Entries close August 31.

The 2017 Outback Archies are now open!

Artists from Far Western NSW and surrounding areas are invited to enter the 2017 Outback Archies! An initiative of Outback Arts, the regional arts organisation for the far west, the Outback Archies is an annual art prize and exhibition now in its seventh year.

This popular exhibition and art prize is all about celebrating the colour, creativity and spirit of our communities across the Far West.

2017 has seen some new and exciting changes to the Archies such as new categories and bigger prizes involving exhibition opportunities. The eligible applicants has also been extended to further surrounding districts offering more emerging regional artists the opportunity to be involved in such a high profile event.

Entries are open to works in all media including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking and ceramics.

Prizes will be awarded in the categories of Open (including painting, drawing, print-making and etching), Photography, Sculpture (including glass art and wood and metalwork), and the new addition of a Ceramics category. Prizes are also awarded to the most Outstanding Indigenous Artist and People’s Choice.

If you’re an artist living in the Shire areas of Broken Hill, Central Darling, Bourke, Cobar, Brewarrina, Bogan, Walgett, Warren, Coonamble, Gilgandra, Warrumbumgle, Narrabri and Moree Plains get your entry form ready and enter today!


The winning artist from each category will receive a cash prize and exhibition opportunity with a metro gallery. A mentoring opportunity with a regional gallery has also been secured. Partnerships have been secured with Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Studio MV, Campbelltown Arts Centre, and Maitland Regional Art Gallery.

The Outback Archies exhibition is to be held in Coonamble at the Outback Arts Gallery from 25th September to 27th October. Applications are open now until Thursday 31st August.

Grab a form here and start creating! > Outback Archies Entry Form 2017