Fisher’s Ghost Art Award

Fisher's Ghost Art Award 2016. Image courtesy Document Photography

Exhibition: From 28 October 2017
Official opening night and award announcement: Friday 3 November.

Opening Night tickets are now on sale,
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Ticket Cost: 
$20 per person. Ticket price includes entry, food, beverages and entertainment.

Entries in the 2017 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award have now closed. Click here for the full list of preselected artists in this year’s Art Award.

The Fisher’s Ghost Art Award coincides with Campbelltown’s annual Festival of Fisher’s Ghost. Held over 10 days, the Festival dates back to 1956 and celebrates Australia’s most famous ghost – Frederick Fisher.

The Open section of the Art Award is acquisitive to the C-A-C permanent collection and is awarded prize-money of $20,000. In the past it has been awarded to some of Australia’s most respected Contemporary artists including Elisabeth Cummings, Khaled Sabsabi, Justene Williams, David Bromley, Marion Borgelt, Raquel Ormella and Philip Wolfhagen.

Information for preselected artists

Pre-selected works to be delivered to Campbelltown Arts Centre: Thursday 19 – Saturday 21 October 2017, 10am – 4pm
Collection of artwork from Campbelltown Arts Centre: Friday 15 – Monday 18 December 2017, 10am – 4pm

The opening night and award announcement will be held at 6pm on Friday 3 November and is a ticketed event, additional tickets for the general public will be available for purchase shortly.

All pre-selected artists will receive an invitation to attend. Entrants in the Macability Award and school categories will receive two tickets.

Categories and prizes

$20,000 Open
Sponsor – Campbelltown City Council & Friends of Campbelltown Arts Centre
The winning work is acquisitive to the Campbelltown City Council permanent collection.

$3,000 Contemporary
Sponsor – Marsdens Law Group

$2,000 Traditional
Sponsor – Australian Labor Party
Artworks in this category must be created in a traditional style such as; still life, realism, landscape, portraiture or using traditional techniques.

$2500 Sculpture
Sponsor – Coonamble Shire Council

$1000 Photography
Sponsor – Macarthur Greens

Primary Students
Sponsor – Rotary Club of Ingleburn

Secondary Students
Sponsor – Western Suburbs Leagues Club

$5,000 Surrealism Award
Sponsor – Michael and Marilyn Reardon-Small with acknowledgment of the Gleeson O’Keefe Foundation

$3,000 Macarthur Award
Sponsor – Campbelltown Catholic Club

$1000 Aboriginal Art Award
Sponsor – Liberal Party of Australia

$500 + Mentorship Macability Award
Sponsor – Macarthur Disability Services

Click here for the full list of preselected artists in the 2017 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award.


Opening Night tickets are now on sale! Visit the link below to book.