Entries open for Paul Guest Prize

Bendigo Art Gallery | 4-Dec-2017
The Paul Guest Prize is a non-acquisitive cash prize of $15,000 which is held biannually, highlighting contemporary drawing practice in Australia.
Peter Grziwotz, Study as St Jerome for a self-portrait 2016, charcoal on paper, Courtesy of the artist.
The Paul Guest Prize is a non-acquisitive cash prize of $15,000 which is held biannually, highlighting contemporary drawing practice in Australia. The Prize was initiated by former Family Court Judge and Olympic rower, the Honourable Paul Guest QC and encourages artists from across Australia to engage with the important medium of drawing in contemporary art practice.

"My abiding and passionate interest in art commenced several decades ago and from those early beginnings I was introduced to contemporary art in a holistic way which ran parallel to my professional career. I appreciate that the journey for artists is, at times, a demanding and tortuous one and I trust that in some small way I have and will continue to assist them to achieve their full potential." The Honourable Paul M Guest, QC

Previous winners include Tom Nicholson; Heather B Swann; Peter Grziwotz and Belinda Fox .

In 2018 we are pleased to welcome back Judge Roger Butler, Senior Curator, Australian Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Australia.

An exhibition will feature the artworks of all finalists at Bendigo Art Gallery from 30 June - 9 September 2018.

Key Dates

Entries Open 27-Nov
Entries Close 4pm 16 April
Short listed 4-May
Winner Announced 29-Jun
Exhibition 30 June - 9 September

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