Blacktown City Art Prize Calls For Entries

Need help funding your art habit? Blacktown Council can help.

Pat Fogarty
Published on July 20, 2011

When you think 'patron of the arts' your local council probably doesn't spring to mind. Thanks to our Art/Work interview series, we're fully aware of the extra work our local artists put in to keep themselves in canvas and oils, and perhaps Blacktown Council could help.

Now in its sixteenth year, the Blacktown City Art Prize has grown in popularity and reputation to become one of the most popular art competitions in Western Sydney. There's a grand total of $24,000 available in prize money and acquisition funds across several categories.

Entries are invited for four official sections: painting, watercolour, works on paper and sculpture. There are also open prizes for Aboriginal artists, youth artists, environmental art, and local artists. Don't worry if you don't actually live in Western Sydney, that last category is the only one restricted to Blacktown city residents.

Entry forms must be submitted by Tuesday August 23, and selected works will be displayed at  Blacktown Arts Centre from 24 September – 22 October, admission free.

Published on July 20, 2011 by Pat Fogarty
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