Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2022

Fisher's Ghost Art Award, installation image, Campbelltown Arts Centre, 2021. Photo: Document Photography.

Exhibition Dates: Saturday 29 October  – Friday 9 December 2022
Opening Night & Award Announcement: Friday 4 November 2022, 6.30pm

A39 – Michael Cook
C27 – Sam Doctor
T30 – Raneth Pich
South West Sydney Award
A38 – Courtney Coller
Macarthur Award
C122 – Pamela U’Ren French
Aboriginal Art Award
A70 – Maddison Gibbs
Macability Award
A80 – Michelle Hamer
P4 – Lily Belov
P54 – Leela Sturzenbaum
P58 – Lilly Thorton
S46 – Jackson Dillon
S86 – Jasnoor Kaur
S104 – Mason McPhee
S115 – Caitlyn Nguyen

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 60th year, there is $72,000 in prize money to be won.  

The Open Award is acquisitive to the Campbelltown City Council collection and in 2022, in celebration of the 60th Anniversary; the award is valued at $60,000.  

Up to two artworks can be entered in the different categories with exhibition finalists selected by a panel and judged by three industry professionals 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, Robert Fielding. 

All finalists’ works will be available for purchase.  

Key Dates

Entries Open: Friday 15 July 2022 
Entries Close: Monday 5 September 2022, 4pm
Finalists Announced: Monday 26 September 2022 
Finalist Artworks Delivered to Campbelltown Arts Centre: 19 – 22 October 2022, 10am – 4pm 
Collection of Artwork: 10 – 12 December 2022, 10am – 4pm