Calling visual artists across Australia to enter the Darebin Art Prize – $10k Acquisitive Art Award

The Gallery Manager of Bundoora Homestead Art Centre Ella Hughes says ‘The Darebin Art Prize presents outstanding contemporary art. The winning work becomes part of the Darebin Art Collection which inspires and connects the Darebin community in an appreciation of the visual arts. The prize pool includes not only $10,000 to the winning work but also a $1,000 People’s Choice Award. Darebin is proud to support the work of living Australian artists. We’re anticipating a competitive process attracting artists from all stages in their career, from emerging to more established artists.’

The judging panel will include David Cross, Professor of Art and Performance at Deakin University, high-profile artist Lou Hubbard and Claire Watson, Curator of Bundoora Homestead Art Centre.

The Darebin Art Prize is one of many Darebin initiatives supporting and encouraging arts practice in Darebin. In 2015 the winner was collaborative art group DAMP for their sculpture ‘Victoria’s Secret’.

The Darebin Art Prize will take place at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre 28 October 2017 to  4 March 2018.

Artists across Australia are invited to submit artworks with entries due 27 July, 5pm. SUbmission details are available at

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is the public art gallery for the City of Darebin and is committed to presenting, challenging and inspiring contemporary visual arts exhibitions and public programs. The Homestead was built in 1900 and is registered by Heritage Victoria and certified by the National Trust.

7 Prospect Hill Drive | Bundoora VIC 3083

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