Gallery M Open Contemporary Art Prize

4 - 27 August 2017

This is the second year of this prestigious exhibition, an initiative of Gallery M and Jarrah Holmes of Century 21. The exhibition is open to any artist living and working in South Australia (aged over 18 years); using any medium.

All prizes are non acquisitive. The prizes have been generously donated by:

  • Jarrah Holmes, Century 21 - Major Prize     $3,000
  • Ian Willding Emerging Artist Prize                $1,000
  • Warradale Hotel Prize                                       $500
  • Splashout Art Studios Award                          $500 (products  voucher) 
  • Premier Art Supplies Prize                                $100 (voucher)

Entries for this exhibition closed 31 May 2017

Entry to the exhibition was via a pre-selection process, with an independent judging panel selecting the finalists' artworks from the digital images submitted.

The final judging will take place in Gallery M prior to the exhibition 4 - 27 August 2017.

And the finalists are:

Jane Burbidge

Bianca Burian

Fran Callen

Lisa Dalla Rosa

Philip David

Beatrice Dickson

Vicki Dickson

Michelle Driver

Steven Duncan

Anna Durovka

Madeleine Elkin

Kate Foster

Farahnaz Ghofrani Majelan

John Hamilton

Jillian Harvey-Gregurke

Michael Hocking

Pamela Illert

Marzena Kaczmarek

Kai Yang Lau

Richard Lavender

Ingrid Leinert

Milena Malbasic

Andrea Malone

John Martin

Liza Merkalova

Judy Morris

Tim O’Shea

Lilianna Pasternak

Larissa Rogacheva

Dave Smith

Beverley Southcott

Anne Stevens

Ryan Waters

Mark Eric Wilson

Simone Wise-Carrig

Click the booklet link above to view a PDF version


Major Prize  - $3000
generously donated by Jarrah J. Holmes, Principal / Sales / Rentals
CENTURY 21 Bayside Brighton & CENTURY 21 Urban North Plympton

Beverly Southcott
'Re Looking One - Energy Matters'
C type digital print
115cm W x 90cm H

Ian Willding Emerging Art Prize - $1,000 

Anna Durovka
sculpture of driftwood and discarded materials
37cm W x 57cm H

Warradale Hotel Prize - $500 

Richard Lavender
‘Curious Beasts, display from the SA Museum’
oil on acrylic on panel
49.5cm W x 32.5cm H

Splashout Art Studios Award - $500 voucher

Ryan Waters
'Riaghan, 2016 C.E., Australia'
oil paint on wood panel
91cm W x 61cm H

Premier Art Supplies Award - $100 voucher

Lilianna Pasternak
acrylic on canvas
100cm W x 100cm H


Gallery M would also like to thank