About the Prize

Winner Announcement

The Gallery @ BACC and Bayside City Council are very pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize:

The Major Prize of $15,000 has been awarded to Peter Westwood for his work Passivity: after ‘an episode from a fight’ 2015, oil on linen mounted on dibond, 149 x 79cm.

The Local Art Prize of $3,000 has been awarded to Rob McHaffie for his work Private school pash 2016, oil on linen, 122 x 76cm.


The People’s Choice Prize has been awarded to Alex Zubryn for his work, A Discarded Geology 2015, oil on linen, 200 x 300cm.

We would like to extend our warm congratulations to the winners, as well as to all the finalists selected for this year’s prize.

2016 Finalists

Terry Batt, Jon Cattapan & Lyndell Brown & Charles Green, Celeste Chandler, Isobel Clement, Samuel Rush Condon, Peter Daverington, Andrew Duong, Jaye Early, Robert Fenton, Jennifer Goodman, Helga Groves, James Guppy, Katherine Hattam, Grant Hill, Paul Jackson, Amanda Johnson, Jordan Marani, Karla Marchesi, Rob Mchaffie, Carlo Pagoda, Valentina Palonen, David Ralph, Steven Rendall, Jack Rowland, Brad Rusbridge, Josh Simpson, Camilla Tadich, Fatemeh Vafaeinejad, Michael Vale, Deborah Walker, Peter Westwood and Alex Zubryn.

The 2016 judging panel consisted of Guy Abrahams, CEO & Co-founder, CLIMARTE, Kirsty Grant, Director & CEO, Heide Museum of Modern Art and Julie Skate, Gallery Supervisor, The Gallery @ Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre.

The Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalists’ exhibition will be open to the public between 11am – 5pm Wednesday to Friday and 1 – 5 pm Saturday and Sunday from Saturday 7 May – Sunday 26 June 2016.

About the Prize

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 suitable artworks for the Bayside City Council Art & Heritage Collection. BAAP will be judged by industry professionals who will award total prize monies and acquisitive funds of $19,000.

In 2016 the major prize of $15,000 is awarded to a painting, in subsequent years the prize may be for works on paper, small sculpture or new media. 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.