The Newcastle Club Foundation Acquisitive Art Prize was established in 2015 to:

  • Acknowledge the artistic endeavours of artists associated with the Hunter Region of NSW

  • Showcase their talent

  • Encourage the development and enterprise of emerging artists

  • Support the creative development of artists associated with the Hunter Region

  • Provide an opportunity for art of the Hunter Region artists to be viewed, appraised and sold.



The Newcastle Club has been in continuous operation since 1885. Establishing The Newcastle Club Foundation Acquisitive Art Prize in 2015 demonstrates the vision of The Club, its recognition that the creative arts are today, as they were a century ago, integral to the community and a vital element of the life energy of the city of Newcastle and the surrounding Hunter Valley. 

  • 15 JUNE  -  Information Pack Available

  • 21 JUNE  -  Entries Open

  • 27 SEPTEMBER  -  Entries Close

  • 4 OCTOBER  -  Invitation to Exhibition and the Final Round of Judging

  • 15 OCTOBER  -  Opening of the Exhibition and announcement of the Emerging Artists Prize

  • 15 OCTOBER  -  10 Finalists Announced

  • 16 OCTOBER  -  Public exhibition Opens

  • 29 OCTOBER  -  Winner and Members’ Choice Award announced at the The Newcastle Club Foundation Art Prize Awards Night and Dinner

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To enter The Newcastle Club Foundation Acquisitive Art Prize 2021

  1. Enter your personal details

  2. Accept the competition terms and conditions

  3. Enter your artwork details and upload a picture of the artwork

  4. Pay the competition entry fee

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The entry fee is $50.00.  Only 1 artwork is to be entered.
Please read the terms and conditions carefully before completing the entry form. If you have any questions, please
contact us.

Entries must be submitted using the online form only. Emailed entries will not be accepted.

An artist may be required to provide additional information in regard to an application or artwork submitted.

Not providing the additional information may result in the application being declared ineligible.

Upon the completion of the entry form and following the payment of the entry fee, you will receive an email notifying you that your entry has been successfully received. If you don’t receive an email notification, contact our support team.

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Make sure to read the Art Prize Information Pack 2021 for information on:

  • Art Prize Theme 2021 - Media

  • Art Prize Theme 2021 - Size

  • Art Prize Theme 2021- Eligibility

  • Art Prize Theme 2021- Region

  • Art Prize Theme - Emerging Artists

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