The Wyndham Art Prize returns | Wyndham

The Wyndham Art Prize, which includes a $15,000 prize, is open to artists.

The annual competition also offers a $5,000 Emerging Local Art Acquisition Award (LEAP) to a Wyndham artist.

In 2021, more than 300 works were entered into the competition.

Eighty-four artists were selected as finalists, including 20 Wyndham residents.

Tarneit stylist, writer, creative director and artist Gideon Wilonja won the competition’s main prize last year, which was $12,000.

Finalists are shortlisted by Wyndham Art Gallery curators Dr. Megan Evans and Olivia Poloni.

The competition jury is made up of independent curators and art professionals.

Wyndham’s Creative City Portfolio Holder, Councilor Marcel Mahfoud, said, “The Wyndham Art Prize is our gallery’s first exhibition and is a wonderful opportunity for new and upcoming artists as well as seasoned artists from around the world. exhibit their works.

“This year’s judges, Maree Clarke, Haley Millar Baker and Andy Butler, will have a hard time evaluating the works.

“We have a truly wonderful culturally and linguistically diverse community at Wyndham and we want to reflect that in the gallery’s programming.

“We encourage local Wyndham artists to participate.”

The award accepts works of art in all forms, including sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, textiles, photography, installation, digital sound and video.

Entries for the 2022 Wyndham Art Prize will close April 1.

The finalists will be announced on April 19.

An exhibition featuring the shortlisted entries will take place from 2 July to 7 August at the Wyndham Art Gallery in Watton Street, Werribee.