Moreton Bay Art Prize

Moreton Bay Art Prize

The Moreton Bay Art Prize is an annual exhibition and prize that supports and celebrates local artists.

The prize pool totals $10,000 with a non-acquisitive prize of $5,000 for first place, $3,000 for second place, $1,500 for third place and $500 for the People's Choice Award. The exhibition of finalists will be held at Pine Rivers Art Gallery from Saturday 22 June to Saturday 3 August 2024.

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This prize is for entrants aged 18 years and over. Artists under the age of 18 are encouraged to check out the Moreton Bay Region Youth Art Awards.

As part of the Moreton Bay Art Prize, there is an opportunity for six artists to have their work exhibited in the Outdoor Gallery, with works being displayed across the region.

Outdoor Gallery

What is the Outdoor Gallery opportunity?

The Outdoor Gallery is artwork printed on vinyl banners and installed on community banner poles in 12 locations around City of Moreton Bay from 3 June to 7 July 2024.

What benefits will the Outdoor Gallery offer local artists?

The Outdoor Gallery gives local artists the chance to create artwork for the public realm and to have their artwork displayed on vinyl banners installed on community banner poles in the outdoor environment across Moreton Bay. The 12 locations chosen for display are in high traffic areas and will be viewed by thousands of people. This is a unique opportunity for artists to have their artwork seen by all kinds of people, even those who do not usually visit art galleries.

When the Outdoor Gallery ends, the banners will be removed and upcycled into picnic mats to be sold in the Moreton Bay galleries stores, giving the selected artists an opportunity to see their artwork on a product. This models a whole-of-life cycle process that ensures when temporary public art is created, sustainability is considered from the beginning as part of the process.


To be eligible to enter you must:

  • be a current resident of City of Moreton Bay, or identify as a Kabi Kabi, Turrbal or Jinibara First Nations person.
  • be 18 years of age or over at the time of application.

Artists may enter either the Art Prize or the Outdoor Gallery or both. Only one artwork may be entered per person into each section. If entering both the Art Prize and the Outdoor Gallery, the entrant must submit a different work for each. 

Please read the terms and conditions for further artwork eligibility requirements.

Key dates

Moreton Bay Art Prize

  • Applications close 11:59 PM Saturday 22 April 2024.
  • All applicants will be notified by 5:00 PM, Friday 3 May 2024 if they are successful or unsuccessful.
  • Finalists' artwork to be delivered on Saturday 15 June 2024 between 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM to Pine Rivers Art Gallery.
  • The exhibition will run from Saturday 22 June to Saturday 3 August 2024.
  • The official opening and announcement of winners will be held during the exhibition.
  • Artwork must be collected on Saturday 3 August 2024, between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM from Pine Rivers Art Gallery.

Outdoor Gallery

  • Applications close 11:59 PM Saturday 22 April 2024.
  • Finalists will be notified by 5:00 PM 3 May 2024.
  • The Outdoor Gallery exhibition will run from Monday 3 June to Sunday 7 July 2024.
  • Upcycled picnic mats will be available in gallery shops by early August 2024.

Past winners

Moreton Bay Region Art Prize

Moreton Bay Region Outdoor Gallery

Moreton Bay Region Art Awards