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Newcastle Art Space is proud to once again lead the promotion and coordination of this rich art prize on behalf of The Newcastle Club Foundation. The Club has made a strong commitment to local artists through its art collection, and through the establishment and ongoing evolution of this annual acquisitive art prize. In working with NAS as its partner in delivery of the Prize, the Club recognises the history and strength of NAS as a conduit to our region’s artistic community and beyond.


Artists are invited to create a painting in response to their interpretation and or personal experience of Newcastle and or the Hunter.

This year’s theme is intentionally broad, whilst acknowledging the legacy of the prize, which is to support the creation of artwork in the Hunter and about the Hunter. Please note this theme is not driven by a specific genre and can be interpreted at the artist’s discretion.  
The submitted work must be accompanied by an artist statement which outlines the artist's inspiration and creative direction plus a short biography.  


Total prize money of $15,000:

The Newcastle Club Foundation Art Prize (Acquisitive)                                        $12,000

The Newcastle Club Members’ Choice Award (Non-Acquisitive)                          $1,000

The Newcastle Club Foundation Fresh Talent Award (Non-Acquisitive)              $1,000

The Newcastle Club Foundation & NAS Staff Choice Award (Non-Acquisitive)  $1,000


Entries open: Sunday 26th May 2024

Entries close: Midnight Wednesday 4th September 2024

Semi-finalists announced: Friday 13th September 2024
Delivery of semi-finalists’ works: Wed 18th Sep 9am - 5pm, Thurs 19th Sep 10am - 2pm, Fri 20th Sep 9am - 12pm
Semi-finalist exhibition opening & Finalists announcement: 6pm - 8pm Friday 4th October 2024
Semi-finalists exhibition at NAS Gallery: 4th October - 13th October

Awards luncheon and prize announcements at the Newcastle Club: Friday 25th October
Collection of unsold works: Semi-finalists are to collect their work from Newcastle Art Space from NAS from 3-4pm Sunday 13th Oct, or Wed 16 Oct 9-5,  Thurs 17th Oct 10-2pm, Fri 18th Oct 10-2pm 

Please read the TERMS & CONDITIONS in full prior to entering - this page includes important information about the entry process​
Complete the form and pay the $55 (incl GST) entry fee:
Link to online entry form:

If you have any questions regarding your entry, please get in touch with us via

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