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The $10,000 Darebin Art Prize is a biennial multi-medium award for excellence in contemporary visual art.

The Darebin Art Prize is open to Australian citizens or permanent residents residing primarily in Australia. It is an acquisitive award, as well as a $1,000 People’s Choice Award. All visual art forms are welcome.





Fiona Abicare, Darcey Bella Arnold, Justin Balmain, Mary Barton, Nicholas Chilvers, Matthew Clarke, Erin Coates, Rebecca Delange, Lauren Dunn, David Egan, Travis Ficarra, Carly Fischer, Julia Gorman, Louise Gresswell, Amala Groom, Sophia Hewson, Deanna Hitti, Kym Maxwell, Aaron Claringbold & Rebecca McCauley, Clare McCracken, Hayley Millar-Baker, Viv Miller, Noriko Nakamura, Liam O’Brien, Michael Prior, Lucreccia Quintanilla, Georgia Robenstone, Mark Rodda, The Ryan Sisters, Britt Salt, Devi Seetharam, Tama Sharman, Jacqui Shelton, Mark Smith, Adriane Strampp, Ebony Truscott, David Wadelton, Yandell Walton, Daisy Watkins-Harvey.



Hayley Millar-Baker



Fiona Abicare

Liam O’Brien

Yandell Walton




Kimba THOMPSON | Director & Curator, Blak Dot Gallery

Lisa RADFORD | Artist and Lecturer, Victorian College of the Arts

Renee COSGRAVE | Artist & Acting Curator, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre




Please read our FAQs carefully. If you still have questions you can contact us on 03 9496 1060 / bundoorahomestead@darebin.vic.gov.au (Thursday – Sunday).


I don’t have a Paypal account. How do I make payment?
Once you click the submit button, you will be redirected to PayPal Checkout to complete your payment. Your application is not complete until you make payment and receive a payment receipt.
You do NOT need a PayPal account to use PayPal Checkout, just select the “Pay with a Card” button at the bottom of the page.


Are there any size restrictions?
No. Works just need to fit through a standard single door and be able to be lifted by two people. We expect artists to appreciate it is a group exhibition so there might be some raised eyebrows if an artist were to propose a work requiring 50sqm.


My work needs to be pinned to a wall. Is that possible?
We have to use 3M/ magnets rather than pins as we’re a heritage listed building and unfortunately we can’t pin directly in to the walls.


What media is allowed?
We’re inviting a range of media including but not limited to: painting, sculpture, video, ceramic, installation, drawing, printmaking, photography, craft, etc…


Who can enter the Darebin Art Prize?

Artists may be of any age. Artists entering the prize must be Australian citizens or permanent residents, residing primarily in Australia. Artists entering the prize do not need to be represented by a gallery.


Do I have to live in Darebin’s municipality to enter?
The Prize is open to artists across Australia.


How do I enter?
Entries can be made via our website from 1 June 2019 to 5 July 2019.


Does it cost to enter?
Yes, a non-refundable $30 handling fee is required for each artwork submitted.


What does acquisitive art prize mean?

The prize-winning entry, as determined by the judges, shall become Council property upon payment of prize money to the winning artist.


How many artworks can be submitted?

There is a limit of two entries per artist.  However a non-refundable $30 handling fee will be charged for each submission. Please note that only one artwork per artist will be selected for exhibition.


Is there a restriction on when the artwork was created?

Artists may enter original work created between 2017 and 2019.


Can I submit an artwork that has been shown before in another gallery?

Yes, artists may submit work that has already been shown.


Can I submit a work that has previously been shown in an art prize?
Yes, artists can submit a work that has already been shown in an art prize.


If an artist enters the prize does it mean their works will automatically be exhibited?

No, due to the number of entries received, only artworks chosen as finalists will be exhibited.


What is the maximum duration for video works that can be submitted for the prize?
There are no limits on duration of video works for the Darebin Art Prize.


Will Bundoora Homestead Art Centre cover freight of the artwork (delivery/return)?

No. Freight is the responsibility of the artist.


If selected as a finalist what is required of the artist in regards to their work?

Finalists’ work must be suitably framed and ready to hang or otherwise prepared for display and be labeled with the artist’s name, address and title of work. Any works damaged in transit or without an appropriate hanging system will not be presented for judging.


When can finalists collect their work?

Finalists must collect their work on Tuesday 28th or Wednesday 29th of January 2020. Finalists’ artwork is required to be shown for the duration of the exhibition.


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