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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! 

And we have our winners for 2024!!


Chloe Watego - Winner of the 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


2D Highly Commended - Shyanne Clarke
Both 2D awards judged by Georgia Hayward

Fiona Harding, Spirit You - Winner of the 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

3D Highly Commended - Kali Maunder & Aveline Cyir

Both 3D awards judged by Sam Cranstoun.


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

$1000, cold hard cash! Will be announced at the end of the exhibition, so get your votes in!


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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