5 - 28 August 2016

This inaugural Gallery M Open Contemporary Prize was an initiative of Gallery M and Century 21 Bayside Brighton. The exhibition was open to any artist living and working in South Australia (aged over 18 years); using any medium.

All prizes were non acquisitive. The prizes were generously donated by:

  • First Prize        $3,000     (Century 21 Bayside Brighton)
  • Second Prize   $1,000     (A to Z Conveyancing)
  • Third Prize       $500        (Riviera Homes)

The final judging took place in Gallery M prior to the exhibition 5-28 August 2016.

Thank you to all the artists who submitted fantastic images of their artwork - the judges had a difficult task selecting the exhibition pieces

List of selected finalists


FIRST PRIZE - $3,000   (Century 21 Bayside Brighton)

Tim O'shea
'At the Gallery'
oil on canvas
125cm W x 94cm H

SECOND PRIZE - $1,000   (A to Z Conveyancing)

Ian Willding
'Portal to My Childhood Dreams'
acrylic on canvas
73cm W x 98cm H

THIRD PRIZE - $500   (Riviera Homes)

Fran Callen
charcoal on paper
150cm W x 120cm H