Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2020

Fisher's Ghost Art Award 2019. Image courtesy Document Photography

View the Finalists announcement here

Artwork Drop Off Details
We will be receiving Finalist artworks from Saturday 17 October – Tuesday 20 October 2020, 10am – 4pm daily. This year we are also providing a Sydney based drop off/pick up point for finalist artworks. If you wish to use this service please contact [email protected] to arrange with our FGAA team.

Exhibition: Saturday 31 October  – Friday 11 December 2020
Award announcement: Friday 30 October 2020

The Fisher’s Ghost Art Award is an annual art prize inviting artists to submit works in a variety of artistic categories and mediums. Now in its 58th year, with a total of $36,000 in prize money to be won the Open section is acquisitive to the Campbelltown City Council collection and is valued at $25,000.

Up to two artworks can be entered in the different categories with exhibition finalists selected by a panel and judged by three industry judges who will collectively choose the winners for each category and award. All Primary and Secondary students may enter one artwork and will be automatic finalists for exhibition.

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.

In the past the Open Award 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, Philip Wolfhagen, Tina Havelock Stevens and most recently Kuba Dorabialski.

Key Dates

Entries Open Saturday 1 August
Entries Closed Wednesday 9 September at 4pm
Finalists Announced Wednesday 30 September
Finalist Artworks Delivered to C-A-C Saturday 17 October – Tuesday 20 October 2020, 10am – 4pm
Award Announcement Friday 30 October 2020
Exhibition open to the public Saturday 31 October  – Friday 11 December 2020
Collection of Artwork Saturday 12 – Monday 14 December 2020, 10am – 4pm

All finalists’ works will be available for purchase.

Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2020 Judges: what, Lauretta Morton, Sarah Gurich. Find out more about this year’s judges HERE.