Paddington Art Prize

Welcome to the Paddington Art Prize 2016

A $25,000 National acquisitive prize for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape, now in it's 13th year. I have pleasure in announcing an additional NON-ACQUISITIVE PRIZE of $5,000 for a young artist aged 18-30. In addition UNSW Art & Design will offer a selected artist the opportunity to create a limited edition print plus a $2,000 prize will be presented to the Honorable Mention recipient and a $1,000 gift certificate from the Sydney Art Store will be presented to the Highly Commended recipient. As well, a selected artist will be given the opportunity to enjoy a 1 week artist retreat at Sofala Cottage.

ONLINE ENTRIES available from the 10th March, 2016
ENTRIES CLOSE at midnight, 10th September, 2016


THURSDAY 20th OCTOBER 2016 ~ 6-8PM

Video by Paul Green of Paul Green Photo Video Art

Announcing the Winners of the Paddington Art Prize 2015

Congratulations to Ross Laurie, Winner of the $25,000 Paddington Art Prize.

Congratulations to our other prize winners: Robyn Sweaney, Winner of the Honourable Mention Prize, Joshua Cocking, Winner of the Highly Commended Prize, Catherine Cassidy, Winner of the 2 Week Artist Retreat Prize and Mary Tonkin, Winner of the Print Prize.

A big thank you to the judges Euan Macleod, Michael Nock, and Peter Sharp for their time and expertise is selecting the finalists and winners and thanks to all those involved who made this year's prize possible.

Exhibition of National Finalists
Opening Night and Prize Presentation

Thursday, 22nd October 2015, 6 - 8pm

111 - 113 Queen Street, Woollahra NSW 2025

Exhibition to be opened by

Jane Watters, Director, S. H. Ervin Gallery

All paintings are avalible for sale

Exhibition dates: Thursday, 22nd October until Sunday, 1st November 2015

Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday 11am - 6pm, Sunday 12midday - 4pm

Artist talk

Saturday 24th October and 31st. 3 - 4pm

111 - 113 Queen Street, Woollahra NSW 2025

2015 Judges


Euan Macleod


Michael Nock
International Art Patron / Collector and Artist


Peter Sharp
Head of Drawing at UNSW Art and Design / Artist

Entry Prize Giveaway

This year, each completed entry into the Paddington Art Prize was automatically placed into a draw for random selection to win a signed, limited edition print by Tony Costa, winner of the Paddington Art Prize 2014. We are pleased to announce that Penelope Oates of Grose Vale, NSW was selected and is the recipient of a limited edition print of Tony's winning painting "Fallen Tree Port Hacking RNP" from 2014. Paddington Art Prize wishes to thank all the artists for their support and participation in the prize this year.

Key dates for 2016

Online applications forms will be avalible from Thursday the 10th of March 2016 - and will close on the Saturday the 10th of September 2016.

Exhibition of National Finalists Opening Night and Presentation Thursday 20th October, 6 - 8 pm 2016

111 - 113 Queen Street Woollahra, NSW 2025. Entrance via Dorhauer Lane

All paintings are available for sale. Please contact Marlene Antico on 0418 167 135 for all enquiries 707-232-2038

Founder/Principal Sponsor of the Paddington Art Prize

Marlene Antico