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Blacktown City Art Prize

The Blacktown City Art Prize is a much loved open-themed award and exhibition which celebrates its 25th year in 2020. Artists across Australia are invited to submit work for the prize, which culminates in an exhibition of the finalists’ work at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre.

A total prize pool of $20,000 is on offer across four categories:

  • Blacktown City Art Prize: $15,000
  • Aboriginal Artist Prize: $2,000
  • Local Artist Prize: $2,000
  • People’s Choice Prize: $1,000

The work awarded the Blacktown City Art Prize is acquired for the Blacktown City Art Collection. All other artworks in the exhibition will be available to buy in person or online via the Blacktown Arts website for the duration of the exhibition.


  • Entry fee is $30 per artwork with a maximum of 2 artworks per entrant
  • There is no theme, and artwork can be any of the following mediums: sculpture, painting, drawing, mixed media, photomedia, textiles, print-making, ceramics
  • The Blacktown City Art Prize is open to all residents of Australia


Tuesday 25 August 2020
Entries open

Tuesday 6 October 2020, 5pm
Entries close

Tuesday 27 October 2020
Finalists announced

Friday 13 and Saturday 14 November 2020, 9am – 5pm
Artwork deliveries to The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre

Saturday 28 November 2020
Prize winners announced

Saturday 28 November 2020 – Thursday 28 January 2021
Exhibition open at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre

Friday 29 and Saturday 30 January 2021, 9am – 5pm
Artwork collection from The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre

Find out more:


Wednesday 9 September, 2020
Tuesday 6 October, 2020
Blacktown Arts Centre
Venue Address
78 Flushcombe Rd, Blacktown, NSW

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