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The 2021 Blacktown City Art Prize is an open-themed exhibition and accepts drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photomedia and mixed-media artworks from artists across Australia. The exhibition will be open at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre, and at Blacktown, Stanhope and Mt Druitt libraries between Saturday 27 November 2021 and Thursday 27 January 2022. It offers $20,000 worth of prizes such as the Main Blacktown City Art Prize, Aboriginal Artist Prize, Local Artist Prize and the People’s Choice Prize, as well as the opportunity for artworks to be purchased or acquired by the Blacktown City Art Collection.

This admired western Sydney art prize attracts high profile artists and maintains excellent standards. Over the past 26 years the prize has built a strong reputation state-wide.


Blacktown City Art Prize: $15,000 (acquisitive)
Aboriginal Artist Prize: $2,000
Local Artist Prize: $2,000
People’s Choice Prize: $1,000


Tuesday 5 October 2021, 5pm
Entries close
Wednesday 27 October 2021
Finalists announced
Friday 12 and Saturday 13 November 2021, 9am – 5pm
Artwork deliveries to The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre
Saturday 27 November 2021
Prize winners announced
Saturday 27 November 2021 – Thursday 27 January 2022
Exhibition open at all venues
Friday 28 and Saturday 29 January 2022, 9am – 5pm
Artwork collection from The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre

The Blacktown City Art Prize is proudly sponsored by