2022 Acquisitive Art Prize Opens

Published on 07 September 2021


The Cabonne Acquisitive Art Prize is returning again in 2022!  


The Cabonne Acquisitive Art Prize, now in its third year, aims to foster a sense of identity, pride and place in Cabonne, whilst encouraging and showcasing the high calibre of creative talent in the region.  


The winning artwork will be acquired by Cabonne Council and will join Michael Carroll’s 2020 painting “Gordon’s Garden”, and Amanda Holman’s 2021 painting “Storms Gathering Over Mount Canobolas”, which are now in the Cabonne Council Art and Heritage Collection.  


Holman’s winning artwork is currently hung at the Cabonne Council office in Molong, where it will continue to be housed until a permanent display is established at the new Cabonne Community Centre, which is currently undergoing construction.  


“I am so honoured to have won the Cabonne Acquisitive Art Prize 2021. The exhibition is a wonderful platform to showcase local artist of all ages and experience,” Holman said.  


The award is going from strength to strength, with over 70 exhibitors entered the 2021 competition. 


The Cabonne Acquisitive Art Prize Working Party Chair, Councillor Libby Oldham, said that she is excited to see the award go ahead in the coming year.


“It has been a pleasure to see the growth in the recognition of the award since its inception in 2019. Having an outlet for creative talent is so important in regional and rural areas like Cabonne.” She said. 


Applications are now open to all artists who wish to enter the Cabonne Acquisitive Art Prize. There are also two categories that encourage the young artistic talents of the Cabonne region - The Primary School Art Prize, and the Secondary School Art Prize. With nearly $6000 worth of prizes up for grabs, there has never been a better time to enter your artwork! 


Entries are open to all artists who currently live, work, or attend school in the Cabonne Local Government Area. They are open from now until Friday, 1 April 2022, with the exhibition to take place in May 2022.  Click here to enter now!