Event Details

The event will once again be held in Portland’s beautiful Crystal Theatre. The building ensures a wonderful atmosphere for you to enjoy the art show.

Please note: COVID requirements may change the details closer to the event.

Exhibition times 

Due to ongoing uncertainty about COVID, we will not be going ahead with our traditional Opening night event on Friday 4th March.

We will be holding a ticketed sponsors preview on
Thursday 3 March in lieu of Opening Night.
Tickets available here

Exhibition Opening Times
Saturday 5 March 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 6 March 10:00am – 4:00pm





Portland Art Prize & Simply Drawing Prize

Portland Art Prize

First Prize $650  |  Second Prize $350

This year artists entering the theme section are invited to interpret


Artists are also asked to submit a 50 word summary of how their work interprets the theme for the judges consideration.
The Ron Bidwell Award – First Prize $650
The Mary Hampton Award – Second Prize $350

Entries Close 4 February 2022

  • Artists are permitted one entry only in this section.
  • Artists are asked to include a 50 word description of how their work interprets the theme.
  • The prizes will be awarded after independent judging takes place by the judging team.
  • The team will be announced prior to the Art Exhibition.
  • The judges’ decision will be final.

Sponsored by


Simply Drawing Prize

Prize $300

Artwork must be a drawing and can be done using
Pencil,  Charcoal or Pen. Black & White only, back to basics

Entries Close 4 February 2022

  • Artists are permitted one entry only in this section. Artists are permitted three entries in total.
  • The prizes will be awarded after judging takes place by Joe Penn & Lesley O’Shea.
  • The judges’ decision will be final.


Sponsored by Joe Penn & Lesley O’Shea


Fill-in the online entry form before 5pm on Friday 11 February to enter this years exhibition.



Contact Us

Chairperson: Sue Banning
Vice Chairperson: Elizabeth Irvine
Treasurer: Brian Cassell
Entry Co-ordinators: Bruce & Elizabeth Irvine
Secretary: Jodie Mason
Publicity Officer: Rich Evans

Mailing address
PO Box 43
Portland NSW 2847

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