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

  • 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

EXHIBITION OF 2020/21 BAAP FINALISTS

We are pleased to announce that the $15,000 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize has been awarded to Alec Baker for his work Ngura (Country) 2019 and the Local Art Prize has been won by Michelle Zuccolo for her painting Habitat 2020.

The exhibition of 38 finalists is now on display until 4 July 2021.

Finalists are: Benjamin Aitken, Karima Baadilla, Alec Baker, Max Berry, Alison Binks, David Brian, Magda Cebokli, Ash Coates, Brett Colquhoun, Jarryd Cooper, Emma Coulter, Marcel Cousins, Noni Drew, Emily Ferretti, Martin George, Bob Gibson, Julia Gorman, Simon Grennan, Rose Anna Hamnes, Euan Heng, Kez Hughes, Tracey Jones, Linda Judge, Dena Kahan, Belem Lett, Travis MacDonald, Tim McMonagle, Betty Muffler, Sally M. Nangala Mulda, Ivan Namirrkki, Saffron Newey, David Ralph, Anna Rowbury, Brad Rusbridge, Bryan Spier, Darren Wardle, Alice Wormald, Michelle Zuccolo.

Judges

The judges for the 2020/21 prize are:
Louise Tegart, Director, Art Gallery of Ballarat
Ryan Johnston, Head of Academic Programs, Museums and Collections, University of Melbourne
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.