Peter Lundberg – North Sydney Art Prize 2019

In Events/Exhibitions February 16, 2019

Above: Peter Lundberg, Faulty Tower (2017), cast bronze, 160 x 40 x 40 cm

Congratulations to Peter Lundberg, finalist in the North Sydney Art Prize 2019 for his works Faulty Tower and Hu Tong

The North Sydney Art Prize is a major biennial arts event showcasing some of the best in contemporary art by artists across Australia. The North Sydney Art Prize showcases artwork by local, regional and national artists in an extraordinary venue – the fantastic Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability in Waverton. This transformed industrial site allows visitors to explore the Art Prize across varying landscapes, from the stunning Platform overlooking the harbour to the hidden tunnels underneath and surrounding parklands.

This year, the Prize is themed around the topic of sustainability, making the Coal Loader and its history an interesting juxtaposition to many of the pieces. 115 finalists have been selected from an incredible 411 entries to exhibit paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, installation and new media based works.

Selected works will be exhibited in the Caretakers Cottage, Artist Studio, Workshop, Mess Hall, Platform, Tunnels 1 & 2, newly refurbished 25 Chambers, across the Coal Loader site and surrounding parklands. This unique post-industrial site accommodates the inclusion of diverse mediums with an emphasis on supporting innovative site specific art forms.


2019 Selection Panel:

Dr Therese Kenyon, Artist, Curator, Arts Writer and Director Eramboo Artist Environment
Dr Kath Fries, Artist, Curator and Founder & Chair John Fries Award
Jenny Cheeseman, Head of Curatorial, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre


Award Categories:

Major Open Award $20,000

Award for Sculpture $15,000

Site Specific Award $7,500

Emerging Artist Award $2,000

Work on/with Paper Award $1,000

Award for Painting $1,000

Award for Drawing $1,000


Exhibition Dates:  2 – 17 March 2019, open daily 10am – 5pm

Venue: The Coal Loader, 2 Balls Head Drive, Waverton 2060

For more information and to view this years finalists click here.

Above: Peter Lundberg, Hu Tong (2017), cast bronze, 190 x 40 x 40 cm

Image courtesy of the Coal Loader, North Sydney