Elaine Bermingham National Watercolour Prize in Landscape

The Elaine Bermingham National Watercolour Prize in Landscape Painting is a unique triennial art prize that aims to celebrate excellence and innovation in the watercolour medium.

This non-acquisitive prize is open to all Australian artists over the age of 18 years. Selected finalists will be exhibited in the Grey Street Gallery, located within Griffith University’s Queensland College of Art at South Bank, Brisbane. The overall winner will receive a $20,000 cash prize generously donated by Elaine Bermingham. Two highly commended prizes of $5,000 each will also be awarded.

We are pleased to announce our panel of highly regarded pre-selection judges this year, Dr Elisabeth Findlay, Director of the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, artist and Queensland College of Art Painting Convenor, Julie Fragar, and Director of the Griffith University Art Museum Angela Goddard.

Given the effect that Covid-19 has had on the arts industry, this year we have increased the prize money on offer whilst reducing the entry fee for submission. General entry is $40. If you are an art student at a tertiary institution in Australia, the entry fee is $20.

Entries will open on Monday, 18th May and remain open until 17th July.

For more information, visit griffith.edu.au/bermingham-prize  

Image Credit: 2017 Winner, Jackson Slattery, ‘Trafalgar/Mile Ex’, 2016. Watercolour on Paper. 90 x 210cm. 


Monday 18 May, 2020
Friday 17 July, 2020
Queensland College of Art, Griffith University
Venue Address
226 Grey Street

Queensland , South Brisbane

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