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In 2024, we will be continuing the tradition of art prizes, started in 2021 thanks to Bentleys Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors. This time, we are stoked to be running 3 major prizes for our promising young artists!


2D Prize/Digital, Sponsored by LANTANA Space: 

A 4 week residency at LANTANA Space, Moffat Beach!

This residency includes mentorship, professional documentation by 40/40 alum, Warwick Gow, and a 3 day showcase to wrap it all up!
Valued at $2500


3D Prize, Sponsored by artisan:

A 4 week showcase in artisan’s Machinery Street Gallery space in Meanjin (Brisbane)! 

This showcase will also include consultation with the artisan retail manager, and the potential to sell your work in their amazing store! 

Valued at $2500


People’s Choice Award, Sponsored by the Noosa society of the Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Society:

$1000, cold hard cash!

All of our exhibiting artists will be eligible to win the art prizes. The winners of the 2D & 3D prizes will be announced at our Opening Party on January 19th, 2024! People's Choice will be announced at the end of the exhibition.


2022 Winners


Overall Winner - Ebony Busk - Judged by Brendon Murray

Runners Up - Rene Danika - Judged by Libby Harward

People's Choice Award - Andy Staley

2D Highly Commended - Warwick Gow - Judged by Megan Williams

3D & New Media Highly Commended - Jordyn Burnett - Judged by Michael Brennan

2021 Winners 


Winner - Lauren Jones - Judge - Brendon Murray 

Runner Up - Ashlee Becks Judge - Jessica Abraham 

Highly Commended - Jack MacRae - Judge Itamar Freed

Highly Commended - Nicolette Gentles - Judge Courtney Scheu

Evelyn Marina Paolino's studio @ LANTANA Space, 2022
Photographed by Warwick Gow

Three Growing Forms and an Adamant Creeper: solo exhibition by Julie-Anne Milinski, June 23 - Sept 2, 2023

40 Under 40 event 2022
Photographed by Mica Schettini

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