WELCOME TO THE PADDINGTON ART PRIZE 2020

A $30,000 Annual National Acquisitive Prize for a painting inspired by
the Australian Landscape

Sponsored by Marlene Antico OAM.

We also have five non-acquisitive prizes listed below:

HONOURABLE MENTION PRIZE

a $3,000 prize  sponsored by Chris Antico (Co-Principal Sponsor)

HIGHLY COMMENDED PRIZE

$1,000 prize

DEFIANCE GALLERY AWARD

 Two artists selected from the 2020 submissions will be chosen by Directors Campbell Robertson-Swann &  Lauren Harvey, and offered an exhibition with Defiance Gallery at Mary Place, Sydney in 2021.

NOCK ART FOUNDATION PRIZE

 Michael Nock will offer the TWO above mentioned selected artists a 3 week Residency at “Giverny”, Queenstown, New Zealand. With artist studios and airfares included.

UNSW ART & DESIGN PRIZE

will offer a chosen artist the opportunity to create a limited edition print

with Master Printer, Michael Kempson.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

$1,000 gift certificate from Theresa Sarjeant of Fine Art Imaging

OUR JUDGES FOR 2020

Ross Laurie

Visual Artist and Past Winner of the Paddington Art Prize

Rhonda Davis

Senior Curator at the Macquarie University Art Gallery

Jeanette Siebols

Visual Artist and Senior Lecturer in Visual Arts at the Australian Catholic University

IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2020


Entries Open: Thursday 02 April 2020
Entries Close: Sunday 27 September 2020  (5pm)
Finalists Announced: Tuesday 06 October 2020
Delivery of Finalists Paintings: Monday 26 October 2020 (9am – 1pm)
Opening Night and Announcement of Winner: Thursday 29 October 2020 (6pm – 8pm)
Exhibition DURATION: 29 October – 08 November 2020 (11am – 5pm)
Collection of (UNSOLD) Finalist’s Paintings: Monday 09 November  (9am – 1pm)