Gosford Regional Gallery

Emerging 2020

EMERGING 2020 gives selected young artists from across New South Wales the opportunity to exhibit a series of works or a site-specific installation at Gosford Regional Gallery. Artists must be aged between 18 and 30 to participate.

Key dates

Deadline for Submissions: 17 November 2019 (click here to start a submission)

Finalists announced: 18 December 2019

Prize announced: 27 March 2020

Exhibition dates: 28 March to 17 May 2020


The $5,000 EMERGING Prize will be judged on merit by an external judge nominated by the Gosford Regional Gallery. The finalists will be selected on merit by a panel of judges from the Gosford Regional Gallery. Each of the selected finalists will receive an artist fee of $1,000.


  • You must be a resident of NSW.
  • You must be aged between 18 and 30 years as of 28 March 2020
  • You must be available to participate in the exhibition installation at Gosford Regional Gallery on at least one day during the period 24 to 27 March 2020
  • The competition is not open to employees of Central Coast Council
  • Submissions from artist collectives are eligible however all artists in the collective must meet the above eligibility criteria. If an artist collective is selected as a finalist they will be awarded one artist fee for the group.

Assessment Criteria

Submissions will be judged on merit according to the following criteria:

  • Concept: the proposal is conceptually strong and the body of work is cohesive
  • Technique: the proposal demonstrates the artist’s technical proficiency
  • Presentation: the proposal addresses how the Gallery space will be utilised and demonstrates a considered installation process.

Submitting an application

Applicants should complete a submission via SmartyGrants on the Gallery website

Submissions must be received on or before 17 November 2019.

The submission will include:

  • Physical description of proposed body of work (up to 100 words)
  • Conceptual rationale (up to 500 words)
  • Installation requirements and timeframe (up to 250 words)
  • Supporting Visual Material: up to ten clearly labelled image or video files in support of the application.
  • Curriculum Vitae: including art education and exhibition history


Saturday 19 October, 2019
Sunday 17 November, 2019
Gosford Regional Gallery
Venue Address
36 Webb Street, East Gosford, NSW 2250

New South Wales, , Gosford

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