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2024 Bayside Painting Prize


2024 Bayside Painting Prize

3 May 2024 – 23 Jun 2024

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2024 Bayside Paintings Prize:

Linda Judge has been awarded the Bayside Painting Prize for her painting Self portrait as my mother 2023

David Ralph has been awarded the Beckett Local Prize for his painting Jeanie 2023

The finalists for 2024 Bayside Painting Prize are:
Samara Adamson-Pinczewski, Sally Anderson, Joel Arthur, Nathan Betts, Natasha Bieniek, Seth Birchall, Amber Boardman, Max Bowden, Kirsty Budge, Betty Campbell, Emma Coulter, Rhys Cousins, Dagmar Cyrulla, Ryan William Daffurn, Rhett D’Costa, Noni Drew, Ella Dunn, Andrea Eckersley, Emily Ferretti, Martin George, Mark Gowing, Marie Hagerty, Katherine Hattam, Sophia Hewson, Mark Hislop, Franky Howell, Anna Hoyle, Kez Hughes, Casey Jeffery, Linda Judge, Sarah Low, Gian Manik, Natalie Mather, Anne-Marie May, Jan Murray, Jessica Nothdurft, Kenny Pittock, Julia Powles, David Ralph, Victoria Reichelt, Joanne Sisson, Georgia Spain, Adriane Strampp, Umatji Tjapalyi, Anne Wallace, Angus White

The judges for the 2024 prize are:
Dr Rebecca Coates, Director, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA)
Stieg Persson, Artist

First established in 2015 as the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, the name change is just one of the ways the prize has evolved. The Major Prize has increased to $25,000 from $15,000, and is no longer acquisitive, making it one of the most generous non-acquisitive painting prizes in the country.

The Local Art Prize has been renamed the Beckett Local Prize, in honour of remarkable local modernist Clarice Beckett. Now acquisitive, the prize money has increased to $10,000 from $3,000. The $1,000 People’s Choice Prize remains unchanged.

The Bayside Painting Prize remains a celebration of contemporary Australian painting. The finalist exhibition brings together a broad range of artists, both established and lesser known, whose varied approaches to the painted medium conveys the breadth and diversity of painting in Australia today.

The annual prize is an important opportunity for Bayside City Council to add exceptional works of art with a local connection to its collection and to promote art and artists as a valuable part of the Australian community.

Image: Linda Judge, Self portrait as my mother, 2023, acrylic on canvas, 167 x 71cm.

Gallery Details

Bayside Gallery
Corner Wilson and Carpenter St
Brighton VIC 3186
T: 03 9261 7111
W: bayside.vic.gov.au/gallery

Opening Hours
Wednesday – Friday: 11am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 1pm - 5pm
Closed all Victorian public holidays and between exhibitions.
Entry is Free

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Gallery Info

The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

We are an LGBTQIA+ friendly organisation and celebrate cultural diversity.