2020 Jetty ArtSpace Competition
Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival - Saturday May 9 2020

Jetty ArtSpace 2020 Postponed Indefinitely

Due to the public restrictions forced by the spread of the Covid-19 virus it has become necessary to postpone all public gatherings, including the Jetty ArtSpace competition.

Because of the uncertainty it is impossible to say whether the competition can be held later in the year, or possible in a different format. 

The art grant for schools will remain open while the schools remain open.  Even though the competition may not take place we believe providing some materials for art will help schools engage pupils through this difficult time.

The Nightcliff Community Bank Branch will remain open as an essential service unless forced to close by infection of staff.

To help keep the Branch open, please use online banking wherever possible. For help with online banking call 1300 236 344

Nightcliff Community Bank Branch 
major sponsor of the Jetty ArtSpace 

Community Choice Individual Artist Gold $3,000
Community Choice Individual Artist Silver $250

Community Choice School/Group Gold $3,000
Community Choice School/Group Silver $250

Community Choice Juniors;
(U18) Individual Gold $1.000
 (U18) Individual  Silver $100

Primary School age Gold $250
Primary School age Silver $50

Silver prizes sponsored by;
Katherine Regional Community Bank Branch
Coolalinga & Districts Community Bank Branch

All Community Choice prizes are determined by public vote on the day.

2020 Jetty ArtSpace Competition Conditions

  • Entry is Free
  • Artwork must be registered online here before the day
  • Only one (1) piece of art per artist/group
  • Schools or Groups may be eligible for $150 extra support
  • Unregistered work may be refused and won't be eligible for prizes 
  • All entries must have your contact details on the back
  • Each entry will be allocated a number for voting purposes 
  • Voting starts at 12 noon and closes at 7pm
  • Read competition terms and conditions here.
  • We will announce the winners and present prizes at the Nightcliff Community Bank Branch at 10 am Sat 16 May

Winners of the 2019 Jetty Artspace prizes were announced at the
 Nightcliff Community Bank® Branch 
at 10 am Saturday 18 May

Individual Community Choice Gold winner 2019Individual Community Choice Gold winner 2019

Please prepare your work for us to hang

The ArtSpace experiences moderate to severe winds and while the sea breeze is refreshing to feel it can lift even heavy pieces of art and throw them.  Art is displayed on fencing panels or on the ground and we've learned that using cable ties to secure it is our safest and most reliable option in the wind.

We will have hooks and cable ties for registered entries but artists must prepare their own work to hang.

Cardboard and paper are impossible to hang and damage is guaranteed.  

All artwork is displayed at the owners risk.

Images of Artworks and Artists may be used in promotional material by Nightcliff Community Bank Branch

Where can I find the Jetty ArtSpace?

Leave the car at home and catch a DarwinBus for free! All public buses from all locations will be free to all patrons travelling to and from 'A Day on the Foreshore' . Pick up a flyer from your local cafe / library, Download it & Print it (PDF) at home OR SIMPLY SHOW IT ON YOUR PHONE OR DEVICE  to the bus driver.

Additional sponsors are still being finalised and there is the opportunity to join us in 2020.  Sponsoring a secondary category in the Jetty ArtSpace will get your business name here, social media mentions, acknowledgement on the day and at the presentations.  Prizes are negotiable and we welcome your enquiry.  

What are the categories?

All registered entries are automatically eligible to win the Community Choice  prizes voted on by your community.

Community Choice Individual Artist Gold $3,000
Community Choice Individual Artist Silver $250
- registered entries by an individual artist of any age.

Community Choice School/Group $3,000
Community Choice School/Group Silver $250
- registered entries that are a combined effort by a school, charitable or not-for-profit organisation, education provider or other community group.

Community Choice Juniors;
(U18) Individual Gold $1.000
 (U18) Individual  Silver $100

Primary School age Gold $250
Primary School age Silver $50

Remember that all artwork must be registered to be eligible and everyone can vote - children, artists and tourists included

Gold prizes sponsored by;
Nightcliff Community Bank Branch

Silver prizes sponsored by;
Katherine Regional Community Bank Branch
Coolalinga & Districts Community Bank Branch

There will be four categories in the 2020 Jetty Art Competition;

Schools/ Groups, Individual Artist,  Junior Artists (U18) and Primary Schoolers

 All artwork is up for the Community Choice prize in their category.

Who can say whether a painting, a sculpture or a photo is better art? 
 The community will be the judge!

All forms of art are eligible provided it can be successfully displayed at the jetty.

Some examples:

Recycled - When you recycle something, you process it so it can be used again. Needs to be a very high percentage of reused items except for any glue or paint.

3D -  3D art is perceived to have height, width and depth, and having these three makes it a form; meaning all 3D arts have form. It is not flat like paintings, drawings and photographs.

Collage - Not just magazine pictures on paper in the world of fine art collage is a specific art term, meaning a piece formed primarily by images that are adhered to an item to form a new image. (mosaic included)

Mixed media - Mixed media simply means more than one medium being used in a piece, so it can be painting and magazine images, assembled junk, ink and watercolor, etc etc

Painting - A painting is an image (artwork) created using pigments (color) on a surface (ground) such as paper or canvas. The pigment may be in a wet form, such as paint, or a dry form,

How and when do I get my art to the jetty?

 Please consider the size of your art and items which are large, heavy or bulky will need the artist to arrange delivery and collection directly to the event.

Art which needs to be displayed in a particular way will need to be delivered and arranged by the artist.

Delivery before the big day:

Nightcliff Community Bank , 40 Progress Drive Nightcliff 
Open 9.30am - 5pm Monday to Friday
Please avoid the last 30-60 minutes before closing if possible.

No other Bendigo Banks can accept artwork 

On the big day:

Nightcliff Jetty between 7am and 11am.  Voting closes at 7pm sharp, and work can be collected until 8pm.

Reminder: Artwork must be registered before the event or it won't be eligible for prize money and may be excluded from display if there is no space.

Please click here to fill out an entry form.

Participation Bonus for Schools and Groups

Since 2016 Nightcliff Community Enterprises has provided support for schools to assist in purchasing materials to create art work.

Register before April 24th and receive $150 to assist with costs of art supplies.

Conditions apply: This payment is only for schools, charitable or not for profit organisations, education providers and community groups.  Entry must be a single piece and not individual pieces of work.

All enquiries to  ArtSpace coordinator Pooja Shrestha on 8948 4485
or email 

Please note that I am not a bank employee and work elsewhere full time.  Text or email is my preferred contact as I may not be able to answer calls.

2016 Art DisplaySeabreeze Festival 2016 winner outlined in red.

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