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Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize 2022

Finalist Exhibition: 6 May – 26 June 2022

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

Tia Ansell, Joel Arthur, Nick Ashby, Emma Beer, Asher Bilu, Elisabeth Bodey, Peter Burke, Echo Cai, Martin Claydon, Geoff Coleman, Brett Colquhoun, Greg Creek, Sarah crowEST, Jonathan Crowther, Claudia Damichi, Ann Debono, Katrina Dobbs, Nikolaus Dolman, Craig Easton, Betra Fraval, Helga Groves, Euan Heng, Franky Howell, Dena Kahan, Sam Martin, Natalie Mather, Ian McCallum, Elyss McCleary, Angilyiya Mitchell, Philip James Mylecharane, Tinieka Page, David Palliser, Steven Rendall, Lucy Roleff, Lisa Sewards, Robin Stewart, Georgia Szmerling, Kate Vassallo, Jake Walker, Darren Wardle, Alice Wormald.

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


What is the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize?

The Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize is one of Australia's most 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 Prize and $3,000 Local Art Prize are judged by a panel of industry experts. Previous winners include Kevin Chin (2015), Peter Westwood (2016), Michael Vale (2017), Moya McKenna (2018), Dani McKenzie (2019) and Alec Baker (2020/21).

There is also an annual People's Choice Award, valued at $1,000. The Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize People’s Choice Award is given to the artist who receives the greatest number of votes cast by the general public at the Gallery. Voters are eligible to cast a single vote only. Bayside City Council staff members are restricted from voting.


2022 Winners

Major Prize (Acquisitive) - 2022 Winner

Alice Wormald with her painting Restless interactions 2021.

Alice Wormald, Restless Interactions 2021, oil on linen, 125 x 100 cm. Courtesy the artist and Daine Singer, Melbourne.
Alice Wormald, Restless interactions 2021, oil on linen, 125 x 100 cm. Bayside City Council Art and Heritage Collection. Winner of Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize 2022.
Local Art Prize - 2022 Winner

Asher Bilu, with his painting KR 12 2021.

Asher Bilu, ‘KR 12’ 2021 (detail), resin and pigment on board, 92 x 122 cm. Courtesy the artist.
Asher Bilu KR 12  2021, resin and pigment on board, 91 x 122cm. Courtesy the artist. Winner of the Local Art Prize 2022.
People's Choice Award - 2022 Winner

Tinieka Page, with her painting Self organisation in motion 2021.

Tinieka Page - Peoples Choice Award Winner
Tinieka Page, Self organisation in motion 2021, oil on canvas, 164 x 147 cm. Courtesy the artist.
Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize Install Shot
Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize Installation View. Photograph by Mark Ashkanasy.


View the works from previous Bayside Acquisitive Art Prizes:

2022 finalists 2020-21 finalists   2019 finalists  2018 finalists 

2017 finalists       2016 finalists   2015 finalists



Banner Image Credit: Alice Wormald, Restless interactions 2021 (detail), oil on linen, 125 x 100 cm. Bayside City Council Art and Heritage Collection. Winner of Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize 2022.

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