The Newcastle Club Foundation Art Prize 2021

The Newcastle Club Foundation Art Prize commenced in 2016 to encourage Hunter artists to create works of excellence, with the winning artwork becoming part of the Newcastle Club's art collection.

This year we have partnered with local gallery Easel Art Space.


Obeliskia - ‘Newcastle: a view from the obelisk’

From earliest times and well before European settlement a geographic highpoint of Newcastle has been where the obelisk now stands. Commanding great views to Nobbys, over King Edward Park or back towards Mount Sugarloaf and the Hunter these vistas have been depicted by convict artists, amateurs and professional artists including our beloved Margaret Olley.

Depicting one or more aspects of the landscape, the seascape, the parkland, the flora and fauna or surrounding architecture of this location.


Art Prize Key Dates

15 JUNE - Information Pack Available

21 JUNE - Entries Open

27 SEPTEMBER - Entries Close

4 OCTOBER - Invitation to Exhibition and the Final Round of Judging

15 OCTOBER - Opening of the Exhibition and announcement of the Emerging Artists Prize

15 OCTOBER - 10 Finalists Announced

16 OCTOBER - Public exhibition Opens

29 OCTOBER - Winner and Members’ Choice Award announced at the The Newcastle Club Foundation Art Prize Awards Night and Dinner

Entries Now Open

To enter The Newcastle Club Foundation Acquisitive Art Prize 2021

  1. Enter your personal details
  2. Accept the competition terms and conditions
  3. Enter your artwork details and upload a picture of the artwork
  4. Pay the competition entry fee
  • The entry fee is $50.00
  • Only 1 artwork is to be entered.
  • Please read the terms and conditions carefully before completing the entry form. If you have any questions, please contact us.
  • Entries must be submitted using the online form only., which will be available from Monday 21st June 2021. 
  • Emailed entries will not be accepted.
  • An artist may be required to provide additional information in regard to an application or artwork submitted.
  • Not providing the additional information may result in the application being declared ineligible.
  • Upon the completion of the entry form and following the payment of the entry fee, you will receive an email from support team at Easel Art Space, notifying you that your entry has been successfully received.

Please direct all enquiries to Easel Art Space or email Easel Art Space Support Team

Thank you.

The Newcastle Club Foundation

Previous Finalists and Winners

2019 Finalists
2018 Finalists
2017 Finalists