Calleen Art Award 2023
8 October to 19 November 2023
The annual Calleen Art Award was established in 1977 as an acquisitive art prize by Mrs Patricia Fagan OAM to encourage originality, creativity and excellence in the visual arts, and is made possible by the generous support of the Calleen Trust. The Calleen Art Award 2023 is open to artists across Australia and the award prize for 2023 is $25,000. The winning artwork will join the Calleen Collection at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery.
This year the Gallery received 279 entries and 57 works have been selected as finalists by the pre-selection panel of art professionals. The selected artworks consist of a diverse range of visually compelling, thoughtful and challenging paintings. The winning work will join the Calleen Collection housed at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery and visitors to the Calleen Art Award exhibition can vote in the People’s Choice Award. This is announced at the end of the exhibition.
The Cowra Regional Art Gallery is pleased to announce the winner of the Calleen Art Award 2023 is Marie Hagerty for her painting Ritual Habitual 2 2023, acrylic and oil on canvas.
When visiting the exhibition visitors are welome to vote for their favourite painting in the Calleen People’s Choice Award 2023 (non-acquisitive). The winning artist will be announced at the close of the exhibition and will be awarded $1,000, courtesy of the Friends of the Gallery trust fund.