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The 2021 Geelong contemporary art prize is a signature event that assists with the development of the Gallery’s collection while fostering Australian artists and contemporary painting practice in general.

Important dates:
Entries open Monday 7 December 2020 (10.00am)

Entries close Friday 12 March (5.00pm)
Note: original deadline of Friday 5 March was extended by 7 days due to Stage 4 restrictions enforced in Victoria

Shortlisting: March 2021

Notification of selection from Monday 12 April 2021

Selected entries to be delivered to the Gallery from Monday 10 to Friday 14 May 2021 (between 10.00am and 4.00pm)

Official opening: Thursday 27 May 2021

Exhibition dates: Saturday 29 May to Sunday 22 August 2021

How to enter
- Read the Conditions of entry and ensure all eligibility requirements are met
- Complete the Entry form
- Upload digital image
- Submit payment of AUD $40.00 (incl. GST) per work (maximum of two works)
- Once processed, acknowledgement of entry and receipt of payment will be sent to entrants

Please visit for more information.

Program and Opportunity Access

Geelong Gallery welcomes visitors with specific needs to contact us for further information.
Please contact or 03 5229 3645.

Venue Access

Access to Geelong Gallery is available at the entrance at 55 Little Malop Street Geelong.
Accessible free and ticketed disabled parking is available on Little Malop Street.

Wheelchair access toilets are located on the lower level of the Gallery, via the lift. Please contact us for any further assistance on 03 5229 3645.

Find out more

For bookings and information on specific access and transport.

Simone Mugavin
Marketing Assistant



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