"...listen to your instincts,
believe in yourself and enjoy the process"


—  Kathryn Taunton

 Studio artist at NAS

photographic & art prizes

shoot your local

photographic prize

The inaugural Shoot Your Local Photographic Prize was open to professional and amateur photographers alike. This new photographic prize was initiated and sponsored by Hunt Hospitality, owners of several hotels in the newcastle area, in partnership with Newcastle Art Space. 

The winner Solomon Wilkes received a prize of $5000.

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newcastle club foundation

acquisitive art prize

The Newcastle Club Foundation Art Prize offers a $10,000 acquisitive painting prize which encourages Hunter artists to create works of excellence around a theme. A $1,000 non-acquisitive prize is also awarded to the runner up.​ The theme of the 2021 Prize is yet to be set.




newcastle emerging

artist prize

The Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize is open to artists located within the Hunter Valley who are in the first five years of their art practice.

The Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize (NEAP) boasts over $10,000 in prizes. This prestigious prize uncovers our region's freshest emerging artists working in various artforms. Prize categories include Painting, Photomedia, Sculpture and Drawing, with each category winner receiving $1,000. We also offer two People’s Choice prizes of $500 and a $250 gift voucher, and a Youth Art Prize  at $500. The overall winner will receive $5,000. All prizes are courtesy of our sponsors.

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