About The Prize

  • Alice Wormald Restless interactions 2021, oil on linen,125 x 100 cm. Winner of the 2022 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize.

    Alice Wormald Restless interactions 2021, oil on linen,125 x 100 cm. Winner of the 2022 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize.

  • Asher Bilu KR 12  2021, resin and pigment on board, 91 x 122 cm. Winner of the 2022 Local Art Prize

    Asher Bilu KR 12  2021, resin and pigment on board, 91 x 122 cm. Winner of the 2022 Local Art Prize

  • Installation view of the 2022 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

    Installation view of the 2022 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

  • Installation view of the 2022 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

    Installation view of the 2022 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

  • Installation view of the 2022 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

    Installation view of the 2022 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

  • Installation view of the 2022 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

    Installation view of the 2022 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

  • Installation view of the 2022 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

    Installation view of the 2022 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

  • Installation view of the 2022 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

    Installation view of the 2022 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

  • Installation view of the 2022 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

    Installation view of the 2022 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

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

Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize 2022 finalist exhibition now open

6 May – 26 June 2022

2022 Finalists:
Tia Ansell, Joel Arthur, Nick Ashby, Emma Beer, Asher Bilu, Elisabeth Bodey, Peter Burke, Echo Cai, Martin Claydon, Geoff Coleman, Brett Colquhoun, Greg Creek, Sarah crowEST, Jonathan Crowther, Claudia Damichi, Ann Debono, Katrina Dobbs, Nikolaus Dolman, Craig Easton, Betra Fraval, Helga Groves, Euan Heng, Franky Howell, Dena Kahan, Sam Martin, Natalie Mather, Ian McCallum, Elyss McCleary, Angilyiya Mitchell, Philip James Mylecharane, Tinieka Page, David Palliser, Steven Rendall, Lucy Roleff, Lisa Sewards, Robin Stewart, Georgia Szmerling, Kate Vassallo, Jake Walker, Darren Wardle, Alice Wormald.

Winners of the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize 2022

Major Prize (Acquisitive): Alice Wormald Restless interactions 2021, oil on linen, 125 x 100cm. Courtesy the artist and Daine Singer, Melbourne.
Local Art Prize: Asher Bilu KR 12  2021, resin and pigment on board, 91 x 122cm. Courtesy the artist.

Judges

The judges for the 2022 prize are:
Dr David Sequeira, Director, Fiona and Sidney Myer Gallery, University of Melbourne
Bala Starr, Director, La Trobe Art Institute
Joanna Bosse, Curator, Bayside Gallery

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.