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.



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


Key Dates

Entries Open: Monday 9th May, 2022
Entries Close: Sunday 14th August, 2022
Finalist Notification: Friday 2nd September

Exhibition Dates: Friday 30th September - Sunday 20th November, 2022


Entries Open.

Online Entry Form - Click Here



Frequently asked questions:

When will the prizes be announced?

 Friday, 30th September at 6:30pm (ACST)

Where can I watch the Prize Announcements?

This will be streamed Live onto our Facebook page. A link will be available here closer to the event.

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?

This year the Gallery is excited to have Rayleen Forester and Joanna Kitto, co-editors of fine print, as the judges for the 2022 Pro Hart Outback Art Prize. More information here.

When is the Exhibition Open to the public?

Friday 30th September, 2022 - Sunday 20th November, 2022.

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.