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Elioth Gruner Prize

Applications now closed. Reopen later in 2017.

The Art Gallery of NSW awards an annual prize of $1000 for excellence in the study of a landscape in oils. The applicant must be an art student who has lived in New South Wales for at least five years before entering the competition.

Applicants must submit two landscapes, painted in oils, no larger than 100 × 150 cm, along with the completed application form, including a statutory declaration. Applicants are asked at first instance to send images of their entries in PowerPoint format. Shortlisted applicants will then be required to submit original works to the Gallery for final judging.

The prize

The prize is for an amount of $1000 awarded for the best study of a landscape in oils.

Entry requirements

1. The scholarship is open to Australian students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in fine or visual arts or an equivalent studio degree.

2. Applicants must have lived in New South Wales for at least five years prior to applying for the prize.

3. Applicants must submit two JPEG images of recent work. The images must be formatted into a PowerPoint presentation and saved to a CD or USB drive. Format as a landscape presentation, with each slide featuring one image, centred on a white background with the caption underneath (title, date, medium and size). Make the first slide your name only. A downloadable PowerPoint template is available for your reference. Save your presentation in the following format: ‘SURNAME_Firstname_2016’

4. Shortlisted applicants are required to deliver the original paintings to the Gallery for final judging. Applicants are required to deliver and collect works at their own cost.

5. All applicants must complete the application form and include a current CV, as well as a statutory declaration that the work is their own and that they have lived in NSW for five years prior to applying for the prize.

How to apply

Please post your completed application form, CD or USB drive, statutory declaration and current CV by 5pm Friday 23 September 2016 to:

Scholarships, Internships and Prizes
c/o Yuki Kawakami
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road, The Domain Sydney NSW 2000

Or deliver in person to reception at the Art Gallery of NSW by 5pm 23 September 2016 addressed as above. Applications post-marked 23 September 2016 will also be accepted if they arrive within seven days from the closing date.

Download application form (PDF 290.5 KB)

Download PowerPoint template (POT 102.5 KB)

Selection process

1. The winner will be notified in November 2016.

2. The scholarship is judged by Gallery staff.

3. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.