The Heart of Annandale Art Exhibition & Prize is an annual event held in Annandale and owned by the Inner West. Members of the community are invited to submit artworks that respond to each year’s theme. Artworks are judged according to their exploration of the theme in relation to Sydney’s Inner West.


Entries are now open!

Each artist may enter a maximum of two works in any medium (keeping to the dimensions and other requirements found in the Terms and Conditions). The entry fee is $20 per work. Under 18 entries are free.

Make sure you read the Terms and Conditions first…

Then enter and pay online using one of the forms below:

Alternatively, you can print this PDF form, fill it out, scan it and email it to jessa@annandale.org.au.


Entries close: 5 May 2017

Opening night: 12 May 2017

Exhibition: 13-21 May 2017


We are pleased to announce the 2017 Heart of Annandale Awards!

  • The Village Church “Grow” Award – $1000
              The major award of Heart of Annandale 2017.
              For a work in any medium that best represents the theme “GROW” in the Inner West.
  • The Inner West Council “Local Artist” Award – $750
              For a work by an artist living or working in the Inner West Council Local Government Area (LGA).
  • The Inner West Council “Emerging Artist” Award – $250 + $250 art supplies for the school
              For an excellent work in the Secondary School category.
  • Ms Kristy’s “Budding Artist” Award – $100 + $250 art supplies for the school
              For an excellent work in the Primary School category. 
              (Ms Kristy is the Village Church Kids’ Pastor and an accomplished artist)
  • People’s Choice Awards – $500 (adult), $250 (under 18)
             Voted for by the general public during the exhibition. 

We will be announcing other special prizes as we get closer to the event.

2017 Theme: GROW

Our theme in 2017 is “GROW”.

Heart of Annandale is seeking artworks that provide insight into the Inner West in relation to this year’s theme: “GROW”. We are looking for striking works that will resonate with locals, intrigue tourists and engage passers-by.

What kind of growth are we talking about? That’s up to you…