Competitions

Why Enter Competitions?

They are not just fun!
Art Competitions are not only about winning a Prize (though they are nice to win). Instead Art Competitions offer Artists the opportunity to try new styles, get feedback on their current style and see what trends are popular. All whilst meeting new potential customers and fellow Artists.

Art Competitions are thus actually tools for Artists to Learn and Grow.

Aspire has two regular competitions 'petite pieces' and Foot Square. 'petite pieces' is an Open Competition, while Foot Square is open only to Professionals. While both do have different prizes they also both have different purposes and different potential Learning Outcomes.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or wish to organise a competition through Aspire.

petite pieces

An Open Call, Open Medium, Open Skill Competition

What is 'petite pieces'

Every year in February, Aspire runs our favourite and most popular competition – ‘petite pieces’ -  to kick off another year of amazing exhibitions!

‘petite pieces’ is a 40 cm x 40 cm x 40 cm, open theme, open medium competition with numerous prizes to be won!

It is open call and can be entered by anyone of any skill level. However, this does not mean only professional artists win as the public votes for their favourite and the Gallery Judges choose based on a number of factors. Not just technical composition.

We will see your work soon!

What are the Details?

Application Due: 18 January 2017

Delivery Due: Between 25 – 28 January

Date: 1 February– 18 February, Wednesdays – Saturdays 10:30am – 4:30pm

Collection: 22 – 25 February

Address: 53 Kennedy Terrace, Paddington, QLD, 4064

Size Restrictions: 30cm x 30cm x 30cm OR a "foot square".
Note: Frame is included in size restriction, we are slightly lenient with frames.

Commission: Standard Competition Commission 30%

These provisions are supplementary to Aspire's Standard Terms & Conditions available from Aspire. By entering you agree to the Terms & Conditions

Prizes

Solo Exhibition Space at Aspire Gallery
(Terms and Conditions Apply)
Cash Prize

$5.00 of every entry goes towards the Prize Pool
Every year we approach and are approached by a number of Sponsors.

Some of the Sponsors who have donated prizes in the past include:-

Art Shed
Latrobe Framers
Stop 13 @ 31
Steam Expresso
Henderson Gallery
Paddington News
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Aspirant Entry
$20 /Piece
  • $15 Administration Entry Fee + $5 Prize Pool
Regular Entry
$25 /Piece
  • $20 Administration Entry Fee + $5 Prize Pool

Foot Square

An Open Call, Open Medium, Professional Competition

What is Foot Square

Every year around June/July, Aspire runs Foot Square for Professional Artists.

Foot Square is a 30 cm x 30 cm x 30 cm, open theme, open medium competition with a number of prizes up for grabs. However, Foot Square is limited to Professional Artist (sorry!). 

A Professional Artist is determined by a number of possible factors such as:-

  • Skill
  • Time
  • Exhibitions
  • Representation
  • Presentation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Portfolio

If you are unsure whether you are eligible for this Competition, contact Aspire.

This Competition is judged predominately on Technical Skill and Commercial Viability.

We hope to see you entries soon!

What are the Details?

Application Due: TBA

Delivery Due: TBA

Date: TBA

Collection: TBA

Address: 53 Kennedy Terrace, Paddington, QLD, 4064

Size Restrictions: 30cm x 30cm x 30cm OR a "foot square".
Note: Frame is included in size restriction, we are slightly lenient with frames.

Commission: Standard Competition Commission 30%

These provisions are supplementary to Aspire's Standard Terms & Conditions available from Aspire. By entering you agree to the Terms & Conditions

Prizes

Work Consigned at Aspire for 6 Month Period

Terms and Conditions Apply.

Cash Prize

$5.00 of every entry goes towards the Prize Pool
Every year we approach and are approached by a number of Sponsors.

Some of the Sponsors who have donated prizes in the past include:-

Art Shed
Latrobe Framers
Stop 13 @ 31
Steam Expresso
Henderson Gallery
Paddington News
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Aspirant Entry
$20 /Piece
  • $15 Administration Entry Fee + $5 Prize Pool
Regular Entry
$25 /Piece
  • $20 Administration Entry Fee + $5 Prize Pool

Current Sponsors

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At Aspire we love artistic and designer art, jewellery and giftware.

 

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