Fisher’s Ghost Art Award

Image by Document Photography. Winner of Open Award - Darren Sylvester "Green Editorial"

Exhibition: From 28 October 2017

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The Fisher’s Ghost Art Award is now in its 55th year and has over $30,000 in prize money. The Fishers Ghost Art Award coincides with Campbelltown Annual Festival of Fishers Ghost, held over 10 days the Festival dates back to 1956 and celebrates Australia’s most famous ghost – Frederick Fisher.

The winning entry in the Award’s Open section is acquisitive to the C-A-C permanent collection and is awarded $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.


Congratulations to all of the winners of last year’s award.

Open Award – Darren Sylvester

Traditional – Julie McCurry

Contemporary – Ludwig El Haddad & Mohammed Alanezi

Drawing, Painting and Printmaking – Anthony Bartok

Sculpture – Claudia Nicholson

Photography – Sean O’Keeffe and Caroline Eccles (collaborator)

Macability – Amy Claire Mills

James Gleeson Surrealism Award – Gary Smith

Macarthur Award – Carmen Sandy

Aboriginal Art Award – Hayley Pigram


Primary Students Award winners

Oscar Walsh

Francis Poulton

Zakariah Algadi


Secondary Student Award winners

Briana Arogo -Tough

Olive Maisa

Kenny Soulayman

Zara Muhammad


To view images of these winning works, head to our Facebook page.


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