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2023 Lloyd Rees Emerging Artist Awards

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National Art Prize for emerging artists aged 18-30 working in painting, drawing & printmaking. 

$8,000 Acquisitive First Prize 
Solo Exhibition in 2025


Congratulations to the 2023 LREAA finalists!

Proudly supported by Lane Cove Council.

Highly commended prize $1500 sponsored by Lane Cove Art Society.

Kate Belvedere, Lucinda Bird, Shani Black, Sandra Brand, Jack Buckley, Ana Butron, Sadhbha Cockburn, Alexandra Colvin, Bianca Currey, Angus Fisher, Freyja Fristad, Katelyn Geard, Maddison Gibbs, Jesse Heriot, Yiu Lun Heung, Dana Hubraq, Tia Madden, Annabelle McEwen, Jasmine Mowbray, Claire Paul, Rebecca Pidgeon, Emilee Robinson, Ivana Sanfilippo, Douglas Schofield, Alex Slattery, Linda Sok, Alice Xu

Key Dates:

  • Delivery of artworks: Sat 25 Nov to Fri 1 Dec.

  • Finalists' exhibition dates: 8-23 December.

About the Award:

The biennial Lloyd Rees Emerging Artist Award (formerly the Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award) is a national prize established in 1981 to promote and support talented emerging artists in Australia. Initiated by the Lane Cove community in honour of its long-term resident and acclaimed artist Dr Lloyd Rees, who was an advocate for getting young artists involved in the arts.


  • First Prize: 8,000 (acquisitive) + a solo exhibition to be held alongside LREAA 2025 at Gallery Lane Cove (sponsored by Lane Cove Council).

  • Highly Commended: $1,500 (sponsored by Lane Cove Art Society)

  • Commended: $1,000 (sponsored by Centrehouse Inc.)


Entry Fees:

$35 for one artwork, $60 for two

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