Gosford Art Prize and Gosford Ceramics Prize

Winner 2016 Gosford Art Prize, $15,000  Bronwyn Van De Graaff, Cactus Winner 2016 Gosford Ceramic Prize, $2,000 Clodagh Blackburn, Space Rocks Highly Commended 1 Rew Hanks, The Captain and his Bunnies Highly commended 2 Mark Middleton Manganvi Trail Second Prize Geoff Harvey North Lismore View from my House

The Gosford Art Prize is a hotly contested event with local and national artists engaged in friendly competition for over $24,000 in total prizes. The exhibition offers the artist an opportunity to let their work stand on its own, to be judged and appreciated on a level playing field, with each work vying for the viewer’s attention. 

The recent addition of the Gosford Ceramics Prize supports and recognises the growing resurgence in contemporary ceramics throughout Australia

2017 Finalists

The Gosford Regional Gallery would like to congratulate the artists who have been chosen as finalists in the 2017 Gosford Art Prize and Gosford Ceramics Prize.

This year 520 entries were received and 161 artworks were chosen for exhibition. Approximately 65% of the finalists come from the Central Coast, which shows the depth of local talent.

Artists who have been chosen should make sure they check the details listed here, particularly the spelling of their name and the retail / selling price as listed.

Please email the gallery if any details need to be changed before 10:00am Wednesday 20 September.

The opening of the exhibition and the announcement of the awards will be held on Friday 22 September at 6:30pm. Opening night entry fee $5 (free for Members).

