Applications are now open for the Lake Art Prize 2022. The theme for the prize is ‘The Vessel: contained within and moving between’.
In working with the theme, we invite artists to explore literal or lateral translations of the vessel, exploring the notions of, but not limited to the power to hold, containment, passage, memory as well as the vessel in relation to life, water and place.
The Lake Art Prize 2022 has a $25,000 acquisitive prize pool to acquire works for the MAC yapang collection. Finalist's works will be on view at MAC yapang in the Lake Art Prize 2022 finalist exhibition from 24 September - 11 December 2022.
MAC yapang sits upon the Awabakal Country in which Awaba, the Lake, is contained. As water is an integral part of our direct landscape it is also an ongoing theme in the exhibition programming and collection strategy.
Applications are to be submitted in a two step process, outlined below. Please complete both steps prior to the application closing date to ensure the validity of your entry.
1. Complete the online application form
2. Pay your $35 entry fee. The online payment portal is available below. You can also pay with cash or card at the MAC yapang front desk, 9am – 3pm Tuesday – Sunday. Remember to note down your Smartygrants submission number.
Please send your question via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MAC yapang team are monitoring this inbox and will respond to you.
If you would like to pay in cash, you can do so over the counter at MAC yapang during opening hours Tuesday to Sunday 9am - 3pm.
Please ensure you have submitted your application and have your submission number at the time of payment.
If your work is selected as a finalist for exhibition, you will be issued an exhibition agreement which requests artwork price.
Extensions will not be granted for this prize. Please refer to the terms and conditions.
Yes, when you complete the online payment process you will be sent a receipt via email.
Yes, you will be notified via email if you are successful or unsuccessful. A list of finalists will then be available online on our website.
Artwork can be of any medium including, but not limited to, sculpture, painting, drawing, photomedia, installation, sound, fibre arts and a single piece or multi-piece artwork.
There are no prize categories.
The prize is open to all mediums/artwork that address the exhibition theme 'The Vessel: contained within and moving between'.
Yes, your work cannot exceed 250cm in any direction or weigh more than 20kg.
Please upload a still image from your piece and send the file securely using a file transfer program to email@example.com.
Include your application number, name and the words “Video file for download” in the subject line.
The Lake Art Prize is open to all Australians (citizens or residents) who are 18 years and older on 22 August 2022 and must be living in Australia as their main place of residence. (Proof of age or residency may be required.)
If an artwork is selected for the finalist exhibition
If the artwork is selected as The Lake Art Prize winner or for Highly Commended Acquisition: