Wollumbin Art Award

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About the award

The Wollumbin Art Award (WAA) is the Gallery’s new biennial $30,000 award open to artists living in the Tweed, Ballina, Byron, Kyogle and Scenic Rim Shires, as well as Lismore and Gold Coast City. The Award, named for the mountain the Gallery overlooks, celebrates the calibre and diversity of artists of the region. There is no theme and artists may submit works in any medium. Entry fee is $35.

WAA Conditions of Entry(PDF, 509KB)

Online application form

Prize categories

Wollumbin - Kate Holmes

Image credit: Kate Holmes

Wollumbin Art Award, Winner 

The $15,000 prize includes a two week residency at the Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence Studio at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre.

WAA Bundjalung Award

The $10,000 Bundjalung Award for First Nations artists includes an exhibition at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, and this award is sponsored by the Tweed Regional Gallery Foundation Ltd. 


WAA Emerging Artist

The Emerging Artist Award is $5,000.

Key dates

Entries open: Wednesday 27 April 2022

Entries close: 5pm Sunday 17 July 2022

Finalists informed: Monday 8 August 2022

Exhibition dates: Friday 30 September – Sunday 20 November 2022

2022 WAA Judge - Alison Kubler

Alison Kubler

Alison Kubler

Alison Kubler has over 20 years experience working as a curator in museums and galleries in Australia. She has held full-time curatorial positions at QUT Art Museum and Gold Coast City Art Gallery, and in a freelance capacity developed programs for Art Gallery of South Australia amongst other institutions. Alison is a Member of the Council of the National Gallery of Australia, and an Ambassador for the Institute of Modern Art. Alison is a regular contributor to art journals and magazines on the subjects of art and fashion. She is currently the Editor of VAULT.

The WAA pre-selection panel for 2022 includes the TRG&MOAC Gallery Director and Exhibitions Curator, Kylie Caldwell, Indigenous Art Officer, Arts Northern Rivers and respected Local Elder Aunty Joyce Summers.

Application form