• Chad Ajamian, Road to Recovery - Hawkesbury River Flood in Infrared - detail (Works on Paper Photography)

  • Jo Mellor, Care in the era of Solastalgia - detail (Painting)

  • Martina Clarke, Autotanks - detail  (interdisciplinary collab)

  • Ivy Whiteman, I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (Wearable design)

Artists and designers are agents of change, often taking the lead in responding to environmental or societal challenges. This year we invite audiences to explore the diverse ways artists and designers Australia-wide have interpreted our unique Australian landscape, responded to our climate emergency and advocated for our planet through their creative practices.

Presenting the work of 212 artists and designers across nine categories, now in its second year, the Prize brings together a dynamic community of artists, designers and audiences who care deeply about our future.  

Winners from each category will be awarded by the 2022 judges: Janet Laurence, artist; Dr Michael Mossman, a Kuku Yalanji man and Lecturer, University of Sydney School of Architecture Design & Planning; and fashion designer, Kit Willow.

The Prize categories are: Ceramics & small sculpture; Film & video; Interdisciplinary collaboration; Painting & mixed media; Works on paper & photography; Wearable design; Functional design; and Young artists and designers 7-12 years and 13 - 18 years. 

Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favourite works in the People’s Choice Awards. The voting forms are available on site at each of the exhibition venues. Voting closes Wednesday 24 August, 5pm and winners for the People’s Choice Awards will be announced on Saturday 27 August.

Exhibition dates & times

Friday 5 August - Sunday 28 August 2022. Hours: Tue - Sun, 10am - 5pm. Venues: Manly Art Gallery & Museum; Curl Curl Creative Space & Mona Vale Pop Up Gallery find out more

Artist Joanna Gambotto standing in front of the 1152 drawings that comprise her winning stop motion animation, Common Thread. Image © Karen Watson

2022 Prize winners

Congratulations to the winning artists and designers across the nine categories for this year’s Environmental Art & Design Prize. The winners ...

Martina Clarke, Autotanks - detail  (interdisciplinary collab)

2022 Exhibition

5 - 28 August 2022 - Exhibition venues: Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Curl Curl Creative Space and Mona Vale Pop Up Gallery.

Chad Ajamian, Road to Recovery - Hawkesbury River Flood in Infrared (detail)

2022 Finalists

Congratulations to all finalists selected to exhibit in the 2022 Northern Beaches Environmental Art & Design Prize, from 5 - 28 August.

2022 Program and Events

Art, music and words - there are a variety of programs for all to enjoy and participate in during this year's Prize.


Meet the 2022 Judges - Janet Laurence, artist; Dr Michael Mossman, academic lecturer and researcher; and fashion designer, Kit Willow.

Creative Toolkit: Made by nature, 2021. Work and details by Ivy Whiteman 


Thank you to the 2022 Northern Beaches Environmental Art and Design Prize Sponsors.

Matthew Harkness, Bioplastic waste dustpan and brush, 2021, PLA (polylactic acid) waste plastic

2021 Art Prize

In 2021, the inaugural Environmental Art & Design Prize exhibition displayed works by over 220 finalists across nine categories.

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