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Ludlow Art Prize

Australian Landscape Painting

$5,000 cash

Sculpture in the forest

$5,000 cash

We encourage South West of Western Australia artists to enter this inaugural competition.

The Ludlow Art Prize will bring people together to shine a light on the listed, critically endangered Tuart woodlands and forests of the Swan Coastal Plain ecological community including the last remaining Tuart forest at Ludlow, Western Australia.

The Ludlow Art Prize is managed by the Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group Inc, a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2018 to help restore the Ludlow tuart forest in the South West of Western Australia.


31 March 2023


31 August 2023


6 October 2023

Ludlow Art Prize - Australian Landscape Painting

The Ludlow Art Prize for a landscape painting.

  • The Ludlow Art Prize for any Australian landscape, painting (Selected by an independent panel of judges; non-acquisitive) $5,000 cash.

  • Short listed entrants (Finalists) will have their work exhibited at the Ludlow Forestry Settlement from 6 - 8 October 2023.

  • All exhibiting artists will be invited to attend the official opening and prize presentation on Friday 6 October commencing at 5pm.

Entry fee: $40 Inc. GST per art work (includes entry to the opening sundowner)
Closing date: 31 August 2023




Ludlow Art Prize - Sculpture in the Forest

The Ludlow Art Prize for a sculpture.

  • The Ludlow Art Prize for a sculpture (Selected by an independent panel of judges; non-acquisitive) $5,000 cash.

  • Short listed entrants (Finalists) will have their work exhibited at the Ludlow Forestry Settlement from 6 - 8 October 2023.

  • All exhibiting artists will be invited to attend the official opening and prize presentation on Friday 6 October commencing at 5pm.

Entry fee: $40 Inc. GST per art work (includes entry to the opening sundowner)
Closing date: 31 August 2023



Key dates

Entries open
31 March 2023

Entries close
31 August 2023

Finalists announced
15 September 2023

4-5 October 2023

Award announcements
6 October 2023

Art exhibition
6 - 8 October 2023

Artwork collection
from 4pm, 8 October 2023
or 9 October (8am to 4pm)

Ludlow Art Prize - Judges

Dr Benjamin Joel

From 1989 to 2008 Dr Ben Joel was Head of Painting in the School of Design and Art at Curtin University and has a doctorate from that institution. As an academic at Curtin and other tertiary organisations he has taught technical, material and theoretical subjects. He has now returned to working on private projects.

Ben Joel’s material concerns are primarily those of a painter and draughtsman but one who also has a wide range of interests, and skills in traditional and digital processes. He is well known for his commissioned portraits, which can be found in local, interstate and international collections. 

Ben has mounted 16 solo exhibitions in various galleries and has exhibited in over 60 group shows locally and interstate. 

In 2012 Ben Joel received a Lifetime Achievement Award through the Artsource organisation, in recognition of his contributions to the fields of art and education in Western Australia. In 2017 he was the featured artist for the Shire of Mundaring Art Acquisition Exhibition Over the years he has served as a selector, judge, committee member and/or patron at various art organisations. 

Nigel Hewitt

Nigel Hewitt is a senior visual artist based in both Perth, Western Australia and Hobart, Tasmania.

Nigel Hewitt’s artistic career has developed strongly and consistently since his graduation from the Claremont School of Art in 1977. Nigel has exhibited extensively in solo and group shows around Western Australia and nationally. Hewitt has been awarded several residencies, has extensive teaching experience, has been published widely, has been chosen for numerous private and corporate commissions and has received many local and national art awards throughout his career. Hewitt’s work is widely collected and he is represented in the collections of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the University of Western Australia, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Artbank, SGIO, BankWest, Wesfarmers, Holmes a Court Collection, The Stein Collection, among many others. In 2015 Hewitt won The Glover Prize which at the time was the country’s richest landscape art award, and in 2016 was granted a Creative Development Fellowship from the Department of Culture and the Arts.

Stuart Green

Stuart Green graduated from WAIT in 1983 in Secondary Art, specialising in painting and sculpture. Deciding not to teach, he set up an artist studio in Melbourne. Later in Perth he continued this practice resulted in numerous group and two solo exhibitions. 

Since 1992 his public sculptural works have taken priority and Stuart Green has created artworks for public spaces creating large scale stand-alone artworks and integrated architectural works. 

