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Fisher's Ghost Art Award Entries Open

The Fisher's Ghost Art Award is now in its 55th year and has over $30,000 in prize money. The Award coincides with the annual Festival of Fisher's Ghost.

Installation shot from Fisher's Ghost Art Award 2016

Entries in the 2017 Fisher's Ghost Art Award have now closed.

The Fisher's Ghost Art Award coincides with Campbelltown's annual Festival of Fisher's Ghost. Held over 10 days, the Festival dates back to 1956 and celebrates Australia’s most famous ghost – Frederick Fisher.

The Open section of the Art Award is acquisitive to the C-A-C permanent collection and is awarded prize-money of $20,000. In the past it 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 and Philip Wolfhagen.

2017 key dates for entrants

Entries closed Wednesday 6 September 2017  
Finalists announced Tuesday 3 October 2017
Pre-selected works to be delivered to Campbelltown Arts Centre      Thursday 19 – Saturday 21 October 2017, 10am – 4pm
Collection of artwork from Campbelltown Arts Centre Friday 15 – Monday 18 December 2017, 10am – 4pm
Exhibition dates Saturday 28 October to Thursday 14 December
Official opening night and award announcement

Friday 3 November

This is a ticketed event, tickets will be available for purchase in September. All pre-selected artists will receive an invitation to attend. Entrants in the Macability Award and school categories will receive two tickets.


Categories and prizes

$20,000 Open
Sponsor – Campbelltown City Council & Friends of Campbelltown Arts Centre.

$3,000 Contemporary
Sponsor – Marsdens Law Group

$2,000 Traditional
Sponsor – Australian Labor Party

$2500 Sculpture
Sponsor – Coonamble Shire Council

$1000 Photography
Sponsor – Macarthur Greens

Primary Students
Sponsor - Rotary Club of Ingleburn

Secondary Students
Sponsor - Western Suburbs Leagues Club

$5,000 Surrealism Award
Sponsor – Michael and Marilyn Reardon-Small with acknowledgment of the Gleeson O’Keefe Foundation

$3,000 Macarthur Award
Sponsor – Campbelltown Catholic Club

$1000 Aboriginal Art Award
Sponsor – Liberal Party of Australia

$500 + Mentorship Macability Award
Sponsor – Macarthur Disability Services

Date and time

  • Friday 28 July 2017 / 10.00AM to Wednesday 06 September 2017 / 4.00PM
    Past Event

Suitable for

Toddlers 0-4Kids 5-11Youth 12-17Young Adults 18 -24FamiliesAdultsSeniorsBusiness


$25 per work entered, except the primary and secondary students, which are $5 per work (includes GST).

Friends of Campbelltown Arts Centre, entry is $20 per work.

Entry fees are non-refundable.

There is no fee to visit the exhibition.

Submitting your entry

Entries have now closed. Finalists will be announced on Tuesday 3 October.

Event category: Community Recognition & AwardsCompetitions & PromotionsCultureExhibitionsMajor Events
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