About Us

The art prize is the brainchild of the board of the Harden-Murrumburrah Bendigo Community Bank. It was conceived shortly before COVID-19 struck, which slowed planning and progress.

However, towards the end of 2021, the idea was resurrected and 2022 marks the inaugural Landscape Painting Prize with $10,000 on offer to the winning artist.

The competition is intended to promote Harden-Murrumburrah to the arts community of Australia and to encourage visitors to view the exhibition of work by the finalists.

The exhibition is being staged in autumn at a time when there are fewer events held in town, and will boost the economy of the twin towns, by benefitting tourism, hospitality, accommodation and other service sectors.

Part of the organisers’ plan is to promote cultural awareness in the district, grow a quality art collection over coming years and contribute to the expansion and development of the arts scene in Australia.

The Harden-Murrumburrah Community Bank and the Kruger Trust are dual sponsors.