the 2021 copy
Hawkesbury River 2020

Important Dates

Please note: Entries for Hawkesbury Art Prize 2021 are now closed

Thank you for your entries

Entries Opened: 1st June 2021

Entries CLOSED: 5:00pm Friday 15th October 2021

27th October – Finalists notified

27th November – Opening night, awarding of prizes by Susan Templeman MP

27th November – 12th December 2021 – Exhibition of finalists



Winner Hawkesbury Art Prize: Angus Fisher , Carrion #3

Highly Commended: Matilda Dumas, Washing Day

Highly Commended Hawkesbury Resident: Victoria Peel, Three Mile Fire

Commended x4:  Laura Patterson, Ballanjui Fern Specimens

                                 Catherine Parker, Road Trip Heaven

                                 Shane Bonsujet, Sunday Arvo: snag on the way out

                                 Hellie Mahony, Fowlers Gap, near the Ochre House

‘Packers Prize’       Ashley Frost, Escarpment Angophora Study

                                  Liss Finney, Self Portrait as a Wetsuit


Joseph McGlennon                   Embers 1 (Cockatoo One)

Lucila Zentner                             Kangaroo

Anna Nordstrom                        River Run Blue

Missy Townsend                         Gariwerd Skyline

Rowan Robertson                      Autumn Light on the Mountain

Shane Bonsujet                          Sunday Arvo: snag on the way out

Matilda Dumas                           Washing Day

Nick Coulson                               Daphne Street

Victoria Peel                                Three Mile Fire

Liss Finney                                   Self Portrait as a Wetsuit

Florence Kelly                              Sparkling Water and Oysters

Shane Bonsujet                          The Gauntlet Narrated by David Attenborough

Emily Imeson                              Prehistory, Secret Survival

Angus Fisher                               Carrion #3

Mary Tonkin                                 Out There, Kalorama

Jane Guthleben                          Hawkesbury Gentrification

Debbie Mackinnon                    The First Days of Spring

Hellie Mahony                             Fowlers Gap, near the Ochre House

Julia Griffin                                  Larapinta

Amy Raymond                           Early Risers

Kate Dorrough                            A Changing Bush Fire Season

Elliot Nimmo                               A great soak – morning

Ashley Frost                                Escarpment Angophora Study

Catherine Parker                       Road Trip to Heaven

Erika Cholich                              Purloined Loveliness                

Dan Withey                                 This Australia

Deidre Morrison                         View East From Streeton Lookout, Freemans Reach

Paul Gorjan                                 Two different things

Melanie Hind                              10 Weeks

Fiona Verity                                 Interiorscapes – Open the window – let the garden in

Julie Paterson                            Threatened, Endangered, Extinct

Anne Kwasner                            Souvenirs of Untold Stories

Laura Patterson                          Ballanjui Fern Specimens

Dianne Tchumut                        Weavings

Carissa Karamarko                     Where shall we go today, little Banksia

Fiona Dobrijevich                       Maris Ocularis

Matthew Wright                         apostrophe

Shahroud Ghahani                    Erasure

Mark Callaghan                          Long Beach Massacre

Ruth Rawle                                  A few beers

Jill Dunkerton                             Coastal Pool

Streeton's Hawkesbury River 1896


First prize of $10,000 plus a two week at residency at Glenhuntly Estate in the Hawkesbury is awarded to the winning entry. Two highly commended prizes of $1000 plus an additional art residency are also awarded. Three eminent visual arts professionals judge the prize and select the finalists. The art prize is for a painting that is inspired by contemporary Australian identity. Artists are invited to respond to the concept of contemporary identity in Australian life. Accordingly, the theme often helps artists explain the rapidly changing environment in which they live, or conversely, promotes diverse portrayals of history, landscape, place, and ways of seeing. The ensuing exhibition showcases the freshness and vitality of the creative artists that enrich our Australian communities. The winning works form an important collection of modern and contemporary art reflecting evolution in Australian identity, landscape and arts practice in the contemporary era. The prize has been set up in Hawkesbury as a not for profit project.