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. Hosted by Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and Liverpool City Council since 2016, The 67th Blake Prize will open for entries in late 2021. Join our mailing list to be updated when the entry forms go live 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.

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 collaboration with WestWords.

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. Presented at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, the 29th Annual Mil-Pra AECG Exhibition entries will be open to a variety of artworks, from painting to ceramics and sculptural pieces by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists of all ages living in both NSW and the ACT.

LAS Exhibition

Liverpool Art Society and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre are proud to present the 23rd 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.

Entries Open: Monday 19 July 2021