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Grace Cossington Smith art award


2024 GCS Art Award FINALISTS and Exhibition

GCS art award finalist announcement.pdf

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Thank you to the many artists who entered the 2024 GCS art award

The Grace Cossington Smith Gallery and Abbotsleigh invited submissions from Australian artists for the Grace Cossington Smith biennial art award for work in any two-dimensional media in response to the theme Making Connections.

The award theme is inspired by the work of Abbotsleigh Old Girl and artist Grace Cossington Smith who made connections with her changing world through her drawing and painting.


The awards:

$15,000 awarded to the winner (acquisitive).

$2,500 awarded to an early-career artist.

$2,500 awarded to a local artist from Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai area.



We are delighted to announce the judges of the 2024 Grace Cossington Smith art award

Felicity Fenner, Chair, City of Sydney Public Art Advisory Panel and Associate Professor, Curating & Cultural Leadership, Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture, UNSW Sydney. She is a writer, curator of contemporary art, and an advisor on public art projects to corporate organisations, local and state governments.


Dr Blair French is a curator, writer and arts leader. He has a has a distinguished career across the arts sector, and his most recent role was Chief Executive Officer of Carriageworks, Sydney. He has held Senior positions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Artspace Visual Arts Centre, Performance Space and the Australian Centre for Photography.


Before filling in the form please read the 

2024 Conditions of Entry 


Grace Cossington Smith art award_conditions.pdf

PLEASE NOTE: The 2024 Entry form supports all MODERN browsers (e.g. recent releases of Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Safari). Legacy browsers like Internet Explorer are NOT supported.

 If you are unable to access the online entry form please contact:  


• Online entry opens                                  Saturday 1 April 2023

• Entries close                                            Saturday 2 September 2023 midnight

• Selected artists listed on website             Tuesday 10 October 2023

• Delivery                                                    12-16 December 2023 and 16-19 January 2024

• Exhibition                                                 Saturday 27 January to Saturday 24 February 2024

• Opening and awards presentation          Friday 9 Feb 7 pm (time TBC)

• Collection and deinstallation                   27, 28, 29 February 2024


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