fifty squared ART PRIZE
24 june–7 july 2023

Join us for our Fifty Squared Art Prize, Australia's largest open-call art prize for 2D works measuring 50x50cm or less.

The Fifty Squared Art Prize showcases artists at all stages of their career, from emerging to established, practicing throughout Australia and beyond. All 2D mediums are on display including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, weaving and more.

All entries are exhibited to the public from the 24 June to 7 July with winners announced on Friday 30 June at 6pm (online). 

Celebrating our sixth year and attracting hundreds of artists and thousands of gallery visitors to its showcase exhibition, this is an event not to be missed!


Over $8000 in prizes to be awarded, including

All artworks entered will be displayed to the public from 24 June–7 July 2023.

Joining our Judging Panel this year is MEG SLATER (she/they), Curator, International Exhibition Projects department at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV).

Since 2017, Meg has worked on a number of the NGV’s major international exhibitions, including MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art,French Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the forthcoming Pierre Bonnard: Designed by India Mahdavi. Meg was also one of the five curators who organised QUEER: Stories from the NGV Collection (2022), the most historically expansive thematic presentation of its kind ever presented by an Australian art institution.

In 2021, Meg completed a Master of Art Curatorship at the University of Melbourne with First Class Honours. Meg's thesis explored the potential for large arts institutions to more meaningfully engage with marginal subjects and histories through exhibition making and programming.


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