Please RSVP to: gallery@gosford.nsw.gov.au

The finalists in this year's competition can be seen below-

Evie Adasal (none provided) acrylic on canvas $1,800.00
Serafima (Seema) Akhmetova (Stamou) Venus Pencil on paper
Carol Alderdice The Sketchy Woodland charcoal and pencil $600.00
Carol Alderdice Morning Mist mixed media $500.00
Katerina Apale Flowers Acrylic on canvas $2,500.00
Trevor Armitage Shack #1, Royal National Park, Aug 2017 Oil on board $800.00
Graham Austin Rockpool Watercolour $4,850.00
Peter Baka Brush turkey man Oil on wood $1,500.00
Graeme Balchin The Girl That Got Eaten By The Tree oil on linen $9,000.00
Lyndall Beck The Oyster Shed 9 oil paintings on canvas -  5 x 7 inches each $4,000.00
Robert Bennetts Wyrrabalong Tapestry Acrylic on canvas
Kylie Beynon Untitled Mixed media
Wendy Bills Three Portraits of Mike Worrall after Van Dyck, Hals and Rembrandt oil on canvas $1,500.00
Wendy Bills Desole oil on canvas $850.00
Clodagh Blackburn Windthrown 1,2 & 3 - a Story of Erosion Keane's Lumina porcelain with inclusions of found clays, oxides and ash
Karen Bloomfield Spotto Oil on canvas $3,300.00
Julie Boland One Perfect Day Photography - Silver gelatin hand print $1,000.00
Rene Brager Here Today, Gone Tomorrow Watercolour $495.00
Julie Brown Illawarra Coast Oil $550.00
Michael (BB) Brown Long necked turtle love Acrylic on canvas
Kerry Budding Ancient White Raku Clay, dry glaze, pewter glaze $500.00
John Butler PORTAL 3 (DOCK OF THE BAY) Acrylic on canvas
Jacob Butler Woman in Blue Oil and acrylic on stretched canvas. $300.00
Patrick Carroll The Sydney Harbour Bridge and The Rocks acrylic $12,500.00
Jill Carter-Hansen ENTERED TERRITORY (from 'Places in the Void') One only - Unique State - MONOPRINT $2,800.00
Seong Cho Trail XXII Printmaking- woodblock print/ hand printed on mulberry paper $845.00
Duojie Ciren Early Morning Mist oil on canvas $2,000.00
Chris Clark Avoca Lake Paperbarks encaustic and oils on board $2,950.00
Dale Collier Tiliqua Scincoides Theory: Luminous Valley Installation: photographs, made in Australia tape & crowd control bollard $12,500.00
Andy Collis The Bee-Keeper Acrylic on Canvas $2,225.00
Dino Consalvo Night Ripple Oil on paper, mounted with frame $3,600.00
Sita Cooray Northern Territory mixed media $650.00
Stephen Copland Dream of Ghosts and The Artists Studio one channel colour video - DVD
Shannon Cotterill The Flower Project Photographic
Printed on Hahnemuhle natural cotton rag fine art paper, professionally framed / acid free matting
Shannon Cotterill Grace Photographic / Underwater
Printed on Hahnemuhle natural cotton rag fine art paper, professionally framed / acid free matting
Christopher Diaz Maasai Mara Ceramic tiles Vase
Dana Dion spring energy mixed media on canvas $6,480.00
Dana Dion occean morning mixed drawing media and gesso on paper $3,750.00
Viola Dominello Fagan Park Summer Oil on board $4,000.00
John Dowzard Angorichina Station Euculypt Gouache on paper $1,450.00
Norma Dunston Landscape natural dyed hand stitched fabric on Tapa with silk thread $680.00
Jon Ellis North Avoca Headland Oil on board $2,200.00
Adele Eyers Aussie Mono Oil $15,000.00
Karen Farrell Nesting Sites for forlorn species Ceramic, stoneware glaze, palm fibre, pine needles, shells, silk thread, hemp.
Mike Fish The Wharf at Mona Oil $550.00
Steven Fisher Here She Comes Oils on Linen $1,200.00
Amanda Fuller My view of the sky is endless oil paint on canvas $1,100.00
Amanda Fuller Time passes so quickly oil on linen $850.00
Sandra Garritano Seperation Mixed medium, acrylic with oil glazing. $989.00
Dianne Gerlach Wet track Oil on canvas $990.00
Minka Gillian Sure Catch Polyester mono filament, metal, fiber, plastic $3,600.00
Jody Graham Secret Souvenirs Matchboxes, Ink $1,800.00
Andrew Grassi Kelaher Over and above synthetic polymer and oil on canvas $1,200.00
Marijke Greenway Daily Weather Report, Pearl Beach oil $1,900.00
Kay Haerland Sundown Textile $450.00
Paul Haggith And Nowhere Peace but the Breaking Wave oil on linen
James Hall Procellariidae study Pastel on paper $1,600.00
James Hall On the Loire River Pastel on paper $1,600.00
Eddie Hall Wilpena, inspired by a Hans Heysen painting entitled "The Wilpenas'. Watercolour
Glenn Hambleton Reflections
Artist  Glenn Hambleton
Size 1200 x 900
Oil/Acrylic $1,200.00
Stewart Hambrett Meeting Place Acrylic on canvas $2,700.00
Stewart Hambrett Under the Bridge Acrylic on canvas $1,800.00
Rew Hanks Playing for Keeps Linocut $2,700.00
Geoff Harvey Ash Landscape Acrylic, ink, charcoal & soil on board. $8,800.00
Michele Heibel Introduced Species Etching needle on black clayboard $1,500.00
Bernd Heinrich Metamorphosis Mixed media $6,500.00
Anna-Karina Hermkens Contained I Ceramics: Stoneware, slips and manganese dioxide washes, multiple fired.
Anna-Karina Hermkens Contained II Ceramics: Stoneware, slips and manganese dioxide washes, multiple fired.
Earl Hingston Ormiston Gorge N.T Watercolour $890.00
Earl Hingston Ormiston Gorge N.T Watercolour $890.00
Gillian Hodes Clouds Hand-built porcelain. $500.00
Pamela Honeyfield Upland and Eucalypts Oil on Linen $4,800.00
Pamela Honeyfield Autumn Foliage Oil on Linen $4,800.00
Judith Hoste Open Country - Holbrook  N.S.W. Acrylic $650.00
Ray Howard Untitled ceramic
Janet Hoyer Cobb Sunkissed Earthly Days Oil on canvas
