Project Description

The 2022 Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival Art Prize

The Theme for the 2022 Prize is The Work of Henry Lawson

The great Australian writer Henry Lawson was born on the Grenfell Goldfields in 1867; his work was first published in 1887. 2022 marks the centenary of Lawson’s death. His stories and poetry were celebrated during his life, and in the century since, hence this years’ festival theme!

“100 Not Out – The Legacy Lives On!”

We are inviting artists to submit paintings that reflect, or reflect on, any aspect of Henry Lawson’s work or his life.

SECTIONS

1. PAINTING $3500
2. WATERCOLOUR $1250
3. DRAWING $1250
4. PRINT $1250
5. LOCAL ARTIST $1250
6. There will be People’s Choice Award $1000

The 2022 Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival offers Art Prizes in the following Sections: PAINTING,  WATERCOLOUR, DRAWING, PRINT AND LOCAL ARTIST (ANY MEDIA).

Applications open online on 21 March 2022 and will be accepted until Midnight (AEST), 29 May 2022.

Conditions of Entry

  • All Sections are open to Australian residents living and working in Australia
  • The LOCAL ARTIST section is restricted to residents of the Weddin Shire.
  • No photographs may be entered
  • Submissions must be the original work of the entrant
  • Entries must be submitted online through the Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts website. The submission process is described below.
  • Only one image may be uploaded per entry.
  • An entry fee of $40 must be paid for each work entered.
  • Any one artist can enter no more that 5 times in each category.
  • There will be no entry fee for residents of the Weddin Shire
  • Entries representing partnerships between individuals will be accepted as one entry on the understanding that each partner’s contribution is deemed equal and any prize distributed accordingly.
  • No work submitted shall have been entered into The Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts in any previous year.
  • Artists selected for exhibition in The Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Art Prize will allow their works to be reproduced by print and electronic media in the advertising and promotion of the exhibition and for the exhibition catalogue and for promotion of future Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Art Prizes.
  • All expenses incurred in the online submission of the entry and, if the work is selected for exhibition, transport to and from the gallery and transit insurance, are the responsibility of the applicant.
  • The Weddin Shire Council acquires limited copyright in the winning work for the purpose of promotion of the Shire and future art Prizes. A licence to reproduce the image on postcards or other objects for retail sale with a 10% commission to the artist is also acquired.
  • Each work entered into the prize must be available for display and sale for the duration of the exhibition.
  • Hanging and display of the work is the responsibility of the Committee and Judge
  • The dimensions used to describe the image should be that of the image itself, but no entry shall be larger than 122cm by 95cm including frame. The Grenfell gallery is a not a large space.
  • Works must be suitably framed or presented for exhibition, fitted with D rings 100 mm from the top of the work with string/wire for hanging.

Each entry must show the artist’s name and the size and title of the work and the retail price on the back of the work.

Entry Fees:

Adults: $40 per entry

Payment Options:

Payment for the Henry Lawson Festival of Arts competitions including:

  • Arts: Painting, Watercolour, Print, Drawing, and (local artist any media)
  • Short Story
  • Verse
  • Photography

Payment can be made here.

Applications open on 21 March 2022 and will be accepted until Midnight (AEST), 29 May 2022.

  • Please ensure you have submitted the correct information on your entry. No additional changes can be made after the submission has been completed.
  • An online submission is complete when an entry fee of $40 per work entered, (non-refundable) has been paid and the following have been uploaded:
  1. Title of each artwork;
  2. Details for each artwork,
  • Year artwork was made;
  • Dimensions of the artwork (height x width)
  • Retail Price of the artwork; (The Gallery retains 20% of the retail price of a sold work).
  • Insurance value of the artwork.
  • The File Name clearly labelled with “ART_artist’s surname (capitals)_title of the work. eg. ART_SMITH_Mona Lisa.
  • E.  Artist CV, biographical and/or exhibition information. One page (A4) Entries must be in Word documents (.doc or .docx) only. No other material, text or images will be viewed by the panel.

Applications open on 21 March 2022 and must be submitted by 20 May 2022, Midnight AEST.

Pre-selection / Judging

Works will be selected from the on-line images submitted. Entries to be hung will be notified on 27 May 2022.

Finalists selected for The Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Art Prize 2022 will be notified by email and will be expected to arrange delivery of their work to the Grenfell Art Gallery, Main Street, Grenfell, New South Wales, by Friday 3rd June 2022.  NO LATE DELIVERIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

The prizewinning works will be announced at the exhibition opening on 9th June 2022.  Decisions of the pre-selection panel and judge are final.

Works will be exhibited in The Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Art Prize 2022 exhibition from 9 June 2022 to 1.00 PM 13 June 2022 at the Grenfell Art Gallery, Main Street, Grenfell, New South Wales.

Collection of Exhibits: Unsold work can be collected after 1.00 PM Monday 13th June 2022 unless otherwise arranged

Collection of Purchases: after 1.00PM  Monday 13th June 2022 unless otherwise arranged.

Enquiries:   info@henrylawsonfestival.com.au

The People’s choice award will open on 9th June and close on the 12 June 2022 voting will be by ballot, one vote per person.

Publication and copyright

  • The Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts is the sole owner of the information collected from the entry forms and any other information submitted, and will not sell, share or rent the information to others except for the sole purpose of advertising or promoting The Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Art Prize 2022. The personal information of the applicant is protected from loss, unauthorised access, use, modification, disclosure or other misuse by network and system security.

Should the contact information provided by any entrant change between the time that the entry is submitted and the results are announced details must be updated by emailing info@henrylawsonfestival.com.au

  • Each finalist grants copyright in any work selected for exhibition to The Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts for publication in the exhibition program. The finalist agrees that the artwork may be reproduced by The Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts for critical review, archival and promotional purposes. The Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Art Prize and will at all times attribute the maker of the work.

For further information contact: info@henrylawsonfestival.com.au.

The Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts reserves the right to update these terms and conditions at any time.

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