Entries now open for the Tom Bass Prize!

Australia's premier national Australian prize for figurative sculpture.

Awards & Prizes

Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Nov 19, 2021





Entries are now open for the 2022 Tom Bass Prize and we encourage professional and non-professional artists aged 16 years and over to enter.

This important and prestigious Prize is a celebration of the human form and its influence on today’s sculptors. It is an acknowledgement of the influence of Tom Bass AM had as one of Australia’s preeminent public sculptors.

In 2022, we will be offering an increased prize pool of $26,000, with the main Tom Bass Prize now worth $18,000. This year we are also proud to be able to award all finalists a $200 stipend to help cover their exhibition costs.

We welcome three new Judges to the panel for 2022; gallerist and art advisor Sally Dan-Cuthbert, sculptor Lea Ferris, and Director of Sydney Contemporary Barry Keldoulis.

Submissions can be made until the 19th November 2021.

All applications must be submitted via tombassprize.com


Images: Archival image of Tom Bass AM in his Broadway studio. 2. Paul Trefry, ‘Man in a Cube’. 3. Luke Thurgate, ‘Two confirmed perverts’. 4. Georgina Mills, ‘Desire for desires’. 5. Bree Cribbin, ‘Transform’.

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