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Unearthed Art Prize

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Meet our Winners!

There were so many fantastic entrants to this years Unearthed Art Prize, and a big thank you to everyone who visited the gallery to cast their vote for the people Choice Award.
Congratulations to our 2021 Unearthed Art Prize Winner Jennifer Hopper and our People's Choice winner Belinda Blight!

Discover the amazing new talent in our gallery to vote in the People's Choice Award, or purchase a work to start your journey collecting the next big thing. Winners will be announced March 15 here and on our socials!

All works are $550, 64 x 54 cm and framed.
Discover the finalists here.

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Our Unearthed Art Prize aims to give new, up-and-coming artists an opportunity to join our stables and to develop their passion and career in the arts industry. Artists will be shortlisted for display at our gallery, with the winner being selected by our experienced Art to Art artists! A People’s Choice award winner will also be invited to display additional works for sale at our following Pop-Up Gallery.

Entrants have a chance to...

• Connect with the right audience of genuine art-lovers and collectors
• Be promoted across our social media platform, website, Pop-Up event and newsletter
• Associate and network with other professional artists
• Increase exposure of your work, to raise your profile and social media following
• Be seen and recognised for your talents
• Further develop your career

Our aim is to give new up-and-coming artists the ultimate platform to develop their passion and career in the arts sector. Shortlisted finalists will benefit from exhibiting, selling and showcasing their work to art critics and buyers alike at our first Exhibition of 2021.

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Main Prize: chosen by our experienced Art to Art artists, the winner will be invited to join our stable of talented artists, with ongoing opportunities to exhibit their works in Art to Art Gallery events and to be featured in advertising and newsletters.

Peoples Choice Prize: Voted for by visitors to the gallery, the People’s Choice winner will be given the opportunity to showcase a selection of 3 additional artworks at our following Pop-Up Gallery.

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How to Enter?

Fill out the form made available in November, detailing up to two artworks you would like to enter.

Artworks must be:
• 61 x 51 cm, (24" x 20") landscape or portrait oriented.*
• Original Unframed artwork on stretched canvas, ready to hang**
• Signed on front or back (your choice)
• Dated and Titled on back of work

Subject matter and medium (oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolour, mixed media etc.) is up to you, express yourself and show us your style! An artist may submit no more than 2 artworks for consideration.

Shortlisted artworks will be available for sale at our following Pop-Up exhibition until the closing date for $550 each with $400 going to the artist. There is no entry fee however shortlisted artworks will be framed for presentation in a raw Tassie oak shadow-box frame, at a cost of $150. If you are chosen, an invoice for the frame cost will be forwarded to you for payment.

*This is an exact measurement. Not a minimum or maximum.

**Other base mediums may be entered, such as wood board or photographic prints. However if shortlisted framing cost may vary.

What is the criteria?

To enter you must be living in Australia and not have any current physical gallery representation in Victoria. Online representation is acceptable. There is no restriction regarding age, training or nationality. It’s open to artists with all levels of experience.

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Key dates:

Entry Form date
23 November 2020 Submissions open
25 Jan 2021 Submissions close

Shortlisted Artists
1 Feb 2021 Notification to successful shortlisted artists,
1 Feb 2021 Shortlisted artists invoiced for framing

Delivery of artwork
8 Feb all Artwork/s must be delivered to Art to Art: 130 Bulleen Road, Balwyn North Vic 3104
Artworks sent to be framed

25 Feb Launch night of the Pop-Up Exhibition
25 Feb Finalists will be on display to the public from 10am to 3pm daily until closing
11 March Art Prize and People’s Choice Award Voting closes
15 March Winner of the Art Prize and People’s Choice Award announced
18 March Pop-Up closes

Collection of Artworks
22 March Shortlisted Artists to collect unsold works

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Check out our 2020 finalists!

Congratulations to Leah Mariani and Grace Foo-Barton. Keep your eyes open in our next exhibitions for some amazing works by these two artists.

We had some incredible finalists in our 2020 Unearthed Art Prize, flick through above or read all about them here.

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