Bulgari Art Award

The Bulgari Art Award is an annual award to support contemporary Australian painting.

Art Opportunity previously on at Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia.
From Tuesday 07 May 2013 to Tuesday 07 May 2013

Imagine a Raft (Hard Rubbish 4+5) image

Published by Art Gallery of New South Wales on Tuesday 07 May 2013.
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Each year, the Gallery identifies a significant painting by a mid-career Australian artist to be acquired for the collection.

The award, sponsored by Bulgari, consists of $50,000 for acquisition of the painting and a residency for the artist in Italy valued at $30,000. The total award of $80,000 makes it one of the most valuable art awards in Australia.

The 2013 winner is Jon Cattapan for his work Imagine a Raft (Hard Rubbish 4+5) 2012.

Michael Zavros won the award in 2012 for The new Round Room 2012 – the first year of a three-year partnership between the Gallery and Bulgari. View this work in the Gallery collection
Information for artists

The Bulgari Art Award is not an open competition, like the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes. You cannot apply to enter.