Border Art Prize

The Border Art Prize supports artists living and working in the Tweed and neighbouring areas. Artists from the Tweed Shire, Ballina, Byron and Kyogle Shires, as well as Lismore City and Gold Coast City Council areas are eligible to enter.

Open to all media and subject matter, the Prize attracts a wide variety of styles from both well-known and emerging artists, reflecting the region's lively artistic community.

2020 Border Art Prize

The Border Art Prize 2020 guest judge was Director of Grafton Regional Gallery Niomi Sands.

Exhibition catalogue


Prize winners

  • The $3000 first prize was awarded to Oksana Waterfall for The girl from Kyiv.
  • The $1500 second prize was awarded to Megan Puls for "SURGE" series.
  • The $500 third prize was awarded to Jenny Kitchener for Out of kilter.

The 7 artists awarded Highly Commended were:

  • Michelle Dawson
  • John Pitt
  • Konstantina
  • Shannon Doyle
  • Tim Fry
  • Susan Jacobsen
  • Trish Tait.

First prize is funded by Tweed Shire Council. Second and third prizes are funded by the Friends of Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre Inc.

Online opening and prize announcement

Sales hints for buyers and artists

If you would like to purchase an artwork from the Border Art Prize 2020 exhibition you can download this helpful resource:

Border Art Prize 2020 Online Exhibition - Hints for buyers and sellers(PDF, 95KB)