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2017 Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize

This call out represents an exhibition and award opportunity for emerging Australian artists.

Artists are invited to submit proposals for inclusion in the Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize, valued at $20,000. 

Artworks should reflect the Australian theme of the Macquarie Group Collection, “The land and its psyche”.

This is an annual acquisitive prize, established in 2012. The winning work is awarded $15,000 and enters the Macquarie Group Collection (est. 1987). In addition, there are three non-acquisitive prizes: two Highly Commended prizes of $2,000 each, and a $1,000 People’s Choice award. Entries to the exhibition are selected by the Macquarie Group Collection committee and External Consultant. The winner is selected by a guest judge. Transport of artworks to and from the exhibition is sponsored by International Art Services (IAS).

The exhibition will be on view 26 September – 20 October, 2017, in Sydney CBD.

Eligibility: Artists must be within the first ten years of professional practice, not have yet been included in a major curated exhibition, not have ongoing representation by a commercial gallery, and not already have artwork in the Macquarie Group Collection.

The full Terms and Conditions and information about the Collection and Prize can be found here.

Submissions Close 14 July 2017 at 5pm 


Monday 19 June, 2017
Friday 14 July, 2017
space gallery
Venue Address
9-19 Elizabeth St, Sydney

New South Wales, Sydney

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