2019 Info

The Bowness Photography Prize has become an important survey of contemporary photographic practice and one of the most prestigious prizes in the country, providing Australian artists with the opportunity to exhibit at one of Australia's leading public galleries. Since 2017 the prize has been acquisitive and the $30,000 cash prize awarded to the winner ensures that it continues to provide a significant boost to an artist’s career. The Sotheby’s Australia People’s Choice Award has been doubled this year from $2,500 to $5,000.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2019

Entries open
29 May – 10 July 2019

Finalists announced
9 August 2019

Exhibition dates
5 October – 17 November 2019

Award announcement
10 October 2019

Learn more about the 2018 exhibition and winner Hoda Afshar here


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