Pro Hart Outback Art Prize

Pro Hart Outback Art Prize

The Pro Hart Outback Art Prize is an acquisitive competition showcasing work in any media which reflects the spirit and diversity of the Australian Outback.

The prize consists of an Acquisitive First Prize, a Non-Acquisitive Second Prize and a People’s Choice Award with a total prize pool of $23,000.

PHOAP recognises the continued support and contribution to the arts by the Hart family. Pro Hart and his oeuvre are synonymous with Broken Hill’s fascinating history and reputation as a regional artistic hub. PHOAP recognises this contribution. 

The prize is made possible with the generous support of Raylee J Hart & the Hart family in honour of Pro Hart.

Submissions for the 2024 Pro Hart Outback Art Prize open on the 1st of April.



First Prize: $20,000 acquisitive 
Second Prize: $2000
Peoples Choice: $1000


Key Dates - 2024

Call for Entries Monday 1 April

Entries Close Friday 14 June

Finalist notification Friday 28 June

Artworks Due by Friday 26 July

Opening Friday 9 August

Exhibition Dates 9 August - closing 27 October



Finalists - 2022

Lucas Guilbert VIC
Heather Hesterman VIC
Jim Paterson Broken Hill
Claire Tozer NSW
Bernard Appassamy NSW
Gil Hollamby SA
Dave Doyle Broken Hill
Laura Stark NSW
Jackie Masters WA
Sallwa Hourani NSW
Tilda Clarke NSW
Alexandra Hirst SA
Brenda Shin NSW
Kristin Haskett VIC
Jason McCarthur Broken Hill
Jeff Raglus VIC
Glenice Ware NSW
Maree Azzopardi NSW
Tim Coad SA
Lee Harrop
Verity Nunan Broken Hill
Gaspare Moscone NSW
Alexandra Rosenblum Broken Hill
James Birch NSW
Emma Young SA
Sarah Bates SA
Ruby Davies NSW
Sherry McFarland QLD
Harry Merriman NSW
Jo Mellor NSW
Asma Mather Broken Hill.


Frequently asked questions:

When will the prizes be announced?

 9th of August, 2024

Where can I watch the Prize Announcements?


The event will take place at the Broken Hill City Art Gallery, with doors opening at 6pm.

The Gallery will share the wining artworks on their Social Media accounts, once the announcement has been made.

Will you send me a reminder about the event?

If you click 'Attending' on the Facebook event, you will receive a Facebook notification to remind you when the event is starting. Link to the event will be available closer to the opening.


Who is the judge this year?


When is the Exhibition Open to the public?


Do I need to book a time to visit the Gallery?

No, You can visit the Pro Hart Outback Art Prize during regular opening hours without a ticket.

Any other questions?

Contact us here or via phone (08 8080 3444) Monday - Friday.