Event held on January 17

STILL 2021 Call for Entries

Provided by: Coffs Harbour City Council

All Day
Daily, until 12/04/2021
To Be Held At

Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

Address: Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

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About the Event



Still is a biennial, acquisitive award for artworks in the genre of still life, in all mediums. The award is open to artists at all stages of their careers.

Still: National Still Life Award seeks to highlight the diversity and vitality of still life in Australian contemporary art practice, broadening the interpretation and meaning of this enduring genre.


Call for Entries

Entries Open 18 January 2021

Entries Close 12 April 2021


About the award

Still: National Still Life Award takes a fresh and contemporary approach to still life and its themes; memento mori, life and death, observation of and reverence for everyday objects, their meaning and memory.


The selection process

Finalists will be selected by a panel which includes Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery staff Cath Fogarty, Jo Besley, Chloe Waters, QAGOMA Indigenous Arts Curator Katina Davidson, and Sydney based art collector Lisa Paulsen.

The 2021 guest judge is Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. 

Acquisitions from Still become part of the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery collection.


Key dates 2021

    18 January - On-line application process opens.

    12 April -  Closes midnight (Perth WA time).

    14 May - Finalists will be notified by email.

    2 July - Art work must be delivered by this date. We will assist with transport of works to the gallery thanks to our sponsor Moving Art.

    14 August - The exhibition officially opens and the winner is announced.


Find out more about Still: National Still Life Award 2021 and submit your entry at www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/still


Sign up to the Gallery newsletter to receive updates on STILL 2021, and revisit STILL 2019 at www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/still 


Still: National Still Life Award 2021 is proudly supported by

Major Sponsors

saso.creative and Bryant McKinnon Lawyers

Supporting Sponsors

Friends of Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Moving Art and Andrew Peace Wines