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Paul Guest Prize

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The Paul Guest Prize is a non-acquisitive cash prize of $15,000 which is held biennially, highlighting contemporary drawing practice in Australia. The Prize was initiated by former Family Court Judge and Olympic rower, the Honourable Paul Guest QC and encourages artists from across Australia to engage with the important medium of drawing in contemporary art practice.

‘My abiding and passionate interest in art commenced several decades ago and from those early beginnings I was introduced to contemporary art in a holistic way which ran parallel to my professional career. I appreciate that the journey for artists is, at times, a demanding and tortuous one and I trust that in some small way I have and will continue to assist them to achieve their full potential.’ The Honourable Paul M Guest, QC

Previous winners include Tom Nicholson; Heather B Swann; Peter Grziwotz and Belinda Fox .

In 2018 we are pleased to welcome back Judge Roger Butler, Senior Curator, Australian Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Australia.

An exhibition will feature the artworks of all finalists at Bendigo Art Gallery from 30 June - 9 September 2018.



Entries close 4pm Monday 16 April 2018.

For all terms and conditions, important dates and contacts, click here.

Past winners and finalists

2016 Finalists

2014 Finalists

2012 Finalists

2010 Finalists