Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival Art Prize


NOW CLOSED. Closes 20 May 2022. The Theme for the 2022 Prize is The Work of Henry Lawson.

The great Australian writer Henry Lawson was born on the Grenfell Goldfields in 1867; his work was first published in 1887. 2022 marks the centenary of Lawson’s death. His stories and poetry were celebrated during his life, and in the century since, hence this years’ festival theme!

“100 Not Out – The Legacy Lives On!”

We are inviting artists to submit paintings that reflect, or reflect on, any aspect of Henry Lawson’s work or his life.


1. PAINTING $3500
3. DRAWING $1250
4. PASTELS $1250
6. There will be People’s Choice Award $1000

The 2022 Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival offers Art Prizes in the following Sections: PAINTING, DRAWING, WATERCOLOUR, DRAWING, PASTELS AND LOCAL ARTIST (ANY MEDIA).

Applications open online on 21 March 2022 and will be accepted until Midnight (AEST), 20 May 2022.