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 associated exhibition offers support to a new generation of Australian visual artists, and is held in-person in Sydney and virtually. Artists are invited to enter original work(s) that reflect the Macquarie Group Collection theme, The Land and Its Psyche.

We acknowledge the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their cultures, and to Elders past and present.

Prize update

As part of the Sydney Metro Martin Place development, the Macquarie Group Collection is working on opening a new public art gallery in 2024, that will sit at the heart of our new global headquarters at 1 Elizabeth Street, Sydney.

The Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize and exhibition will take a break in 2023. We’re excited to be recommencing the Prize in 2024, with the opening night and exhibition to be held in our new gallery.  

Supporting emerging Australian artists continues to be the Macquarie Group Collection’s mission and we look forward to opening the Prize for submissions in early 2024.

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2022 Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize

Congratulations to the winner, highly commended artists and finalists in the 2022 Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize.

In alphabetical order, the finalists are: 

Each finalist received a $A500 participation prize and a $A1,000 art transport voucher from International Art Services. Two highly commended artists were awarded $A2,000.

Billy Bain, the winning artist was awarded $A20,000 prize money and his sculpture Malcolm, 2022 was acquired by the Macquarie Group Collection.

The works of all finalists were displayed in a temporarily exhibition in Macquarie’s global headquarters and can now be viewed via the virtual exhibition.