About The Prize

  • Alec Baker Ngura (Country) 2019, acrylic on linen, 112 x 198 cm. Winner of the 2020/21 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize

    Alec Baker Ngura (Country) 2019, acrylic on linen, 112 x 198 cm. Winner of the 2020/21 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize

  • Michelle Zuccolo Habitat 2020, oil on canvas, 50 x 70 cm. Winner of the 2020/21 Local Art Prize

    Michelle Zuccolo Habitat 2020, oil on canvas, 50 x 70 cm. Winner of the 2020/21 Local Art Prize

  • Noni Drew I like that (Series) 2020, acrylic and pencil on board, 73 x 73 cm. Winner of the 2020/21 People’s Choice Award

    Noni Drew I like that (Series) 2020, acrylic and pencil on board, 73 x 73 cm. Winner of the 2020/21 People’s Choice Award

  • Installation view of the 2020/21 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

    Installation view of the 2020/21 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

  • Installation view of the 2020/21 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

    Installation view of the 2020/21 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

  • Installation view of the 2020/21 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

    Installation view of the 2020/21 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

  • Installation view of the 2020/21 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

    Installation view of the 2020/21 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

  • Installation view of the 2020/21 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

    Installation view of the 2020/21 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

  • Installation view of the 2020/21 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

    Installation view of the 2020/21 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

  • Installation view of the 2020/21 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

    Installation view of the 2020/21 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

  • Installation view of the 2019 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

    Installation view of the 2019 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

  • Installation view of the 2018 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

    Installation view of the 2018 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

  • Installation view of the 2018 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

    Installation view of the 2018 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

  • Installation view of the 2018 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

    Installation view of the 2018 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

  • Moya McKenna, Boombox 2018, oil on canvas, 86.5 x 122.5 cm. Winner of BAAP 2018

    Moya McKenna, Boombox 2018, oil on canvas, 86.5 x 122.5 cm. Winner of BAAP 2018

  • Installation view, BAAP 2016

    Installation view, BAAP 2016

  • Installation view of the 2016 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

    Installation view of the 2016 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

  • Installation view of the 2015 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

    Installation view of the 2015 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

  • BAAP 2017 winner Michael Vale with judges Samantha Comte and Michael Brennan

    BAAP 2017 winner Michael Vale with judges Samantha Comte and Michael Brennan

$15,000
Major Prize (Acquisitive)
$3,000
Local Art Prize
$1,000
People's Choice Award

Call for Entries 2022 BAAP Now Open

We are pleased to announce that the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize is open for entries 11 October 2021 to 11 February 2022.

Entries will be shortlisted and finalists announced 18 March 2022.

Judges

The judges for the 2022 prize are:
Dr David Sequeira, Director, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
Bala Starr, Director, La Trobe Art Institute
Joanna Bosse, Curator, Bayside Gallery

Key Dates

Applications close: 5pm, Friday 11 February 2022
Selection notification: By Friday 18 March 2022
Artwork delivery: During gallery hours 26 April to 01 May 2022
Announcement and official opening: 6pm, Thursday 5 May 2022
Finalist exhibition dates: Friday 6 May – Sunday 26 June 2022
Artwork collection: During gallery hours Tuesday 28 June to Friday 01 July 2022

Established in 2015, the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize is a celebration of contemporary Australian painting. The finalist exhibition brings together a broad range of artists, both established and lesser known, whose varied approaches to the painted medium conveys the breadth and diversity of painting in Australia today.

The annual prize is an important opportunity for Bayside City Council to add exceptional works of art to its collection and to promote art and artists as a valuable part of the Bayside community.