Fisher's Ghost Art Award launches new south-west category

Fisher's Ghost Art Prize entrants in 2017. Picture: Document Photography
Fisher's Ghost Art Prize entrants in 2017. Picture: Document Photography

Been trying your hand at a little art this lockdown?

Well, now you can put your skill to the test by entering the prestigious Fisher's Ghost Art Award.

To encourage more local young people to enter, the Campbelltown Arts Centre - which displays the finalists each year - has created a new category.

The South West Sydney Award is open to residents under 30 years of age from the Campbelltown, Camden, Wollondilly, Fairfield, Liverpool, Canterbury-Bankstown and Wingecarribee local government areas.

Finalists works will be displayed at the the arts centre and winners across the Art Awards slew of categories will be selected by a panel of three industry judges.

Campbelltown mayor George Brticevic encouraged all local artists to get involved.

"The Fisher's Ghost Art Award has featured some of the best known contemporary artists across Australia," he said.

"The South West Sydney Award is a great opportunity for young local artists to have their work displayed as a part of a world-class art exhibition and be recognised by industry professionals."

The Fisher's Ghost Art Award has a total prize pool of $38,000 across all categories.

This year's categories include:

  • Open Award
  • Contemporary Award
  • Traditional Award
  • Primary Students
  • Secondary Students
  • South West Sydney Award
  • Macarthur Award
  • Aboriginal Art Award
  • Macability Award

Entries close at 4pm on Wednesday, September 8.

Learn more at c-a-c.com.au/fgaa-2021.