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.
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
||Wednesday 6 September 2017
||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
||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
Sponsor – Campbelltown City Council & Friends of Campbelltown Arts Centre.
Sponsor – Marsdens Law Group
Sponsor – Australian Labor Party
Sponsor – Coonamble Shire Council
Sponsor – Macarthur Greens
Sponsor - Rotary Club of Ingleburn
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
$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.
Entries have now closed. Finalists will be announced on Tuesday 3 October.