the Blacktown Arts website for the duration of the exhibition.

Entries close at 5 pm on Tuesday 6 October 2020.

Key information:

  • Entry fee is $30 per artwork with a maximum of 2 artworks per entrant
  • There is no theme, and artwork can be any of the following mediums: sculpture, painting, drawing, mixed media, photomedia, textiles, print-making, ceramics
  • The Prize is open to all residents of Australia

Click here to learn more and enter

Image: Tanika Meeks, Sunset Dreaming, Finalist 2019 Blacktown City Art Prize



  • Tuesday, 25 August 2020 | 09:00 AM - Tuesday, 06 October 2020 | 05:00 PM


The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre, 78 Flushcombe Rd, Blacktown 2148  View Map

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