Ipswich artists can now nominate for the 2023 Ipswich Arts Awards

12 December 2022

The Ipswich Arts Awards are back again for 2023, providing a spotlight for aspiring and recognised Ipswich artists across a diverse nine categories ranging from traditional acrylic and oil to new media.

Community, Culture, Arts and Sport Committee Chairperson Councillor Andrew Fechner said the Ipswich Arts Awards are a great opportunity for artists to gain recognition and showcase their work.

“These awards acknowledge and celebrate the talented and passionate artists across our city who capture, inspire and reflect our diverse lives and environment,” Cr Fechner said.

“The arts are indispensable to our community, enriching our lives while inspiring a more curious and thoughtful Ipswich.

“Council is proud to again host the annual Ipswich Arts Awards in 2023, which continues our support of the arts and creative industries across the city.”

The 2023 Ipswich Arts Award categories are:

  • Painting – acrylic and oil
  • Painting – watercolour
  • Three dimension (including sculpture and textiles)
  • Mixed media
  • New media
  • Print making
  • Drawing and pastels
  • Photography
  • People’s Choice

“Winners in each category will receive $1,500 prize money, while the winner of Best of Show will win $3,000," Cr Fechner said.

Entries for the 2023 Ipswich Art Awards close Tuesday, 7 March 2023. Winners will be announced at the opening night event on Friday, 26 May 2023, with the exhibition to be held Saturday, 27 May 2023 to Sunday, 4 June 2023.

For more information visit Ipswich Art Awards : Ipswich City Council