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ABOUT THE PRIZE

Submissions are now open for the Omnia Art Prize, one of Australia’s premier art prizes. We are excited to announce that we will be accepting small sculptures for 2023. Selected artists will have the opportunity to exhibit and sell their works at the Art Prize and exhibition.

THE OMNIA ART MAJOR PRIZE
$15,000 for most outstanding work in any medium including small sculptures.

AUDREY CULLIVER PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
$1,000 for most popular artwork

KEY DATES 2023

Submission Open           December 15, 2022
Submission Close           April 14
Selection Notification    May 1
Delivery of Artwork        May 12 – 13 (9am-4pm)
Gala Opening Night       May 19 (7pm-11pm)
Art Exhibition                 May 19 – 22
Artwork Collection         May 22 (5pm-7pm) &
Artwork Collection         May 23 (9am-4pm)

EXHIBITION AND PRIZE SELECTION

All entries will be initially assessed by the Omnia selection panel, who will select a shortlist for exhibition. All entrants will be contacted by email and advised whether or not their entry has been shortlisted. 

The Omnia Art Prize guest judge will decide the recipient of the Omnia Art Major Prize and the winner will be announced at the Gala Night on Friday, May 19. All shortlisted artists will receive one complimentary ticket to the Gala Night. The Audrey Culliver People’s Choice Award will be announced at the conclusion of the exhibition.

The significant prize money should not deter artists from submitting smaller and/or more affordable works. All artworks will be given equal consideration during judging and the selection panel is seeking to shortlist artworks across a range of price brackets and mediums.

All artworks must be available for sale for the full exhibition period. Omnia Art Prize shall retain 25% of the nominated price for any works sold throughout the exhibition, or afterward, as a result of the Omnia Art Prize.

ENTRY FEE

Completion of the application form is required with a $35 Entry fee (non refundable) to enter up to three artworks.

ARTWORK GUIDELINES

The Omnia Art Prize will accept submissions of original artworks, completed recently in the following formats.

Two-dimensional artworks
• Can be mounted on the wall
• Do not exceed 153cm in height or width, including frame
• Diptychs and triptychs are accepted where they are considered as one work and the finished size complies with the overall size limit.

Small sculptures
• Are freestanding, non-site specific three-dimensional objects
• Do no exceed 80cm in any dimension
• Have a stable base

Medium – mixed media, paintings, works on paper (drawing, collage, editioned prints), photography and sculpture.

FRAMING, PRESENTATION AND DELIVERY OF ARTWORKS

Artists are responsible for the transport of their work to and from St Kevin’s College on the artwork delivery and collection dates. This includes freight and transport costs in both directions and insurance. 

All works must be delivered, wrapped and labelled.

All artworks must be professionally presented for hanging and display otherwise they will not be exhibited. Works on paper and photography must be framed. All hanging works require D-rings and or hanging wire.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  1. Entry is open to Australian residents and Australian citizens living abroad.
  2. The Artist warrants that the works are original artworks signed by the Artist.
  3. The Artist cannot submit a work if it has been submitted previously to the Omnia Art Prize.
  4. The Artist appoints Omnia Art Prize as their agent for all purposes associated with the exhibition and sale of works.
  5. Omnia Art Prize reserves the right, at its absolute and sole discretion, to reject any submitted works at any time.
  6. The decision of the judges appointed by Omnia Art Prize shall be final.
  7. The Artist grants Omnia Art Prize the right to reproduce their work and biographical material by any means in any media for ongoing promotional purposes. The Artist will be properly acknowledged in such material.

Banner Image: Detail of artwork by Shirley Ploog

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