Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2023

Winners of the 61st Annual Fisher’s Ghost Art Awards

A138 – Angela Tiatia, The Dark Current

Highly Commended
A64 – Nic Fern, A woman looking at men looking at women.

C36 – Todd Fuller, No use crying over ripped lace

Highly Commended
C111 – Jayanto Tan, The Table of Silence: The Only G.A.Y in the Village

T29 – Simon Nicholls, The Last Civic Video Night Padstow

T48 – Maryanne Wick, Cruel, Clever, Cat

A70 – Dennis Golding, Back Home From Home

A104 – Jess MacNeil, Among the eternal resonance of murmur and flare – over and under and between and through – pulsed soft whispers from the future to the past

Highly Commended
A66 – Oliver Fontany, PG

P81 – Zahra Margo, Night Over Fisher’s Ghost Creek
P83 – Carly McGillicuddy, King Dog
P117 – Rui Seneviratne, Bust

S135 – Kira Rean, Self Regulation
S150Sasha Shynkarenko, The Reign of Victoria
S174 Felisha Wiid, Untitled
S209Kiera Field, Traditional Wonders

Exhibition dates: 28 October – 8 December 2023

The Fisher’s Ghost Art Award is an annual art award and exhibition inviting artists to submit works in a variety of artistic categories and mediums. Now in its 61st year, across the categories there is over $60,000 in prize money to be won. In 2023, the celebrated Open Award, which is acquisitive to Campbelltown City Council collection, is valued at $50,000.

Over the years, 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, Tina Havelock Stevens, Kuba Dorabialski, Robert Fielding and most recently, Michael Cook.

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

All finalist works selected for inclusion in the exhibition will be available for purchase.

If you are an artist who is exhibiting in the Art Award, please refer to the additional email sent to you for further information about attending this important event. If you did not receive this or have any queries, please contact [email protected]

Key Dates:

Entries Open 
Friday 28 July 2023

Finalists Announced
Friday 22 September 2023

Artwork Drop Off at Campbelltown Arts Centre
Wednesday 18 – Saturday 21 October 2023, 10am – 4pm daily

Exhibition Dates
Saturday 28 October – Friday 8 December 2023

Opening & Award Announcement
Friday 3 November 2023

Collection of artwork from Campbelltown Arts Centre
Saturday 9 – Monday 11 December 2023, 10am – 4pm daily

Public Programs: