Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2021

Photography by Document Photography

Exhibition: Saturday 30 October  – Friday 10 December 2021
Award announcement: Friday 5 November 2021

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 59th year, with a total of $38,000 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 4 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, Kuba Dorabialski and most recently, Annika Romeyn.

Key Dates

Entries Open: 14 July 2021
Entries Close: Wednesday 8 September 2021, 4pm
Finalists Announced: Friday 1 October 2021
Finalist Artworks Delivered to Campbelltown Arts Centre: Wednesday 20 October – Saturday 23 October 2021, 10am – 4pm
Award Announcement: Friday 5 November 2021
Exhibition Dates: Saturday 30 October  – Friday 10 December 2021
Collection of Artwork: Saturday 11 – Monday 13 December 2021, 10am – 4pm

All finalists’ works will be available for purchase.