Basil Sellers Art Prize - Opening night.

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Basil Sellers Art Prize - Opening night.

Join us at the Bas for the opening of the biennial event and announcement of the Basil Sellers Art Prize winner and the Eurobodalla Award.

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Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre Corner of Vulcan and Campbell Streets Moruya, NSW 2537 Australia

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About this event

The Basil Sellers Art Prize is a biennial competition celebrating and awarding artistic excellence and creative practice and offers a prize pool of over $30,000.

In 2022 the prize is poised to become a nationwide prize with a new direction for the latest evolution and an increased major prize of $25,000. The prize will champion 2D artworks in traditional medium and will call for entries from across Australia. The Eurobodalla award will continue to support local artists, ensuring their important place within the prize is safeguarded, while showcasing our local talent on a national stage.

The Basil Sellers Art Prize was founded in 2004 by businessman, philanthropist and art collector Mr Basil Sellers AM. Through a chance connection to Moruya, Mr Sellers developed a long and fruitful partnership with the Shire that has supported Eurobodalla’s artistic community in a meaningful way.

In 2018 the biennial prize was opened to include artists from NSW and the ACT with the major prize increased to $20,000.

Until 2016, Basil Sellers AM was the sole contributor of the prize. From 2018, a new award sponsored by Eurobodalla Shire Council was introduced. The Eurobodalla Award of $5000 honours a local entry into the prize and the work acquired for the Council’s permanent collection.

For more information about this exhibition, the Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre and upcoming exhibitions please visit: https://thebas.com.au/

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2020 Basil Sellers Art Prize Winner Peter Yates 'Connection' 2020 oil on linen