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Emerging Artist Award 2022

27 September - 8 October

27 September – 8 October 2022

Tuesday – Friday: 12pm – 6pm
Saturdays: 12pm – 4pm
Tuesday and Friday evenings: 6pm – 8pm
admission: Free

fortyfivedownstairs presents the eighth annual Emerging Artist Award 2022.

Selection Criteria

  • Technical proficiency in chosen medium, high quality of execution and innovation in artistic expression and presentation
  • Originality of work and techniques
  • Clearly articulated vision/concept
  • Strong visual presence

Some more details…

  1. Entrants are to be in the early stages of their career
  2. The Award is open to Australian residents
  3. One entry per artist
  4. Artworks must be complete at the time of submission
  5. Selection of artworks will depend on the ability of the gallery to accommodate installation
  6. Successful entrants must provide materials and relevant equipment to install their artworks
  7. All artworks must be available for sale, 20% commission payable to fortyfivedownstairs on all sales
  8. Entrants must submit this form along with a one-page supporting statement, an artist CV and up to 3 high-resolution images of the artwork via online webform, email (to or USB
    (NB. electronic images must be no larger than 5MB in total)
  9. Entrants submit their work with the knowledge that they are committing to the below dates

Deadline for submissions: Thursday 25 August 2022, 5pm
Artwork delivery: Sunday 25 September 2022, 10am – 1pm
Exhibition: 27 September to 8 October 2022
Unsold works collected: Saturday 8 October 2022, 4pm – 6pm

  1. The judge’s decision regarding the award recipient is final
  2. Only successful entrants will be notified, and physical proposals cannot be returned
  3. Successful entrants will be required to pay a $20 bond (cash), recoverable at collection on 8 October 2022

The final decision regarding eligibility resides with fortyfivedownstairs. All works must be in sound condition on arrival. fortyfivedownstairs reserves the right to withdraw shortlisted works if deemed unsuitable for display. Due care will be taken whilst the works are at fortyfivedownstairs. No responsibility will be taken by fortyfivedownstairs for any loss or damage.

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    45 Flinders Lane
    Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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