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Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize

The Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize is one of Victoria’s significant annual prizes for painting. It was established in 2015 and each year adds an exceptional contemporary painting to the Bayside Art and Heritage Collection. The prize aims to promote art and artists as a valuable part of the Bayside community.

The $15,000 Acquisitive Award and $3,000 Local Art Prize are judged by a panel of industry experts. Winners include Kevin Chin (2015), Peter Westwood (2016), Michael Vale (2017), Moya McKenna (2018) and Dani McKenzie (2019).


2020 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize Announcement

Bayside Gallery is pleased to announce that the following artists have been selected as finalists in this year’s art prize:

Benjamin Aitken, Karima Baadilla, Alec Baker, Max Berry, Alison Binks, David Brian, Magda Cebokli, Ash Coates, Brett Colquhoun, Jarryd Cooper, Emma Coulter, Marcel Cousins, Noni Drew, Emily Ferretti, Martin George, Bob Gibson, Julia Gorman, Simon Grennan, Rose Anna Hamnes, Euan Heng, Kez Hughes, Nancy Nyanyarna Jackson, Tracey Jones, Linda Judge, Dena Kahan, Belem Lett, Travis MacDonald, Tim McMonagle, Patsy Mudgedell, Betty Muffler, Sally M. Nangala Mulda, Ivan Namirrkki, Saffron Newey, David Ralph, Anna Rowbury, Brad Rusbridge, Bryan Spier, Darren Wardle, Alice Wormald, Michelle Zuccolo.

As Bayside Gallery is temporarily closed due to COVID-19, this exhibition has been postponed to 2021.

For more information about the prize, please visit the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize website.

2020 Judges

  • Ryan Johnston, Director, Buxton Contemporary
  • Louise Tegart, Director, Art Gallery of Ballarat
  • Joanna Bosse, Curator, Bayside Gallery

2020 Prizes

  • $15,000 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize
  • $3,000 Local Art Prize
  • $1,000 People's Choice Prize

To view the works from previous Bayside Acquisitive Art Prizes, click the links below

2019 finalists   2018 finalists  2017 finalists 

2016 finalists  2015 finalists