Promoting Mental Health Awareness

with the theme of 

Mind / Body / Environment

$5,000 Non-Acquisitive Prize 

Exhibit Opening and Winner Announced 

Saturday the 30th of September, 4-6 pm

Judging and Opening by Artist and Designers 

Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy

Whitewall Art Projects Gallery in Berrima NSW is proud to announce the Fourth Annual 

‘Into The Light’ Exhibit and Art Prize

to coincide with World Mental Health Week 2023. 

10% of sales donated to 'Cool Kids' [a program supporting mental health for children and teens] delivered by The Stress and Trauma Clinic 


‘Into The Light’ offers an opportunity to showcase the work of contemporary artists, whilst linking the visual arts with awareness of mental health; how the creative practice can influence the artist, and what the art can offer the viewer. The theme ‘Into the Light’, looks to showcase artwork that offers a sense of hope and light; a visual and emotional antidote to falling into darkness through the transformative power of art.

This year's World Mental Health Weeks theme explores Mind / Body / Environment, and works submitted must use one or more of the themes as inspiration for works submitted. 


  • Call For Entries Open: Friday 7th of July

  • Call For Entries Close: Friday 1st of September 

  • Finalists Notified: Monday 4th of September

  • Selected Finalist Artworks to be delivered to the Gallery STRICTLY  between Friday 22nd of September - Monday 25th of September  to Whitewall Art Projects 10 Jellore Street, Berrima NSW 2577

  • Announcement of Winner: Saturday 30th of September, 4 pm in the gallery 

  • Date of Show: Opening 4-6 pm, Saturday 30th of September - Exhibit opening and Prize announcement. In Gallery & Online.

  • Close of Show: Closing Sunday 15th of October - In Gallery & Online

  • Unsold Artwork is to be collected between Friday the 20th of October to Monday 23rd of October Only


  • The Art Prize is open to practicing artists residing in Australia. 

  • The prize is NON-ACQUISITIVE - the winner will receive prize money plus the opportunity to sell the work through the gallery. All artworks must be for sale. 

  • Artworks may be executed in all media including (but not restricted to) drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and digital media. 

  • Maximum dimensions for 2 D hanging works must not exceed 150 x 150 cm x 10 cm including frame. Sculpture or free standing works must not exceed 1.5 m high and not exceed 50 kilograms and be structurally sound.

  • The theme ‘Into the Light’ with a focus on Mind / Body and/or Environment is to be integrated conceptually into the work proposed.  

  • The work must have been completed within the last 2 years

  • All works must be original. Any works part of an edition must be limited to an edition of 10.

  • A $45.00 entry fee will be charged to cover administration and marketing costs to enter the competition.

  • All entries will be submitted online ONLY.

  • Selected Finalist artists are responsible for the delivery and collection of artworks [and all associated costs] within the required dates prior to and following the in-gallery exhibit. Failure to comply with the terms will result in losing position as a finalist. 

  • All hanging works must have both D rings and hanging wire, ready for installation. Any work that is not ready to hang will not be included in the exhibit. 

  • All works must be prepared using professional and sound materials and processes. 

  • Whitewall Art Projects, along with its sponsors will retain the right to promote all imagery, artworks and information about all works submitted to ‘Into the Light’ through all online, print, and social media platforms required. The artist will be credited in all media where work is shared. 

  • It is a condition of entry to agree to all Terms & Conditions. Failure to do so will forfeit entry. 


  • All works must be for sale.

  • Artists must price their work allowing for distribution as follows; 60% of the sale price will go to the artist, 30% to the gallery and 10% will be donated to our selected Mental Health Charity. GST (10%) will be added to the pre-donation amount

  • Please make the final retail price (including GST) to a rounded dollar amount, e.g. $1231.50 should be either $1230 or $1235.


  • All works submitted will be judged by independent judges not affiliated with the Gallery. The judge/s will be confirmed and announced shortly.

  • 40 finalist works will be selected for a comprehensive virtual online exhibit as well as the featured in-gallery exhibit.

Your contact details:

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Artwork information

Please complete the following information as accurately as possible. If you are selected it will be the text that is placed next to your work on the wall of the gallery and also online.

Entries must include up to three high-resolution images of the artwork in JPEG or TIFF (Maximum file size 5MB). File to follow the naming convention: lastname_firstname_title.
Entries must include the artist's CV In PDF or JPEG (Maximum file size 5MB). File to follow the naming convention: lastname_firstname_cv_date.

Please check your work before you press Submit.