"The emerging artist prize has been the launching pad to a professional career for many local artists"
— Dan Nelson
Studio artist at NAS
The Newcastle Emerging Art Prize, with its proud 20-year history, is now known as the Hunter Emerging Art Prize, and it’s more than just a change of name.
The prize is evolving in a few different ways. A broader scope that embraces the whole Hunter Region, a new Experimental section and a Youth Prize were added for 2021.