Janet Hoyer Cobb Reflection in Time Oil on canvas
Daniel Hull Young Lady oil
Paul Hurst My coral heart Ceramics $500.00
Paul Hurst A cushion for the weight of your days Earthen ware, underglaze, lustre $250.00
Jules Irving Picasso Girl ceramic naked raku
Greg Jarmaine New Hampshire Winter Oil $10,000.00
Greg Jarmaine Albert Walk, London Oil $3,750.00
Piers Jones Icarus Wood (casuarina)
Debra Jurss Section #10 Glass hot formed, kilnformed, coldworked and hand polished $2,900.00
Roslyn Kean Time with Tradition 5 Multi block woodblock print, hand printed
Ben Kenning Googly eyes enamel on board
Kate Landsberry Tapestry Mixed Media $255.00
Kelly-Anne Love "Echos Across the Bay"
The last call of the Thylacine
Watercolour, Acrylic and Ink $4,500.00
Trena Lowe Nectarines Multi-Plate Etching with Chin-colle $260.00
Shelagh Lummis 'Snowfields' Oil on plywood $700.00
Paul Maher Provincial Gothic oil on canvas $3,500.00
Tony Martin Floating Polished porcelain/ iron bark timber $1,200.00
Leonard Matkevich Constellation of The Swimmer Lumenographic Printmaking
Jocelyn Maughan Pictures at an Exhibition Egg Tempera $3,500.00
Jocelyn Maughan Beach Icon Oil $3,500.00
Dean McColl Flowers in the Snow Ceramic
Cheryl McCoy Lake Eyre II Collograph Print $600.00
Glenn Mckimmin The House Photography $5,995.00
Peter McKnight Last boat built-Kincumber Creek 1906-"Rock Lily" Oil $1,800.00
Gai McMurtrie Poppies in the studio Acrylic $8.00
Skye Mescall 1 Samuel 10:7 - Portrait of Father Rod Bower Watercolour and ink on paper $6,000.00
Mark Middleton The Larnach Piper Oil on canvas $4,200.00
Mark Middleton Sailing in the Afternoon Oil on canvas $4,000.00
Noeline Millar THE OLD WASH POOLS - SCONE ACRYLIC $3,800.00
Helen Mortimer Early morning Reflections Oil on Canvas $1,750.00
Helen Mortimer Name Your Poison Oil on Canvas $1,990.00
Rob Notara Tuscan Noblewoman (16th Century) Ceramic - Stoneware $600.00
Felicity O'Connor Day at the trig Oil on canvas $2,800.00
Robyne Palmer Early morning beside the Murray graphite putty $750.00
Robyne Palmer Guardian of Rumbalara Charcoal $1,200.00
Robyn Pedley Beauty from Ashes Charcoal, graphite, pencil, acrylic, watercolour on cotton rag $1,450.00
Rebecca Pierce THE SIMPLE LIFE THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD Enamel and resin on stretched canvas $9,900.00
Donna Pinter Deep Shallows—the lake's edge Abstract Landscape Photography
Archival print on 308gsm Hahnemuhle 100% Cotton Rag
Prue Platt-Hepworth Beautiful Waste # 5 Digital photographic print on archival gold fibre gloss $750.00
David Ramsden Bliss Drip Oil on aluminium $800.00
John Rayson Four Horsemen corten steel and stainless steel $10,000.00
Jordan Richardson Allied Oil on Aluminium panel
Laraine Richardson Pinot Country C Type digital print of archival quality standard $995.00
Ron Royes The Sentence Mixed $1,500.00
Doria F Saglam Are We Lost Yet? acrylic on canvas $12,000.00
greg salter little red bird steel $6,600.00
Sabrina Santana The Warrior Oil on canvas $4,200.00
Tracey Schramm Haunt Startle and Waylay,  Suspended Kohlrabi Photograph with encaustic wax $700.00
Jean Scott Under the Boardwalk Mixed Media $950.00
Anniss Seymour Untitled 2 Ceramic $80.00
Shirin Shamie My sweet dream charcoal and pastel $1,200.00
Daniel Skeffington Vase Cast porcelain
Peter Smeeth Diamond Jim- Portrait of James A Pitts Oil on Linen
Larissa Smgarinsky Sisters fired clay (terracotta) $15,000.00
Larissa Smgarinsky Moonlight stainless steel $5,500.00
Tracey-Maree Smith Pillapay-Kullaitaran II Mixed Media on canvas $9,900.00
Brenda Gael Smith High Country Lupins #5 Textile $5,500.00
Gary Smith Kulnura Drive Acrylic Board $600.00
Loribelle Spirovski Vers La Flamme Oil on canvas $10,000.00
Caitlin Steer The Octopus's Garden porcelain
Chris Stevenson Time Present / Time Past Aacrylic on canvas $5,000.00
Belinda Street Home Trail Oil on canvas $5,500.00
Janet Tavener Tongue of Fire Digital Print $2,400.00
Leah Thiessen The lands texture oil on poly cotton $4,200.00
Wendy Thurgate Ice Drift Bone china, paper clay and leaves $550.00
Andrew Tomkins The Forest & the Lily Pond Enamel on polyester, over acrylic on prepared board
93 x 179cm
Paul Tozer North Island Photograph $1,400.00
Claire Tozer 'Second Point Trail 2 - Bouddi' Ink on Paper $3,000.00
Claire Tozer 'Shadows - Kings Canyon' Ink on Paper $3,000.00
Tony Tozer Bush Light acrylic $1,200.00
Bronwyn Van de Graaff Plums oil on canvas $4,350.00
Jennifer Vandeleur Still Life Oil on Canvas $1,000.00
Michael Vaynman Death of A Star Bronze and Stainless Steel $22,000.00
Natalie Verriest Vestige (Lover) Oil on wood $3,220.00
Willemina Villari Rockpool mixed media and collage on paper $850.00
Gavin Vitullo Icarus Basalt, Beeswax and Driftwood $3,000.00
Kim Vredeveld Boat People Stoneware $280.00
Kim Vredeveld Melting Pot Stoneware $220.00
Sally West "Freightliner - Plein Air" oil on canvas $8,800.00
Janelle White Watching & Waiting Pastel on Board $750.00
David K Wiggs Killcare rain-plein air Oil on canvas $6,500.00
Therese Wilkins Where's the sitter? Unique State Print - Drypoint Etching /Handcoloured $350.00
Clark Wilson-Little Jim Cassidy oil $5,300.00
Kayla Wolf John the Bearded Dragon acrylic on wood, satin varnish $300.00
Mike Worrall The Alley of the Kings Oil on linen $12,000.00