Macquarie Group Collection

Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize

The Macquarie Group Collection has been supporting emerging Australian artists for more than thirty years. The Collection's annual Emerging Artist Prize and exhibition is usually held in Sydney, offering support to a new generation of Australian visual artists. Artists are invited to enter an original work(s) that reflect the Macquarie Group Collection theme, The Land and its Psyche.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land and we pay our respect to Australia’s First Nations elders past and present.

2021 Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize

Submissions for the 2021 Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize have now closed.

2021 key dates

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Event Date
Finalists will be announced  Early November
Winners will be announced on  Tuesday 30 November
Exhibition will open Tuesday 30 November and close in mid-December

2020 Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize

9th annual Emerging Artist Prize

A record number of submissions

Over 250 attendees at the virtual event

8 Emerging Artist Prize winners

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize and Exhibition was held virtually. In order to support more emerging artists during these challenging times, eight artists were selected for the virtual exhibition. Each of these artists received $A5,000 prize money and a $A1,000 art transport voucher from International Art Services. Please read the terms and conditions here.