About the Prize

2018 BAAP WINNER: MOYA MCKENNA
2018 LOCAL ART PRIZE WINNER: GEORGIE MATTINGLEY

BAAP 2018 finalists:
Sam Cranstoun, Tony Curran, Patrick Dagg, Nick Devlin, James Dodd, Troy Emery, Julia Gorman, Alizon Gray, Louise Gresswell, Christine Healy, Sophia Hewson, Justin Hinder, Fassih Keiso, Robyn Kinsela, Annika Koops, John Krzywokulski, Ngaio Lenz, Jordan Marani, Sam Martin, Georgie Mattingley, Rob McHaffie, Moya McKenna, Fiona McMonagle, Valmayi Nampitjinpa, David Neale, David Palliser, Jahnne Pasco-White, David Ralph, Ebony Truscott, Kate Tucker, Darren Wardle, Michelle Zuccolo.

The finalist exhibition is on display Friday 18 May – Sunday 8 July at the Gallery at Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, Corner Carpenter & Wilson Street, Brighton, VIC 3186.

Congratulations to this year’s winners Moya McKenna and Georgie Mattingley!

ABOUT BAAP

The Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize (BAAP) is an annual prize and exhibition that aims to increase opportunities for participation in Bayside’s arts and cultural program; foster a sense of identity, pride and place in Bayside through a community event; and enable the acquisition of exceptional artworks for the Bayside City Council Art & Heritage Collection. BAAP is judged by industry professionals who award total prize monies and acquisitive funds of $19,000.

In 2018 the major prize of $15,000 will be awarded to a painting. There is also a Local Art Prize of $3,000 for an artwork or artist with a local connection and visitors to the exhibition can become involved by casting a vote in the $1,000 People’s Choice Award.

This year we welcome Charlotte Day, Director, Monash University Museum of Art and Annika Kristensen, Senior Curator, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art who will join Nicole Salvo, Assistant Curator, The Gallery at Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre on the 2018 judging panel.