He formed Big Spoon Art Services in 2008 to facilitate this work. Major works include FIZZ Perth Children’s Hospital, Night Falling in Port Hedland, Cumulus Sydney, Red Cloud Brisbane, One of Many China, Crossings Junction Melbourne and Droplet Canberra,. His most recent work Within Without now resides at Elizabeth Quay Perth. New works continue to be created in the Big Spoon Art Studio in Perth

Ludlow Art Prize entry terms and conditions


  • By entering the prize, the artist agrees to these binding terms and conditions. These terms and conditions, together with the artist`s completed entry form, form the agreement between the artist and the Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group Inc.


  • The artwork must be by an artist residing in the South West of Western Australia (see map boundaries below)

  • If under the age of 18, a Parent/Legal Guardian consent form must be provided with the entry.



  • All artworks must be the original work of the artist, completed within 12 months of the entry closing date (see key dates) and not infringe the copyright, moral rights, or other rights of any third party.

  • An artist may enter several artworks accompanied by a separate entry form and payment.

  • The artwork must not have been awarded a prize in any other competition.

Australian landscape painting

  • The entered artwork must be an Australian landscape painting.

  • The landscape painting may be any two dimensional medium (excluding photography and film).

  • The finished work must be no larger than 100cm x 100cm.


  • The entered artwork must be a sculpture.

  • Collaborative works are accepted.

  • The sculpture may be of any material, however must be suitable for an outdoor nature trail location.

  • There are no size constraints for the finished sculpture.


  • An image of the artwork must be submitted online by the closing date (see key dates). Note: 3 images are required for sculptures.

  • There is a non-refundable entry administration fee of $40 per submission.

  • The resolution of the uploaded JPEG image(s) can be a maximum of 5MB with naming convention lastname_firstname_title

  • Include a description of the artwork(s) (maximum 200 words)

  • Include your artists curriculum vitae (maximum A4 page)


  • The pre-selection panel will review the uploaded images and select approximately 30 to 50 artworks (finalists) for the exhibition.

  • The artist agrees that if they enter more than one artwork, only one can be selected for the exhibition.

  • The finalists will be announced to the media and published on our website (see key dates). It is possible finalists may not be notified prior to the announcement.

  • Artists whose works are selected for exhibition must allow their work to be reproduced for promotional, review and educational purposes.

  • Artists (and their agents) who are selected as finalists must agree not to display any images of the selected artwork(s) on any social media platforms prior to the announcement of the winner.


Landscape painting

  • All selected artworks must be suitably framed. A stretched canvas is considered framed however 25mm length D-rings must be placed at the back of the work 10cm down from the top of the frame.

  • The artwork must be clearly marked on the back with the artists name, address and the title of the work, and include hanging instructions.

  • Wet paintings will not be accepted.


  • All selected sculpture must be installed by the artist and/or assistants. Placement of sculptures within the trail will be at the discretion of the curator.

  • Please note, there are no hardstands for the artworks. Artworks deemed unsafe will need to be modified on the day of installation.

  • The Ludlow Gallery will assist where possible, however does not have heavy lift machinery.


  • The judges are eminently qualified to judge artworks and are not members of the Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group Inc.

  • The judge’s decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

  • All prize money will be paid within 4 (four) weeks of the award date.

  • The list of selected artists will be published on the website (see key dates). All Artists will be notified by email.


  • All works selected for exhibition must be for sale.

  • The Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group shall be entitled to and will retain 25% plus GST commission on all works sold during the exhibition period.

  • If an artwork is sold, the artist is required to supply the Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group with a tax invoice to satisfy GST committments.


  • The Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group Inc. will exercise all reasonable care in handling works submitted but will not be responsible for loss or damage to any work whilst in our custody. We recommend artists insure their work against loss or damage during transit and whilst in our custody.


  • The collection address is 21 Ludlow Road North, LUDLOW, Western Australia

  • The artworks can be collected from the Ludlow Gallery after the Spring in the Forest event closes (see key dates)


  • The Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group Inc, may amend these terms and conditions and the entry form at any time, subject to giving notice to the artist via this webpage.

Eligibility map

The Ludlow Art Prize entry is available to artists residing in the South West of Western Australia as defined by the map below.

  • City of Bunbury

  • City of Busselton

  • Shire of Augusta-Margaret River

  • Shire of Boyup Brook

  • Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes

  • Shire of Capel

  • Shire of Collie

  • Shire of Dardanup

  • Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup

  • Shire of Harvey

  • Shire of Manjimup

  • Shire of Nannup


The Ludlow Gallery

Ludlow Forestry Settlement
21 Ludlow Road North, LUDLOW 6280


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