Australian Ceramics Competitions | 2020
There are many fantastic ceramics and pottery exhibitions, prizes and competitions in Australia. Here are some that we think are definitely worth a look in.
Canberra Potters Cup Competition
CANBERRA | ENTRIES CLOSE OCTOBER 2020
Canberra Potters invite member submissions for the design and subsequent production of a ceramic cup to be sold in the Canberra Potters Shop as part of the Canberra Potters 45th anniversary year.
- We are seeking a cup that reflects the quality of the work produced by Canberra Potters members and is creative and aesthetically pleasing in its design and decoration
- A cup that can be produced in quantity and delivered for sale as per the dates required
- There is no set design requirement. Each potter is free to interpret their ideas for the cup form and glaze
- Handbuilt, slipcast and wheelthrown entries are all welcomed
- Each cup will carry the potters’ mark as well as the Canberra Potters 45th Anniversary Stamp
- We encourage artists to be creative in design and decoration
- We are seeking a cup that is innovative and original as well as functional and fit for purpose.
- The successful potter will be commissioned to produce approximately 100 cups at a payment of $30 per cup (with an option to make up to a further 100 if required) to be sold in the Canberra Potters Shop
- The competition is open to all current and life members of Canberra Potters
- All entrants will be featured in a proposed exhibition of submissions in the Foyer Space at Canberra Potters
- The opportunity to have your cup and your work featured in the Canberra Potters Shop and in our media
- Artist opportunities include artist talks, meet the maker opportunity, interviews, networking with artists and associated retail and café owners.
RNCAS Spring Craft Challenge!
CANBERRA | ENTRIES CLOSE 28 SEPTEMBER
The Spring Craft Challenge is a new competition run by the Royal National Capital Agricultural Society (RNCAS) — who stage the Canberra Show — to provide all their amazingly talented entrants with an opportunity to show their work.
- Class 49. Any wheel-thrown item
- Class 50. Any pottery sculpture
- Class 51. Senior - 65 years and over
- Class 52. Student - 18 years and under
- Champion Pottery Exhibit
- Reserve Champion Pottery Exhibit
- The Spring Challenge - Any craft with your interpretation of Spring
Entry Fees: Adult: $10 per entry, Seniors and Students: $5 per entry. More details on their website.
L I Q U I D
CANBERRA | ENTRIES CLOSE 28 SEPTEMBER 2020
A survey exhibition of glass and ceramic artists. Following the success of our ceramic survey exhibition H O L D in 2019, we will once again be looking to focus on the beauty found in functional ware.
L I Q U I D will applaud the beauty and sense of intimacy experienced when using an exquisitely crafted vessel. We are calling for interested ceramic and glass artists from throughout Australia who are producing functional ware that epitomises the essence of good design, aesthetics and functionality.
We believe there are a wealth of ceramic and glass artists throughout Australia who are producing some exceptionally exquisite work. We invite you to express your interest in participating in this survey exhibition.
EXHIBITION | FRIDAY 30 OCTOBER 2020 TIL 31 JANUARY 2021
LITTLE THINGS ART PRIZE
SYDNEY | ENTRIES CLOSE 24 AUGUST 2020
Little Things Art Prize was founded by Marnie Ross in 2015. Artists are invited to submit creative expressions of the ‘Little Things’ that make them happy or feel grateful. The science of Positive Psychology emphasises the benefits such focusing of our attention contributes to our health and happiness. As well as inspiring community creative engagement, the resulting finalists exhibition is a celebration of the artwork displayed and a shared positive experience. More details on their website.
Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
SYDNEY | ENTRIES CLOSE 31 JULY 2020
Established in 2001, the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize is Australia’s pre-eminent award for small sculpture presented by Woollahra Council. Artists are invicted submit images of their proposed or completed original, freestanding and wall mounted sculptures. The submitted artworks must also be non-site specific, three-dimensional and constructed of durable materials up to 80cm in any dimension.
The Prize attracts some of the world’s most exciting and innovative professional and emerging sculptors, with prize money awarded to winning artists across four categories: the main acquisitive award of $25,000; a Special Commendation award of $2,000; the Viewers’ Choice award of $1,000; and the Mayor’s Prize of $1,000. More details on their website.