Entries for Gosford Art Prize and Gosford Ceramic Prize 2017 Now Open

Artists from around the nation are invited to enter the 2017 Gosford Art Prize and Gosford Ceramic Prize, for a chance to share in over $20,000 in prizes.

Now in its 18th year, the annual program offers artists the opportunity to showcase their talents in a competition recognised across Australia.

Central Coast Council’s Connected Communities Group Leader, Julie Vaughan, said that local and national artists are encouraged to enter this prestigious competition.

“Last year we received over 560 entries from over 420 artists across Australia, so we are very excited to see the creativity and variety or works in this year’s competition,” said Ms Vaughan.

“The exhibition is a fantastic platform for artists, as it’s an opportunity for locals to compete with artists from around Australia.

“We are also excited about the increase in the number of contemporary ceramics entries after the addition of the Gosford Ceramic Prize in 2014. We’re proud to recognise and reward a wide range of skills and talent in Australia.”

Winners will be announced on 22 September, and a selection of entries will be on exhibition at Gosford Regional Gallery from 23 September until 26 November. Some artworks will also be available for sale.

Artists can enter the Gosford Art Prize or the Gosford Ceramic Prize online at www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/galleries or by picking up a registration form from the Gallery.

There is a maximum of two entries per artist and an entry fee of $30 per entry. Entries close on Monday 11 September, 2017.

All entries must be delivered to the Gallery loading dock (enter via George Street car park) on 8, 9 or 11 September between 10.30am and 3:30pm only. Works will not be accepted outside of these times.