• Basil Sellers Art Prize

    ON YOU MARKS!  The Basil Sellers Art Prize invites artists to tackle an Australian obsession—sport. It offers artists an opportunity to be part of a major exhibition at the Potter and a chance to win the $100,000 acquisitive prize, the $5,000 People’s Choice award and the Basil Sellers Creative Fellowship at the National Sports Museum. All entrants participating in the finalists’ exhibition will receive a participation fee of $3,000.

    There are no restrictions on medium or approach. Sport is an integral part of Australian society and this prize encourages artists to embrace this national tradition. The fifth Basil Sellers Art Prize will be awarded in July 2016, in conjunction with a nationally promoted exhibition of finalists’ work at the Potter.

    GET SET!  
    Closing date for submission of entries: Friday 26 June 2015
    Announcement of shortlisted artists: September 2015
    Artworks completed for exhibition: June 2016
    Exhibition at the Potter: July to November 2016

    GO! Download conditions of entry and the entry form here.
    Make your payment for the Basil Sellers Art Prize administration fee by credit card via our e-cart here. Credit card payments must be made on or before the closing date for entries on 26 June 2015. A receipt will be issued to you via email. Please read the Conditions of Entry before making your payment, as refunds will not be issue for ineligible entries. More information on previous prizes can be found here and the 2014 catalogue can be downloaded from here.



    Tony Albert, Once upon a time... (detail) 2014, watercolour, gouache, printed book, covers, collage, paper, wooden blocks, plastic figurines, vinyl, 27 components, installation (variable): 200 x 300 cm, © Courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney

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