Advocate Art Award, 2020


winner 2019
2019 WINNER – My Friend and Housemate. (Artist: Chris Ng.)

Dates for your diary

  • 17 July : Close of entries
  • 27 – 28th July : Delivery of artworks
  • 31 July : Opening Advocate Art Award. 6:00pm Araluen Arts Centre
  • 16 August: ‘Walk in the Art’
  • 17-18 August : Collect artwork from Araluen



‘Advocate’ Opening this Friday, 6PM

Remember to all join us at Araluen Arts Centre for this year’s Advocate Art Award  Opening from 6PM this Friday 27th July.

Artists and family welcome to join the committee afterwards for a celebratory dinner. Details on the night.


Please advise (phone/text) Francoise on 0438 139 949 if you wish to join us for dinner. You may decide on the night, but it would assist the restaurant to have an idea of numbers for catering. Thanks.

Advocate Art Award Entries Closing …


HURRY! Entries close Friday 13th July!

Online link here

Deb Keaney “Bloom after Desert Rain” Peoples Choice winner 2017


OPEN for Art Society members and non members, resident in Central Australia.

Art works to be delivered to Araluen Gallery 1 on Monday 23rd or Tues. 24th July.

Opening Night 6pm Friday 27th July.

Full entry rules at the entry link above.

Advocate Art Award 2017

Entries for our major annual exhibition have been open here for several weeks. Use the pull-down menu above, or follow the link here to enter online and familiarise the key dates and Conditions of Entry. This year we welcome back many continuing great sponsors and two new sponsors. We are proud to welcome Yeperenye Shopping Centre  who will sponsor the People’s Choice Award ($1200) and Batchelor Institute, sponsor of the $800 ‘Places’ Prize. Please support our sponsors, whose logos appear below, where-ever possible.


2016 Advocate Art Award – Call for Entries

Can you believe how quickly it’s come around again? … We are calling for entries for the 2016 Advocate Art Award held again at Araluen Art Centre.

Membership of our society isn’t necessary but we wish to make it attractive for you to take an annual membership:  a lower entry fee and particularly a lower commission on sale of your work. We need you to succeed and achieve a sale! It works for us both and offsets considerable expenses that we incur. All entries must be for sale, however listing a selling  price way above market value in order to avoid a sale is discouraged. Please respect our situation. The other Entry Rules are  described at the application page (read down)

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Applications may be paper based or (preferably) electronic. All details are under the Advocate Art Award  TAB above. Pull down & click the 2016 Advocate Art Award drop-down. Or click this link: Advocate Art Award 2016

Membership link

2015 Advocate Art Award is OPEN!

The exhibition opened last Friday. Another great success we believe.

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Excellence Prize winner – Dan Murphy

The winner of  The Excellence Prize for 2015  is Dan Murphy with his Photographic print on canvas. Many thanks to Chapman & Bailey for sponsoring the $2500 prize.

Senior Custodian Doris Kngwarraye Stuart is depicted in the artwork by Dan. See our Facebook page for images showing how Dan constructed his winning entry. (Now uploaded.)

Don’t forget to visit and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award. One lucky voter will win the ‘Special Voter’s Prize’ painting displayed as you enter the gallery. It is kindly donated by Papaya Tula Artists.

You are invited to ‘The Walk in the Art’ on Sunday 9th August, 2-3PM when the People’s Choice is announced and the ‘Special Voter’s Prize’ is drawn.

To see much, much more from the exhibition you need to see our Facebook page. Details are here on the right: “Like us on Facebook”.

2014 Advocate Art Award

Members and friends are invited to join us at 6PM for the Opening on Friday 25th July at Araluen, and thereafter for two weeks in Gallery One during normal Araluen opening hours.

We conclude the exhibition with the traditional “Walk in the Art” commencing 2PM on Sunday  10th August. Hope to see you and do remember to vote for your favourite piece for a chance to win the art piece kindly donated by Papunya-Tula Artists. We thank all our sponsors (logos on the invitation) who make the event possible.



Advocate Art Award Invite 2014 for Email