The Bayton Award Applications

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The Bayton Award celebrates the diversity and excitement of visual arts in the Central Queensland region, and is open to artists residing in the following regions and shires: Rockhampton, Livingstone, Gladstone, Banana, Woorabinda, Central Highlands, Isaac, Barcaldine, Blackall-Tambo, Longreach, Winton, Barcoo, Diamantina, Boulia.

The Bayton Award is an initiative of the Rockhampton Art Gallery Philanthropy Board, Rockhampton Regional Council and hosted by Rockhampton Art Gallery. Valued at $17,000 of cash and in-kind contributions.

The winner of the Bayton Award receives:

  1. $5,000 cash prize for the acquisition of the winning work as first right of refusal to the Rockhampton Art Gallery collection.  
  2. An international artist in residency in Jhenjiang, Jiangsu, China in 2020 arranged by Rockhampton Art Gallery consisting of in-kind and cash contributions to the value of $5,000.
  3. Time to develop a new body of work for the residency undertaken.
  4. Solo exhibition at Rockhampton Art Gallery consisting of in-kind and cash contributions to the value of $7,000 with Rockhampton Art Gallery undertaking first right of refusal on one of the exhibited works for acquisition to the Rockhampton Art Gallery collection without further payment.

The Bayton Award finalists are all eligible for the People's Choice Award valued at $1,000 cash to the artist and artwork that received the most votes from the free public people choice.

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