Gallery M Open Contemporary Art Prize

10 August - 2 September 2018

This is the third 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                                          $200 (products voucher)

Entries for this exhibition closed on May 31 2018

Entry to the exhibition will be based on an independent judging panel selecting the finalists' artworks from the digital images submitted.
Our judges this year are:
Erica Green, Director, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art
Fiona Salmon, Director, Flinders Art Museum
Jim Moss, Lecturer in Art History & Theory, School of Art, Architecture & Design, UNI SA

The final judging of finalist artwork will take place in Gallery M prior to the exhibition 10 August - 2 September 2018.

And the Finalists are:

Jason Astin

Bianca Burian

Jon Carl

Michelle Driver

Steven Duncan

Michelle Ellis

John Hamilton

Rosie Hamilton

Patrick Heath

Kathryn Hill

Ronda Hollis

Kevin Hudson

Valerie Jordan

Jann Makepeace

John Martin

Helen Nieuwendijk

Ron Orchard

David O’Conner

Tim O’Shea

Yousouf Peerbaye

Maureen Prichard

Alan Ramachandran

Fatemeh Shahriari

Stephen Skillitzi

Dave Smith

Julie Strawinski

Peter Surguy

Kaaren Temme

Anne Thompson

Lucy Timbrell

Click the booklet link above to view a PDF version

And the Winners Are:

Major Prize  - $3000
generously donated by Jarrah J. Holmes, Principal / Sales / RentalsCENTURY 21 Bayside Brighton

Kevin Hudson
'Take Away Time'
76cm W x 60cm H

 Ian Willding Emerging Art Prize - $1,000 

Steven Duncan
(right)  ' Sun Trail Over St Peter's Cathedral'
4 month single exposure solargraph printed on German etching Paper
(far right) 'Sun Trail Over the New Royal Adelaide Hospital'
2 month single exposure solargraph printed on German etching Paper
55cm W x 66cm H (each)

 Warradale Hotel Prize - $500 

Patrick Heath
'Glory Days'
carved cricket bats
approx. 10cm W x 78cm H each

 Splashout Art Studios Award - $500 voucher

Kathryn Hill
mixed media on board (diptych)
152cm W x 62cm H

 Premier Art Supplies Award - $200 voucher

Ron Orchard
'Garden Scene'
screen print
106cm W x 77cm H

 Gallery M would also like to thank