About The Prize

  • Left: Dani McKenzie, Camp 2019, oil on linen, 61.5 x 87 cm. Winner of BAAP 2019. Right: Fiona McMonagle, Toast with jam 2018, oil on linen, 77 x 72.5 cm. Winner of 2019 Local Art Prize.

    Left: Dani McKenzie, Camp 2019, oil on linen, 61.5 x 87 cm. Winner of BAAP 2019. Right: Fiona McMonagle, Toast with jam 2018, oil on linen, 77 x 72.5 cm. Winner of 2019 Local Art Prize.

  • 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

    Installation view of the 2019 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize finalist exhibition

  • Dani McKenzie, Camp 2019, oil on linen, 61.5 x 87 cm. Winner of 2019 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize

    Dani McKenzie, Camp 2019, oil on linen, 61.5 x 87 cm. Winner of 2019 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize

  • 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

BAAP 2020 FINALISTS ANNOUNCEMENT

Bayside Gallery is pleased to announce that the following artists have been selected as finalists in this year’s art prize:

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

As Bayside Gallery is temporarily closed due to COVID-19, this exhibition has been postponed to 2021.

Judges

The judges for the 2020 prize are:
Ryan Johnston, Director, Buxton Contemporary
Louise Tegart, Director, Art Gallery of Ballarat
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.