We are excited to announce the judges for this inaugural prize:


Rachel Kent, CEO of  Bundanon, is an experienced arts leader, art historian and curator with extensive experience in the arts and culture sector working with international museums and cultural institutions.


Amanda Lawson, Emeritus Professor at the University of Wollongong (UoW) and previously Dean of the Faculty of Creative Arts, believes in the concept of thriving, accessible creative cultures as a fundamental part of life. Her previous experience includes Director of Bathurst Regional Gallery and Executive Director the Crafts Council of NSW.



Selected works will be on display at the Museum from December to the end of January which is a peak time for tourists and visitors to the area.



The Jervis Bay Maritime Museum and Gallery is excited to announce the  inaugural Halloran Contemporary Art Prize, 2022.  This new Art Prize will be held Biennially, the aim of which  is to overlay a contemporary lens and understanding of the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum’s Halloran Collection: Science and the Sea, and to delve into its mysteries, which are for the most part hidden from the viewer.   The collection is complex and diverse, and displayed in the manner of an 18th century Curiosity Cabinet or Wunderkammer.


The Halloran Contemporary Art Prize is open to all permanent New South Wales residents aged 18 years and over. The work must be an original new work by the entrant and produced in response to the Halloran Collection at the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum.  Artists will be provided with a Curator guided tour of the collection. A catalogue can be provided to those unable to attend the Museum.


Closing date for this year’s selection of entries will be Close of Business, Friday 30th September 2022.






Conditions of Entry Available  May 2022

Guided Tours of the Collection   On request

Entries Close     30th September 2022

Judging     10 – 14th  October

Artists advised of Selection  21st October 2022 (3 weeks)

Delivery of Selection   2nd - 4th November 2022

Installation     14th - 18th November 2022

Exhibition Launch   28th November 2022

Exhibition Close    5th February 2023

Unsold Artworks returned to artists Week of 6th March 2023



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