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Newcastle Club Foundation Art Prize 2022

Winners Announced!

We are thrilled to announce the winner of the 2022 Newcastle Club Foundation Art Prize


Jane Lander for her work ‘Jill’

Artist Statement

‘Jill Stowell has been the Art Critic for the Newcastle Herald for as long as I can remember. She is a well respected member of the Hunter region art community and has reviewed  exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally. Over one week Jill would visit and review a number of shows, we have been so lucky to have her in the Hunter in particular Newcastle.’

Congratulations to the finalists and many thanks to the hardworking judges Braddon Snape, Gillean Shaw and Dr Catherine Dunlop for taking on the incredibly difficult task of choosing the finalists and the winner Jane Lander. 
All the Finalists
Jane Lander
Winner Overall
Alessia Sakoff
Winner - Fresh Talent 2022
Jessica Gilbert
A Beer With Jaci Lappin
Winner - Fresh Talent 2022
Aleta Lederwasch
The Beautiful Margaret Olley
Finalist 2022 | People's Choice Winner
Chris Byrnes
Women with Sky-Holding sticks 1
Finalist 2022
Ellie Kaufmann
Machine queen
Finalist 2022
Liss Finney
Kim in the MRAG Collection Store
Finalist 2022
Libby Cusick
Anne Von Bertouch
Finalist 2022
Saretta Fielding
Ngapaal Malang – Women Together
Finalist 2022
Brian Blackwell
Vera and the river
Finalist 2022
Birgitte Hansen
"Strong Female Lead"
Finalist 2022
Julianne Ross Allcorn
Wrapped in Nature with the Scott sisters
Finalist 2022
Agnes Katrin Bruck
Semi-Finalist 2022
Annemarie Murland
I'm Aine, You Don't Know Me
Semi-Finalist 2022
Gillian Adamson
Working for the man
Semi-Finalist 2022
Tom Lambie
Deb and Cath: A study in warmth
Semi-Finalist 2022
Rachel Le Goff
Semi-Finalist 2022
Susan Jacobsen
Semi-Finalist 2022
Tracey-Maree Smith
Privately divided by a world so undecided And there's nowhere to go
Semi-Finalist 2022
Judy Nadin
Semi-Finalist 2022
Sia Cox
Portal I: Midweek Coals at Dusk, Dudley Beach
Semi-Finalist 2022
Semi-Finalist 2022
Erika Sorby
Haughty Bob (A self portrait)I am a local artist who was born in Newcastle, and have lived and worked in multiple areas of the Hunter Region.
Semi-Finalist 2022
Bob Saxon
Ann-Maree Kelly
Semi-Finalist 2022
Elise Honeyman
Carol's Walk
Semi-Finalist 2022
Jaymie Maley
Kazz at the Lighthouse
Semi-Finalist 2022
Leslie Duffin
Tea with Margaret
Semi-Finalist 2022
We are survivors
Semi-Finalist 2022
Monika Viktoria Diak
Jo Dyer in her studio
Semi-Finalist 2022
Lezlie Tilley
Starry night - The Shining Stars
Semi-Finalist 2022
Jasmine Christie
Semi-Finalist 2022
Graham Stevens Cox
Loretta Baker Mayor of Maitland 2017-2022
Semi-Finalist 2022
Jacqueline Cave
My Darling Ma
Semi-Finalist 2022
Ros Elkin
My Inner Child
Semi-Finalist 2022
Peter Lankas
merewether sunburn
Semi-Finalist 2022
Janet Ursula Clouston
Dancing with the Black Dog
Semi-Finalist 2022
Michelle Teear
New Growth
Semi-Finalist 2022
Kate Summers
Audrey and Ginger Rogers
Semi-Finalist 2022
Lelani (Lani) Jacobs
Tara Dever (Mindaribba Local Aboriginal Land Council chief executive)
Semi-Finalist 2022



We thank all entrants and look forward with excitement to the announcement of semi-finalists.

The theme of this year’s prize is a celebration of women of the Hunter, their achievements, contributions, strength and leadership. 


  • Works entered can evoke or depict women of the Hunter, their lives and work

  • This includes women living or throughout history

  • Works can celebrate individual women, groups of women or women in general

  • This is not necessarily a portrait prize, and paintings entered can be in any style

  • Artists of any gender can enter.

Please download and read the Entry Guide before submitting your entry using the form below.


Entries open: 22 July 2022

Entries close: 13 September 2022 - now extended to 27 September

Semi-finalists announced: 29 September 2022
Delivery of semi-finalists’ works: 4-9 October 2022
Finalists announcement: 15 October 2022
Semi-finalists exhibition at NAS Gallery : 16 –29 October  2022

Finalists exhibition at The Newcastle Club: 17–28 October  2022

Awards dinner and prize announcements: 28 October 2022
Collection of unsold works: 7 November 2022


Association with the Hunter

The Newcastle Club Foundation Art Prize is open to Australian citizens or residents who have had an association with the Hunter Region of NSW. An association should be significant, such as having lived or worked in the Hunter Region, or visited regularly or over a sustained period. The Hunter Region comprises the following local government areas: Cessnock, Dungog, Lake Macquarie, MidCoast, Maitland, Muswellbrook, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Singleton, and Upper Hunter.



Entrants must be 18 years or over at the closing date for entries of 27 September 2022. Semi-finalists may need to provide identification if requested.



Artists of any gender may enter.



Information you need prior to submissions

  • The Newcastle Club Foundation Art Prize accepts paintings that respond to the published theme, painted during 2022 and not previously exhibited.

  • Entries that celebrate Aboriginal women are encouraged, provided cultural protocols are followed. Art media used may be oil, acrylic or watercolour.

  • Painting size may be up to but not larger than 150 cm x 100 cm (including the frame), or an equivalent size/area ratio to a maximum of 1.5 square metres.

  • A painting can consist of multiple parts but they must not exceed these overall size limits.

  • Artworks must be available for sale. Any works sold prior to the semi-finalists or finalists exhibitions will be ineligible.


Entries must be made online at before midnight on 27 September 2022.

  • A maximum of two works per artist can be submitted.

  • A $40 entry fee shall be paid for each work. Payment is made during the online entry process.

  • Entry receipts will be provided.