Wollumbin Art Award

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17 July 2022
1 October 2022
Prize money
AUD $30,000
NSW, Australia
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Wollumbin Art Award

Biennial - even years. Next calling in 2024

2022 - 473 entries with 60 finalists selected

The Wollumbin Art Award (WAA) is the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre’s new non-acquisitive biennial $30,000 award open to artists living in the Tweed, Ballina, Byron, Kyogle and Scenic Rim Shires, as well as Lismore and Gold Coast City. The Award, named after the mountain the Gallery overlooks, celebrates the calibre and diversity of artists of the region.

There is no theme and artists may submit works in any medium. The 2022 Guest Judge is writer, curator, and editor of VAULT Magazine, Alison Kubler.

First Prize is $15,000 and includes a two week residency at the Nancy Fairfax Artist In Residence Studio at Tweed Regional Gallery. The $10, 000 WAA Bundjalung Award for First Nations artists includes an exhibition at Tweed Regional Gallery. The Emerging Artist Award is $5000.

Contact: for more information e: AwardsandPrizes@tweed.nsw.gov.au

Venue:  Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Tweed Heads, NSW

Application dates
27 April 2022 - 17 July 2022
Exhibition dates
30 September 2022 - 20 November 2022
Finalists notified
8 August 2022
Regional or State Entries
Prize frequency
Biennial - Even Years
Alison Kubler
Prize genre
Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Tweed Heads, NSW
AUD $30,000
$35 Entry Fee and 33% Commission
Last updated
11 February 2023
Prior Winners
2022: Amber Wallis - Winner ($15,000)
2022: Mia Forrest - Emerging Artist Prize ($5,000)
2022: Michael Philp - Bundjalung Award ($10,000)