STILL: National Still Life Award

In 2017, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery embarked on a new chapter in its longstanding association with still life art by launching STILL: National Still Life Award, a $30,000 acquisitive prize.

STILL takes a contemporary and innovative approach to still life, exploring diverse themes that inspire and challenge artists of all backgrounds and levels of experience, attracting submissions from all corners of the country. This acquisitive award is presented biennially and is open to entries in all mediums, not just painting.

From 2023, STILL will be presented at Yarrila Arts and Museum, offering a new home for this prestigious award.


2021 Winner: Blak Douglas Silent Cop (Edition of 7), 2020, Bronze and concrete, 1590 x 700 x 420mm


2019 Winner: Kelly Austin, Stilled Composition 43, 2018, Ceramic, timber and acrylic paint, 480 x 1480 x 380mm


2017 Winner: Sarah Goffman, Asian table, 2017, PET plastics, other plastics, enamel paint, permanent marker, 200 x 1000 x 350mm