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Brisbane Grammar School Emerging Artist Award

Applications for the Brisbane Grammar School Emerging Artist Award are now closed

Up to two aspiring artists will receive $1500 to assist their entry in the 2023 BGS Art Show.

Recipients can use the award to purchase materials, framing, marketing and necessary preparations for the Show. The BGS Emerging Artist Award is a wonderful opportunity to raise an artist’s profile.

CLICK HERE to apply. Applications close 5.00pm on Monday 3 April 2023. 

BGS Emerging Artist Award Winners


BGS Year 12 student Angus Bissett was the recipient of the 2022 Brisbane Grammar School Emerging Artist Award. 

As an emerging artist, Angus displays a sophistication and intention in his art to document a ‘world that begs to be captured and transformed’. 

His photographic works specifically bring forward objects that are considered mundane to take centre stage.

Angus received $1000 prize money from the BGS Art Support Group towards his exhibition at the 2022 BGS Art Show.


BGS Old Boy Campbell Jones was the recipient of the 2021 Brisbane Grammar School Emerging Artist Award.

Campbell is inspired by the power of art to create conversation, provide meaning and transfer information.

He is interested in networks and structures, specifically the way in which they transfer information and shape our ways of seeing.

During his time at BGS, Campbell won the 2015 Outstanding Artist for the Senior Art Exhibition and in 2016 received an honourable mention in Creative Generations.

In Air, black and white photograph, Angus Bissett

Header image: Clay sculpture by Kruz Rimene for Year 11 Visual Arts, created during BGS Artist-in-Residence program with Karen Hannay