4th biennial rsasa sala portrait prize exhibition 2019 kennedy arts foundation
Entries are now open for the 4th Biennial RSASA Portrait Prize Exhibition.
With over $20,000 in prizes, including the $10,000 acquisitive prize from The Kennedy Arts Foundation.
This exhibition is open to all South Australian artists and exhibited within the Royal South Australian Society of Arts (RSASA) gallery on North Terrace, Adelaide.



First Prize: $10,000 from the Kennedy Art Foundation Acquisitive Prize

Second Prize: $2,000 from the Royal South Australian Society of Arts

Carbins Trust Youth Award : $5,000 (Emerging artists 26 & Under)

Helpmann Academy – $1,000 – Applications are invited from final year students and graduates (up to five years following the final year of study) of University of SA (Bachelor Contemporary Art) and Adelaide College of the Arts/ Flinders University/ (Bachelor Visual Arts).

$1,000 Artists – Open: Sponsored by David Baker

$1,000 Artists – Mixed Media : Sponsored by Vikki Waller

$1,000 – Open category – Geographic Environment : Sponsored by Helen Stacey Bunton – For a work showing the subject in their geographic environment – This award recognises that identity is related in some way to our geographic location – either in the past, such as birthplace or childhood location, place of employment or home, a holiday place or a present geographic location.

Merit Awards:

$500 Voucher from Premier Art Supplies

$500 Voucher from Wakefield Press

$500 Acrylic Prize – Voucher from Derivan

$350 Voucher from Pro-Lab Imaging

$150 Voucher from Port Art Supplies

Other prizes will be announced as soon as details become available.



The 4th Biennial RSASA/SALA Portrait Prize will be held from 28 July – 25 August 2019 in the RSASA Gallery, Institute Building, 1st Floor, corner North Tce & Kintore Avenue, Adelaide SA 5000.


Thursday 30th May 2019,

4.30pm Australian Central Standard Time.