Waverley Art Prize

Waverley Art Prize 2022: Finalists & Exhibition

Waverley Art Prize 2022 will be announced on Friday 23 September 2022 at Bondi Pavilion Gallery, 6pm - 8pm.

The Waverley Art Prize exhibition is open to the public between 24 September – 15 October 2022, 10am – 5pm daily.

This years Judges are Daniel Mudie Cunningham (Director Programming, Carriageworks) and Michelle Cawthorn (artist)

The finalist catalogue for this year’s prize can be viewed here.

Prizes include:

  • Open Prize: $15,000 and acquisition into the Waverley Council Collection
  • The Mayor’s Prize: $2,000 and acquisition into the Waverley Council Collection
  • The Climate and Environment Prize: $1,500 non-acquisitive
  • The Drawing Prize: $1,000 non-acquisitive
  • The People’s Choice Prize: $500 non-acquisitive

Key Dates

  • Entries open: 19 February 2022
  • Entries close: 13 May 2022
  • Finalists announcement: 24 June 2022
  • Prize announcements: 23 September 2022
  • Exhibition dates: 24 September - 15 October 2022

The History of the Waverley Art Prize

The Waverley Art Prize has been running since 1986 as a painting and drawing prize. This year the Waverely Art Prize is moving to the Bondi Pavilion Gallery and is the featured inaugural exhibition that will open the new gallery space. The Waverley Art Prize is a community prize aimed  for early to mid-career artists. The Open Prize and Mayor's Prize winning works are acquired in the Waverley Council Collection and this year marks the introduction of the new Environment Art Prize section. The funds raised through the art prize support Waverley Woollahra Art School and help them sustain their role as the longest running artist run initiative in Waverley. This year is the 36th anniversary of the Waverley Art Prize.

Need more information?

Waverley Woollahra Art School

Phone: 02 9387 2461

Email: info@wwas.org.au

Office Hours: Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm. Fridays 9am to 2pm.

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