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Georges River Art Prize

The Georges River Art Prize is a biennial art prize that provides an opportunity for artists from all over Australia to display their best work. There are categories for painting and sculptural work, children and youth, and local artists.The Georges River Art Prize is hosted by Hurstville Museum & Gallery and the Clive James Library and Service Centre, Kogarah, and offers $20,000 in prize money.

The Georges River Art Prize exhibition will be on display at Hurstville Museum & Gallery until 18 January 2023.

Congratulations to the Winners of the Georges River Art Prize 2023.

View finalists in the Georges River Art Prize 2023 Catalogue.

Events on offer for this exhibition

Georges River Art Prize Little Artist and Youth Prize awards presentation

official logo of Georges River Art prize, which is a giant black G in a white background

Join us at Clive James Library and Service Centre, Kogarah, for the Georges River Art Prize Little Artist and Youth Prizes awards presentation. 

All welcome, refreshments provided.

Thursday 26 October 2023, 4.00pm for a 4.30pm start.

RSVP by 19 October 2023.

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Official opening: Georges River Art Prize at Hurstville Museum & Gallery

official logo of Georges River Art prize, which is a giant black G in a white background
Join us at Hurstville Museum & Gallery for the official opening and announcement of the winners for the Georges River Art Prize.

All welcome, refreshments provided.

Friday 27 October 2023, 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start.

RSVP by 20 October 2023.

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Baby explorers

Laughing baby lying down on a blanket

Join a tour of the current Main Gallery exhibition, Georges River Art prize, with your little one. 

A special sensory pit of soft and textured materials, interesting sounds, colours and shapes will also be available for your baby to explore. 

•   Wednesday 8 November 2023, 10.15am - 11.30am. This event has passed.
•   Wednesday 13 December 2023, 10.15am - 11.30am. This event has passed.
•   Wednesday 10 January 2024, 10.15am - 11.30am.

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Art in the afternoon: express yourself

old lady hand soaking her brush in black ink to start a nature painting
Join us on the second Sunday of the month to explore your creative side. Experience mindful approaches to artmaking and try new techniques and mediums as you express yourself and enhance your wellbeing. Find your voice while you paint, sculpt and cultivate creativity. These sessions are ideal for participants seeking to connect with themselves, their creativity and community. 

No previous experience required and all are welcome. All materials are provided. Although participants are encouraged to source found materials for their unique creations.

​Age: Adults. Each session will be different: 
•   Express yourself - paint: Sunday 12 November 2023, 2.30pm - 4.30pm. This event has passed.
•   The shape of things - sculpt: Sunday 10 December 2023, 2.30pm - 4.30pm. This event has passed.
•   Find your focus - artist practice: Sunday 14 January 2024, 2.30pm - 4.30pm.

Clay sculpture workshop: make a torso

paryicipant modelating a femenine clay sculture in a class
Enjoy a relaxing fine art experience and learn how to sculpt a human torso with artist, Irina.

The session will start by looking at torso sculptures and images with the artist. Your teacher, Irina, is a Master of Fine Arts Sculptor whose sculptures will be there for guidance, along with reference photographs.
Participants will receive a wooden armature fixed on a wooden stand to provide the basic proportions of their sculptures.

*Note: There will not be a life model at this session. No previous experience required.
Date and time: Friday 24 November 2023, 6.00pm - 9.00pm.
Age: Adults

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Life drawing 

paryicipant modelating a femenine clay sculture in a class

Join us for a two-hour life drawing class at Hurstville Museum & Gallery with an experienced model and facilitator.

Learn the fundamentals of life drawing with Rod from St George Art Society, who will teach you the principles of life drawing in a relaxed and supportive environment. Our model will strike various poses, allowing you to practice your skills. Please note, there will be no nudity in this class.
Suitable for all levels, from beginners looking to explore art to experienced artists honing their craft. We will provide all the necessary art supplies, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer a personal touch.

Reserve your spot today and embark on a journey of self-expression through life drawing. Limited spaces available, so act fast! Image courtesy of Rod Byatt.

Date & time: Friday 1 December 2023, 6.00pm - 8.00pm.
Age: Adults

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Cyanotype workshop     

Two woman looking at a cyanotype and blue artwork surrounding it

Create contemporary cyanotype prints with artist Marina Mavritsky. 

Be inspired by the Georges River Art Prize and learn the traditional technique of cyanotype printing on fabric to create your own unique artwork.

The afternoon will start with artist Marina Mavritsky explaining her artmaking process. Then, using the exhibition and surrounds as inspiration, participants will learn the art of traditional cyanotype printing using hand drawn negatives and found objects. 

Participants are encouraged to bring in objects and images which can be used as further inspiration for this unique artmaking process.

Date & time: Saturday 13 January, 2024, 2.00pm - 4.30pm. 
Age: Adults.

This event is sold out. Thank you and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Special reminiscing session

lady having fun while trying a fur scarf object from the Museum during a reminiscing session

Reminiscence therapy is an activity that involves the active recollection of life experiences. It allows individuals to relive positive personal events from their past in a way that is vivid and engaging and encourages them to communicate those experiences to a listener.

In a comfortable and relaxed forum, this special program has been designed to meet the needs of seniors, nursing homes, organised groups and day care centres. Combining reminiscence therapy and art, join us for a 45 minute session where participants can handle objects and share memories with other members of the group and will be encouraged to draw an item that sparks positive memories, to take home a new tangible memory.

Click the image to download the poster with further information. 
$5.00 per participant. Refreshments can be provided for an extra $2.00 per person. Carers and bus drivers are free of charge. Minimum of 10 participants.

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Please note: Attendance at our events may be digitally recorded through photographs and/or videos. These images may be used by Georges River Council and Hurstville Museum & Gallery in their publications, social media, council’s website or newspaper. Please notify staff if you do not wish to be filmed.

Please contact Hurstville Museum & Gallery on (02) 9330 6444 or

Explore the 2023 Georges River Art Prize virtual experience


If you have any questions about the Georges River Art Prize, please contact Hurstville Museum & Gallery via email. Please follow our Facebook page for the latest updates. 

 people viewing Georges River Art Prizes at Hurstville Museum & Gallery  People viewing Georges River Art Prize Youth & Little Artist categories at the Clive James Library and Service Centre, Kogarah

Images: (left) Georges River Art Prize at Hurstville Museum & Gallery, (right) Georges River Art Prize Youth & Little Artist categories at the Clive James Library and Service Centre, Kogarah.

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