4 - 27 August 2017


Gallery M Open Contemporary
Art Prize 2017

an exhibition of selected finalists' artworks in various media,
with over $5,000 in prizes

This is the second year of the Gallery M Open Contemporary Art Prize, providing an exciting opportunity for South Australian artists to exhibit their work. The art prize exhibition is an initiative of Gallery M and Jarrah J. Holmes of Century 21, and is open to all artists aged over 18 years living and working in South Australia.

The exhibition is a SALA Festival event.

The exhibition was collaboratively judged by three independent professionals, who had the difficult task of choosing the finalists from over 170 entries. The thirty six selected finalists are innovative works in a range of media.

As well as paintings and drawings, there is photography, textiles, sculpture, mixed media, woven tapestry, ceramics and digital artwork.

Through generous sponsorship the Gallery M Open Contemporary Prize is offering non-acquisitive prizes to the value of over $5,000. Gallery M also acknowledges the valuable in kind support given by Centreprint, Patritti Wines & the Marion Cultural Centre.

  • Major Prize: $3,000 (donated by Jarrah J. Holmes, Century 21)
  • Ian Willding Emerging Art Prize: $1,000
  • Warradale Hotel Prize: $500
  • Splashout Art Studios: $500 (products voucher)
  • Premier Art Supplies: $100 (products voucher)

It is with sadness that we acknowledge the Ian Willding Prize, as he bequeathed it to Gallery M shortly before his untimely passing in August last year.

Gallery M is the perfect venue to display varied artworks, with a lofty 4 metre high ceiling and movable interior walls creating a versatile exhibition space.

Finalists and Prize Winners can be found here

Gallery M would like to thank: