5 - 28 August 2016

The Gallery M Open Contemporary Prize is an initiative of Gallery M and Century 21 Bayside Brighton. The exhibition is open to any artist living and working in South Australia (aged over 18 years); using any medium.

All prizes are non acquisitive. The prizes have been generously donated by:

  • First Prize        $3,000     (Century 21 Bayside Brighton)
  • Second Prize   $1,000     (A to Z Conveyancing)
  • Third Prize       $500        (Riviera Homes)

Artists could enter no more than two artworks. 

Entry to the exhibition was via a pre-selection process, with a judging panel selecting approximately 50 artworks from the digital images submitted.

The final judging took place in Gallery M prior to the exhibition 5-28 August 2016.

Thank you to all the artists who submitted fantastic images of their artwork - the judges had a difficult task selecting the exhibition pieces

Fees for each artwork:

  • Red House Group members             $15 each artwork entry
  • Non-Red House Group members     $20 each artwork entry

List of selected finalists


FIRST PRIZE - $3,000   (Century 21 Bayside Brighton)

Tim O'shea
'At the Gallery'
oil on canvas
125cm W x 94cm H

SECOND PRIZE - $1,000   (A to Z Conveyancing)

Ian Willding
'Portal to My Childhood Dreams'
acrylic on canvas
73cm W x 98cm H

THIRD PRIZE - $500   (Riviera Homes)

Fran Callen
charcoal on paper
150cm W x 120cm H