King's Art Prize & Exhibition

Over the past 41 years the Annual Art Show has been a highlight of The King’s School’s event calendar. This year, sadly due to COVID-19 restrictions the beloved Art Show will not be able to go ahead. We are pleased however to confirm the Art Prize will still proceed with the announcement of the winner taking place on Friday 11 September. As it is not possible to host an event this year the announcement will be made virtually – using video on The King’s School’s social media platforms and here, on this Art Prize website.


The 2020 guest judge is Ms Maud Page, Deputy Director / Director of Collections Art Gallery NSW.



Now in its 26th year, The King’s School Art Prize has been awarded to some of Australia's leading contemporary artists.


The King’s Art Prize is a $20,000 acquisitive award presented to the artist judged the best contemporary artwork, created by an artist resident in Australia and represented by a commercial gallery, supporting both the artists and the fine arts industry. Entry is by invitation only and the finalists are selected by an appointed Art Prize panel.  


The King’s Art Prize, over the past 26 years, has proudly boasted inclusion of such artists as: Aida Tomescu, Lyndal Brown and Charles Green, John Olsen, Jason Benjamin, Jacquie Stockdale, Peter Churcher, Joanna Logue, Nicholas Harding, Martine Emdur, Ashley Frost, Rodney Pople, Ben Quilty, Nicholas Blowers, Geoffrey de Groen, Gloria Petyarre, Ross Laurie, Euan Macleod, Geoff Dyer, Jun Chen, Guy Maestri, John Bokor, David Frank, Peter Godwin, Bec Juniper and McLean Edwards.


King's Art Show

Winner 2017

Winner 2017

Peter Godwin - Defiance Gallery