Entries open for River of Art Prize

Entries are now open for the rescheduled River of Art's very popular art prize that was postponed due to the COVID lockdown.

Artists across all media and from within and beyond the Eurobodalla region are encouraged to enter. The winner will be announced at SoART's Narooma Gallery in Narooma on 20 January 2022. The winning artist will receive $2,000 with $250 for the runner up. The artwork most highly commended will be awarded $100.

Artists have until 5 December to submit their entries electronically, initially with simply a digital image of the work, via the online application form which can be found on the festival’s website, www.riverofart.com.au​. The cost of entry is $40 per work. Details are also available on the website.

Judging the competition will be artist and educator, Denise Ferris, and the Director of the Bega Valley Region Gallery, Iain Dawson. Denise is the former head of the ANU's school of art and design and now lives in the high country of NSW. Iain has extensive experience in arts and cultural facility management and has been the director of the Bega gallery since 2014.

Artworks must be the original, unassisted work of the entrant, completed within one year of the exhibition date and not previously exhibited.

Shortlisted works (approximately 25 works) will appear in the River of Art Prize exhibition to be held at SoART. Artists whose work is not shortlisted will be invited to exhibit their submitted artwork in the Salon de Refusés at Narooma’s School of Arts’ studios. Both exhibitions will run until 6 February.

Above: Last year's winner of the River of Art Prize was Jenni Bourke.

River of Art is supported by the NSW Government through Destination NSW, and the Eurobodalla Shire Council

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