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Bayside Painting Prize 2024

Finalist Exhibition: 3 May to 23 June 2024

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2024 Bayside Painting Prize:

The 2024 Bayside Painting Prize finalists were:

Samara Adamson-Pinczewski, Sally Anderson, Joel Arthur, Nathan Betts, Natasha Bieniek, Seth Birchall, Amber Boardman, Max Bowden, Kirsty Budge, Betty Campbell, Emma Coulter, Rhys Cousins, Dagmar Cyrulla, Ryan William Daffurn, Rhett D'Costa, Noni Drew, Ella Dunn, Andrea Eckersley, Emily Ferretti, Martin George, Mark Gowing, Marie Hagerty, Katherine Hattam, Sophia Hewson, Mark Hislop, Franky Howell, Anna Hoyle, Kez Hughes, Casey Jeffery, Linda Judge, Sarah Low, Gian Manik, Natalie Mather, Anne-Marie May, Jan Murray, Jessica Nothdurft, Kenny Pittock, Julia Powles, David Ralph, Victoria Reichelt, Joanne Sisson, Georgia Spain, Adriane Strampp, Umatji Tjapalyi, Anne Wallace, Angus White

Exhibition showing 

The finalist exhibition is on now at Bayside Gallery from 3 May to 23 June 2024.


The 2024 judges are Dr Rebecca Coates, Director, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) and Stieg Persson, Artist.

First established in 2015 as the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, the name change is just one of the ways the prize has evolved. The Major Prize has increased to $25,000 from $15,000, and is no longer acquisitive, making it one of the most generous non-acquisitive painting prizes in the country.

The Local Art Prize was renamed the Beckett Local Prize, in honour of remarkable local modernist Clarice Beckett. Now acquisitive, the prize money has increased to $10,000 from $3,000. The $1,000 People’s Choice Prize remains unchanged.

The Bayside Painting Prize remains a celebration of contemporary Australian painting. The finalist exhibition brings together a broad range of artists, both established and lesser known, whose varied approaches to the painted medium conveys the breadth and diversity of painting in Australia today.

The annual prize is an important opportunity for Bayside City Council to add exceptional works of art with a local connection to its collection and to promote art and artists as a valuable part of the Australian community.


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Phone: (03) 9261 7111

Opening hours

Bayside Gallery is open Wednesday to Friday 11am - 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 1pm - 5pm.

The Gallery is closed on all Victorian Public holidays and in between exhibitions. Please review our exhibition dates before visiting. 

More on Bayside Painting Prize and finalists. 

Banner image credit: Installation views, Bayside Painting Prize 2024. Photo: Mark Ashkanasy

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Photo gallery of the Bayside Painting Prize 2024 finalist exhibition