Christine Wrest-Smith – Finalist in the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2022

In News September 27, 2022

Image above: Mullock Heaps, Lightening Ridge  2022  oil on linen  91 x 122 cm. Image courtesy of the artist.


Congratulations to Christine Wrest-Smith who has been selected as a finalist in the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2022 for her work Mullock Heaps, Lightening Ridge 2022.

“This year I visited Lightening Ridge for the first time. I was struck by the transformation of the land into a “moonscape” of mullock heaps – debris that is mined from underground to source the elusive Opal that the region is renowned for. All that destruction for a few small stones?” – Christine Wrest-Smith, entry statement

The Fisher’s Ghost Art Award is an annual art prize held at Campbelltown Arts Centre that invites 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, in which Wrest-Smith is a finalist, is acquisitive to the Campelltown City Council collection. This year, in celebration of the 60th anniversary, it is valued at $60,000. 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.  


Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2022
Campbelltown Arts Centre
1 Art Gallery Rd, Campbelltown NSW 2560
29 October – 9 December 2022

Award Announcement: Friday 4 November 2022