The Ipswich Art Awards 2021 will be bigger and better than ever as a standalone event held from 21-30 May. Held annually since 2000, the awards have been and are the foremost visual arts awards for the Ipswich region, attracting around 200 entries and 2,000 spectators every year. The primary purpose of the Ipswich Art Awards is to profile established and emerging artists of the Ipswich region, providing a platform for engagement, recognition and professional development. The Opening Night (ticketed event) will be held on Friday 21 May 2021. Entries are now open and close 5.00 pm 16 April 2021.


Painting – acrylic and oil Three Dimensions Mixed
Painting – water colour Print making New media
Drawing and pastels Photography  

All entries will be exhibited.

2021 Ipswich Art Awards – Registration Entry Form

Cost of entry is $30 per submission – which includes complimentary artist entry to the opening night on Friday 21 May.

Submit your entry (maximum of 2 submissions per artist) and pay the entry fee ($30 per submission) for your artwork to be considered for an Award.

Entries close 5.00 pm 16 April 2021

Entrant terms and conditions (PDF, 107.4 KB)

2021 Ipswich Art Awards Opening Night

Friday 21 May

6.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Tickets $20.00 each

Join us on Opening Night to celebrate the 2021 Ipswich Arts Awards and be among the first to purchase artworks on display. Ticket includes drink on arrival and canapes. Cash bar also available on the night.

Ticket sales for opening night close 5.00 pm 3 May 2021

North Ipswich Reserve Corporate Centre