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MTAS Art Challenge — September’s Theme: The Hawkesbury

Art Challenge: September 2021 “The Hawkesbury”

Joesph Lycett - View of the Wilberforce

Joesph Lycett – ‘View of the Wilberforce’

Hawkesbury—NSW art gallery

Elioth Gruner – ‘Spring Frost’

MTAS is pleased to announce the online Art Challenge theme for September is “The Hawkesbury.”

You can make any kind of art you like that encapsulates this theme or something relating to the Hawkesbury and are welcome to use physical or digital mediums for the art you create. Please be aware, this is a challenge for your own work and artistic sensibilities not a replication inspired by another artist’s work.

Please post your submission to the Facebook challenge post that will be pinned for you to find and you can also e-mail to with any important accompanying details needed; such as size. medium, title or if it is for sale you can add the price.

Midday Sydney Long 1896

Sydney Long – ‘Midday’

We will post any that are emailed for everyone to enjoy and see as well 🙂

Submissions for the challenge will close September 30th 2021.

Let’s get creative and have fun.

MTAS Committee

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The purple noon's transparent might

Arthur Streeton – ‘The purple noon’s transparent might’

Margaret Olley - 'Hawkesbury Flowers and Pears'

Margaret Olley – ‘Hawkesbury Flowers and Pears’

Hawkesbury Art Prize Entry Date Extended 15th Oct 2021

Hawkesbury Art Prize New Entry Date 15th Oct 2021

Hi MTAS members,

After careful consideration of evolving Covid policy changes The Hawkesbury Art Prize Committee have changed the dates for entry and the Exhibition.

The new dates have been carefully evaluated to balance the needs of organisers, members and all those involved, whilst meeting the requirements of current social restrictions and in the spirit of keeping the event alive.

These are the NEW key dates:

Entries NOW Close: 5:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2021

27th October – Finalists notified

27th November – Opening night, awarding of prizes by Susan Templeman MP

27th November – 12th December 2021 – Exhibition of finalists

Now you have more time to enter or re-enter if you already have.

We look forward to seeing it then!

MTAS Committee

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Hawkesbury Art Prize – Entries close September 8th 2021

Hawkesbury Art Prize 2021

Reminder The Hawkesbury Art Prize is closing 5:00pm Wednesday 8th September 2021

Opening Event and Awarding of Prizes: Saturday 9th October 2021 and will be opened by Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman.

The Hawkesbury Art Prize Inc. is a non-acquisitive art award originally established in 2011 operating as a not for profit event run by an incorporated committee of dedicated volunteers.

1st Prize, The Hawkesbury Art Prize: $10,000 plus 2 week art residency at Glenhuntly Estate, Kurrajong

Highly Commended: $1,000 plus 2 week art residency at Glenhuntly Estate, Kurrajong.

Highly Commended (Hawkesbury Resident): $1,000

4 x Commended: Minor prize attached to this award

‘Packers Prize’ (selected by committee): $500

The art prize is for a painting or collage that is inspired by contemporary Australian identity. Artists are invited to respond to the concept of contemporary identity in Australian life. Accordingly, the theme often helps artists explain the rapidly changing environment in which they live, or, conversely, promotes diverse portrayals of history, landscape, and ways of seeing.

The aim of the Hawkesbury Art Prize is to promote art in the Hawkesbury/Western Sydney region and increase awareness of art and cultural activity, to the mutual benefit of community, artists and students. Profits have led to the establishment of financial scholarship for talented and aspirational young artists in the region.

The Prize attracts a national audience and high profile participants to the Hawkesbury region, embracing the cultural and economic environment of the community. Around 40 – 50 finalists are invited to exhibit and sell their work at the Opening Exhibition, which follows the announcement of winners.

We look forward to seeing the exhibition in October.

2015 Winner Hiren Patel “Winter Light Sydney”

2019 Winner Ben Tankard “Aussie As 2”

2011 Winner: Naomi Grant “Beachscape”

Singleton Art Prize 2021 Entry Form

The Yancoal 2021 Singleton Art Prize
A Painting & Drawing Show

For members who are interested in entering The Yancoal 2021 Singleton Art Prize, here are some details below:

Entry Form
Terms Conditions of Entry

Closing date: Friday, 2nd July 2021. Late entries will NOT be accepted.

Winners will be announced on Friday,  30th July 7.45pm at Venue Singleton Civic Centre – Queen Street Singleton NSW. Open 6:00 pm for viewing $27 includes Program, wine & food.

Please direct any enquiries to Art Prize Team E: or ph 0429 699 997.

For more info, visit their website at

Congrats to Julianne Allcorn winning the Wynne Trustees’ Watercolour Prize 2020!

Congratulations to Julianne Ross Allcorn
for Winning the Trustees’ Watercolour Prize
in the 2020 Wynne Prize!

Winning Painting: “Mollitium 2”, Triptych: Watercolour, Pencil, Charcoal on 21 birch wood panels, 185.5 x 329 cm

Congratulations to Julianne and all the Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Finalists and Winners. You can check further details here.

We are excited for Julianne because we only just had the pleasure of a demonstration at our August Meeting earlier this year. Julianne’s unusual technique with Pencil & Watercolour on Wood Panels was fascinating. You can watch the video below if you would like to see more. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did 🙂

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Hawkesbury City Council – Waste 2 Art 2019

Hawkesbury City Council’s ‘Waste 2 Art’ Competition
is still open for primary school age children!

This is a great activity for kids to take part in with artworks being exhibited at the Hawkesbury Central Library during Government Week from Monday, 29th July ’til Sunday, 4th August 2019.

Waste 2 Art Competition focuses on 3Rs of waste hierarchy: reuse, reduce and recycle to specifically show how students can give waste a new purpose by transforming it into a creative artwork.

The artwork may be either 2D or 3D and must follow the competition guidelines.

To register please visit

Entries Close on Sunday, 21st July 2019 at 11:59pm

Date: Artworks will be exhibited during Local Government Week – 29th July to 4th August

Hawkesbury Central Library
Deerubbin Centre
300 George St, Windsor

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