CASULA POWERHOUSE PRIZES AND
COMPETITIONS

The Casula Powerhouse team endeavours to support local artists. We offer a number of prizes that seek to empower artists to create and submit new work.


The Blake Prize is one of Australia’s longest-standing and most prestigious prizes which encourages conversation about religion and spirituality through art and poetry. Presented by Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and Liverpool City Council since 2016. Join our mailing list for more updates here.

There are 2 components to The Blake Prize  -  The Art Prize and The Poetry Prize.

Blake Prize

The Blake Art Prize attracts entries from artists around the world looking for exposure for their work, the opportunity to be hung in the exhibition and to compete for various prizes including the $35,000 main prize.

Entries Close: Monday 15th of November 2021


Blake Poetry Prize

The Blake Poetry Prize challenges Australian poets of varied styles and religious and spiritual allegiances to explore the wider experience of spirituality, religion, and/or belief in a new work of 100 lines or less.

The Blake Poetry Prize 2020 is managed by Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in partnership with WestWords.

Entries Close: Monday 15th of November 2021


Mil-Pra AECG Exhibition

The annual Mil-Pra Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG) exhibition and art prize celebrates the significance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in our region and beyond. This year we will proudly be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Mil-Pra Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG) exhibition and art prize! Exhibition entries are open to all types and sizes of artworks by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists of all ages living in both NSW and the ACT.

Please be advised that the 2021 Mil-Pra AECG exhibition and art prize will no longer be taking place due to Covid-19 restrictions in NSW. Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for further updates. We look forward to celebrating the special 30th anniversary of Mil-Pra in the second half of 2022.


LAS Exhibition

Liverpool Art Society and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre are proud to present the 24th Annual Liverpool Art Society Exhibition. The annual Liverpool Art Society exhibition, presented at Casula Powerhouse since 1998, promotes and celebrates the creative talent of our local region. The awards are open to artwork submissions that include painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography and mixed media from Liverpool Art Society members of all ages.

Please be advised that the 2021 Liverpool Art Society Exhibition will no longer be taking place due to Covid-19 restrictions in NSW. Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for further updates. We are looking forward to the 24th edition of the Liverpool Art Society Exhibition in the second half of 2022.


Generator: I Hope I Win $500 is a competition supported by Liverpool City Council and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in 2020. It recognises that for many people the challenges of avoiding COVID-19 has also sparked creativity. Read more here