Entries open for The John Villiers Trust Outback Art Prize

Organisation:

The Waltzing Matilda Centre, Winton

The John Villiers Trust Outback Art Prize is an opportunity for artists to tell their story of the outback and be eligible for prizes up to $10,000.

For the eleventh year, The John Villiers Trust Outback Art Prize is inviting artists from all over Australia to use their talents to tell the story of the outback through painting, drawing, print and sculpture.

The Art Prize is open for entries from August 2022 until early January 2023. Entries from professional and emerging artists are welcome as part of this artistic celebration of country life hosted by the Outback Regional Gallery in the Waltzing Matilda Centre, Winton.

The Art Prize culminates in an exhibition at the Outback Regional Gallery between March and May and draws visitors from far and wide to celebrate the wonders of the outback.

With prizes up to $10,000 on offer, participating artists have submitted a stunning array of high-quality pieces using a variety of media to tell their story of the outback in previous years, including last year’s finalists.

Lea-Anne Bradley, CEO of The John Villiers Trust (JVT), said the Art Prize was an opportunity to not only celebrate the outback, but to also bring communities together and promote Winton and the surrounding area as a unique place to visit.

“JVT exists to help amplify the voices of country communities, so we are delighted to once again see those voices brought to life through the Art Prize,” Ms Bradley said.

“Of course, we could not do this for country people without the support of the Winton Shire Council, Elders Insurance Central Qld, Flying Arts Alliance, and the incredible team at the Waltzing Matilda Centre.”

With winners announced in March 2023 and entries exhibited at the Outback Regional Gallery in the Waltzing Matilda Centre, it’s another great reason to visit Winton.

Find out more about the event and the many reasons to visit Winton here.

Image featured was last year’s prize winner ‘Lake Menindee Running on Empty’ by Paul White.