WELCOME TO THE PADDINGTON ART PRIZE 2018
A $30,000 National acquisitive prize for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape, now in it’s 15th year. In addition, UNSW Art & Design will offer a selected artist the opportunity to create a limited edition print and a $3,000 prize sponsored by Chris Antico will be presented to the Honourable Mention recipient. A $1,000 gift certificate from the Sydney Art Store will be presented to the Highly Commended recipient. We are continuing the People’s Choice Award with a $1,000 gift certificate sponsored by Charvin Oils and Louisa Antico from Sofala Cottage will offer a selected artist a 1 week retreat at her beautiful guest house in Sofala NSW.
DEFIANCE GALLERY PRIZE 2018
We are excited to announce an inaugural prize from DEFIANCE GALLERY who will offer 2 artists, the opportunity to have an exhibition with Defiance Gallery at Mary Place Gallery in Sydney. Defiance Gallery Directors, Campbell Robertson-Swann and Lauren Harvey will select two artists from the 2018 Paddington Art Prize entries.
Winners of the Defiance Gallery Prize will also receive an invitation to the NOCK ART FOUNDATION Residency, Queenstown, New Zealand during 2019. The artists will be given an opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture and landscape of the rugged and beautiful south island of N.Z. Three weeks accommodation at ‘Giverny’ is provided with studio facilities and access to a vehicle during your stay. Flights are included. The recipients will receive studio visits by the gallery directors and mentorship will be available from Defiance Gallery Artists and previous Paddington Art Prize winners and finalists including Tim Allen, Ann Thomson, Charmaine Pike and Dan Kyle.